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Old 06-08-2013, 05:58 AM   #151
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Kirk -
Keep in mind that a raised label on a flat surface - especially something like a panier - will be easily damaged by boots, etc.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:21 AM   #152
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Kirk -
Keep in mind that a raised label on a flat surface - especially something like a panier - will be easily damaged by boots, etc.
They will go on outside rear corners. If your boot hits that, you are in bigger trouble than a ruined decal.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:53 AM   #153
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Yeah, no doubt it would probably be a fifth of the price.

I think reflective is definitely on the want list. No matter what I order, I do want that. It's a nice added safety feature.

Here's what got me started on the domed top decal kick...



I got these in the mail the other day and really liked how nice they look. I want mine to be an elongated oval with red, reflective background. KP lettering color as yet undetermined. Something with good contrast. Probably black, white, or maybe a grey.

Vinyl would probably be less than a dollar per label. Just guessing? but these Polyurethane decals will likely be $5 each and will probably have a minimum run of several hundred to get them for that price. I'll investigate more on Monday...

I just have these in mind, so that's what I want to put on my panniers. Once I see things in my mind, I just have to figure out how to make it happen.

Will it be worth 5x the price? I think so.
i see what youre going with there..... but i have a suggestion.

since you ship your panniers un coated, i would not apply the decal as many people would want to have them coated. otherwise, you're spending hard earned cash for something that is going to get taken off and not able to be put on.

just my $.02, but hey, your bottle openers are great.
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:03 AM   #154
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They will go on outside rear corners. If your boot hits that, you are in bigger trouble than a ruined decal.
Someday I'll show you what my kid's MX boots have done to the stickers on my old System Paniers !
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:34 AM   #155
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Well, one more reason (which now makes 2) to head out that way.

By the way, the top rack now feels like a rock, even at speeds that my attorney says I should never admit to in public...
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:14 AM   #156
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Arthur's Sport Classic's cases installed...





Nice install, Arthur! I can't wait to see what they look like in black.
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:01 AM   #157
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Neat Kirk, really "fit" the bike and look like they came on it.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:27 AM   #158
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Neat Kirk, really "fit" the bike and look like they came on it.
Thanks, Mike, but I can't take the design credit. I worked off dimensions provided by Arthur. They do look factory on there, though. He did a great job envisioning how they'd look.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:11 PM   #159
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No, but you can certainly take credit for executing the idea.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:38 PM   #160
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Kirk,
I like the idea of the dome decal, I've used websticker.com for die cut vinyl before, here's a link to something similar to the banks decal.
https://www.websticker.com/domed-decals.php

Love the work you do!
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:31 PM   #161
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So I've had my boxes on for a week now, can't be happier with them. I though the quality was great and Kirk did a great job with them. I went with the brushed metal look, I spent a couple of evenings scratching them with some scotch brite pads. I have gotten a few of compliments on them already.




They even held up when I dropped the bike today.
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:27 AM   #162
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Kirk,
I like the idea of the dome decal, I've used websticker.com for die cut vinyl before, here's a link to something similar to the banks decal.
https://www.websticker.com/domed-decals.php

Love the work you do!
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Thanks, Chad!

I found a decal maker last week in IL that I'm going to try out. I'm hoping to be approving the proof this week. Then it should take 10 business days. It's a lot more affordable than I thought it was.

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Old 06-16-2013, 03:29 AM   #163
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I hope you didn't get hurt in the drop!

Product testing in it's finest! Your bike looks great. I've always preferred the brushed aluminum look to powder myself.

Thanks for the pics!

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So I've had my boxes on for a week now, can't be happier with them. I though the quality was great and Kirk did a great job with them. I went with the brushed metal look, I spent a couple of evenings scratching them with some scotch brite pads. I have gotten a few of compliments on them already.




They even held up when I dropped the bike today.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:35 AM   #164
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Thanks, Chad!

I found a decal maker last week in IL that I'm going to try out. I'm hoping to be approving the proof this week. Then it should take 10 business days. It's a lot more affordable than I thought it was.

Awesome, I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work!
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:39 PM   #165
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Awesome, I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work!

Thanks!
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