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Old 10-01-2012, 03:29 PM   #16
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Spray on bed liner is probably over kill. But not a bad idea years from now when the boxes have been beat up a bit. I know the bags will take abuse but like I said, the bike is only a month old. The grip tape idea makes sense. It will keep gear from moving around when mounted on the top of the boxes. Thanks again for the responses.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:48 PM   #17
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DO NOT USE the skateboard grip tape!! It is basically sticky backed sand paper and is too abrasive.

Instead use motorcycle grip tape like Factory Effex makes:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...pe-Sheets.aspx

It comes in colors as well as clear
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:51 PM   #18
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Skateboard grip tape which I cut to a custom fit. No scuffs and prevents anything you set on the lids from slipping off.


As soon as I read this I knew what my next mod would be. Especially when I remembered that I used a translucent grip tape on my decks back in the day. Some longboard buddies use it on their decks today. Whatcha think about on top of aluminum cases? Obviously, the left side is with the tape, letting the woodgrain show through.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:54 PM   #19
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I guess I don't skateboard enough LOL
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:37 PM   #20
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Thanks SB and Evil Twin. All good advice and suggestions. Now I realize there are many more options than just the 3M film I originally was going to buy. The translucent skateboard tape looks good too. Thanks.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:57 PM   #21
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Clear shelf liner paper at walmart. Very inexpensive and you can just cut another piece off of the roll anytime it starts looking bad. There is enough adheasive to keep it on but not so much that it is a pain to remove.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:35 PM   #22
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As luck would have it, I was working out in Laguna Beach the other day and I stopped at a surf shop. I picked up some self adhesive skim board grip pads. They are made from a soft sponge / rubber material and are big enough to cut to my desired size. I think this might be the solution I am looking for! I'll try and post some pictures after I cut the pads and stick them on this weekend.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:11 AM   #23
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The skateboard tape idea is awesome. This is why I love reading these forums. I am always getting new ideas.
Obviously skateboardtape is a bad idea, it will protect your pannier but it will destroy anything that you fix to the pannier, like bags and waterbottles.

Even on the aluminium stuff gets thinner on the surface you place on the pannier, waterbottles last 500 km offroad, bags 2 hollydays.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:40 AM   #24
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:15 AM   #25
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Had the same problem. I found 8mil clear bra film on Ebay. Put it on the front of the bags too to protect them from bugs tar and rocks.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:47 AM   #26
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Obviously skateboardtape is a bad idea, it will protect your pannier but it will destroy anything that you fix to the pannier, like bags and waterbottles.

Even on the aluminium stuff gets thinner on the surface you place on the pannier, waterbottles last 500 km offroad, bags 2 hollydays.
I agree, will act like sand paper.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:08 AM   #27
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If you don't want grip tape then google map your area for a place that makes vinyl decals for store window, race cars and such.

Tell them what you want and they will advise you on the best option. They can make it in whatever color and size you want and the non permanent stuff works based on static and will last about 7 years. After that long it will still peel off with a little heat (hair dryer in winter or full sunlight in summer). They can also do full color graphics printing on a base stock of white vinyl that is also completely weather proof.

That also leaves you the option of peeling it off if you don't like it or getting an extra set to make everything look new again when/if you do drop it some day.
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If you ask for a couple of square feet, most sign shops will just give it to you.
In any color you want.

You can also use it in wear areas, such as near the ignition key and foot pegs.
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