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Old 04-21-2014, 10:26 AM   #1
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Airhead tool wrap material

What do ya'll recon the the /5 tool wrap material is. Vinyl, PVC or some other mix?
I'm having the mother disassemble the one I have to make a replica. It would be nice to use the same materials and colors. I might ask her to do a wax cotton and a leather version as well.
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:00 PM   #2
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Oooh... wax cotton!


Forget the plastic/cloth originalstuff!! (...but if you insist on that, I would look into some of the materials used for boat bimini tops: Stamoid is a good choice?




That's my vote!!
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:48 PM   #3
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Heavy or medium canvas makes the best tool wraps. Apply wax and oil mixture to make waterproof. Leather may have some use but leather generally traps water.

This is most definitely an opinion.
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:02 PM   #4
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Heavy or medium canvas makes the best tool wraps. Apply wax and oil mixture to make waterproof. Leather may have some use but leather generally traps water.

This is most definitely an opinion.
+1 the original material tears pretty easy after shoving it in the tool box over and over. Here's an inmate that makes some
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:27 PM   #5
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I bought one of these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and it's awesome. I really like the toolkits that came in my airheads, but I wanted something a little more substantial and durable. It doesn't fit in the tool carrier.
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:38 PM   #6
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What do ya'll recon the the /5 tool wrap material is. Vinyl, PVC or some other mix?
I'm having the mother disassemble the one I have to make a replica. It would be nice to use the same materials and colors. I might ask her to do a wax cotton and a leather version as well.
Egyptian Cotton. Look how long it kept mummy looking good. And since she is making you a new one well....say no more.
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:23 AM   #7
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I think I've found some materials close enough. I'm going to ship out the tool roll this week and see what the madre can do. She has permission to disassemble it for exact dimensions.
I really love the stock BMW tool roll. I have other ones with great tools too, but I always come back to the bmw one.
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:01 PM   #8
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I use Kathy's tool rolls. Plural because I managed to lose a complete roll on a trip one time (long story). I replaced it with another Kathy's because I like 'em, and she offers a "large" roll. She uses Cordura material, and I think that's smart. Water resistant and wears well - abrasion can be an issue over time.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:58 PM   #9
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Vinyl, PVC or some other mix?]
Yes, it's the first two. PVC = polyVINYL chloride = Vinyl

Don't use leather. It'll make your tools rust. I'm going to make some tool rolls of airhead size out of ballistic nylon.
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:43 AM   #10
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I use Kathy's tool rolls.
Good products.

http://kathysjourneydesigns.com/prod...ool-Pouch.html

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Old 04-23-2014, 05:04 AM   #11
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Egyptian Cotton. Look how long it kept mummy looking good. And since she is making you a new one well....say no more.
The shroud of tourin' would be ok too.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:16 AM   #12
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+1 on kathy's, got one as a rally door prise in the early 80's, its on its second bike and at least 300K, no signs of giving out yet.. heavy cordura construction...
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The shroud of tourin' would be ok too.
Good one
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:18 AM   #14
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After losing 2 tool rolls the last one I made was white - so I can see it on the road. trail. I also put my name & number inside it (lucky I did as I lost it as well)
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