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K'Tesh
09-15-2011, 12:12 AM
Was poking around over on Bikeforums.net, when I found this thread:
Krylon Fusion: Spray paint your panniers w/excellent results! (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/768032-Krylon-Fusion-Spray-paint-your-panniers-w-excellent-results!)

Ok, I'm game... here's an old Jandd bag that I have that could use a new look...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6077/6149053733_0a7f10a8af.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ufobike/6149053733/) http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6068/6149078809_8d8f777dd1.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ufobike/6149078809/)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6083/6149604108_0acd6beb9f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ufobike/6149604108/) http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6203/6149639104_f321af9207.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ufobike/6149639104/)

I masked the reflective strip and the velcro with regular masking tape.

I'm pleased with the results.

Rubberside Down!
K'Tesh

Alan
09-15-2011, 09:29 AM
Cool! Thanks for mentioning that.

wsbob
09-15-2011, 09:57 AM
Update in a month or two or less, how the finish holds up to flexing and abrasion. Also, getting paint on the zipper teeth might be something to be cautious about doing; might not be a problem, or on the other hand, it might be a problem.

K'Tesh
09-15-2011, 10:31 AM
I didn't protect the zippers, and they are a little harder to operate, but then I seldom use them (I don't always use the cable when I lock up). I'm certain that in time they will get easier to use again.

As to the durability of the finish, I'll keep an eye on things, but I've still got the can of paint, and it wasn't anywhere near being used up with this application.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41nKWwARlpL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

I got my can at Freddies, and right now (2011/9/15) they were offering 25% off of the $5.25 price

Simple Nature
09-15-2011, 11:48 AM
Too bad they don't make that in reflective paint :)

K'Tesh
04-15-2012, 11:43 PM
Figured enough time has passed to update this thread...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5447/6937070840_b5666591a3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ufobike/6937070840/) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7087/7083146849_45bb3529a9.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ufobike/7083146849/) http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5196/6937070664_1c8ca2325c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ufobike/6937070664/)

Seeing it in the photos, I'm tempted to wash it, let it dry, and try again (this time masking the zippers too).

FYI: My bike spends a lot of time outdoors while I'm at school, and I'd guess the bag's about 10 years old now.