Aluminum Case protective decals

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by jeepdude65, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. rmw

    rmw Been here awhile

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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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  2. jeepdude65

    jeepdude65 Been here awhile

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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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  3. 2712

    2712 Been here awhile

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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.:evil
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  4. yellowbirdrs

    yellowbirdrs Been here awhile

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    3M Safety Walk Anti Skid Tape
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  5. scooteraug02

    scooteraug02 Dog Rancher

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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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  6. bemiiten

    bemiiten League of Adventures

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    I agree, will act like sand paper.
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  7. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    +1

    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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