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Old 05-27-12, 03:33 PM   #1
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Gum Wrapping

Hey just perusing this subforum. I did something a long time ago and thought I'd share the idea though I'm not sure if it's anything new to you all. Now if you can still get your hands on the old wrigleys wrappers with the wax papr inside and aluminum outside you can carefully separate the two pieces and the adhesive will remain on the aluminum. If anyone is inclined they could "chrome plate" a whole bike frame with this wrapper material. Drawback is it scratches easily but is really does look amazing. I only did with with a computer mouse and it took a long time but if someone wants to do it I'd love to see the final product.
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Old 05-28-12, 09:28 AM   #2
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If you end up going for it, be sure to post a picture here!
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You might want to check out Bare Metal Foil, that is used by model car enthusiasts.
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Hey just perusing this subforum. I did something a long time ago and thought I'd share the idea though I'm not sure if it's anything new to you all. Now if you can still get your hands on the old wrigleys wrappers with the wax papr inside and aluminum outside you can carefully separate the two pieces and the adhesive will remain on the aluminum. If anyone is inclined they could "chrome plate" a whole bike frame with this wrapper material. Drawback is it scratches easily but is really does look amazing. I only did with with a computer mouse and it took a long time but if someone wants to do it I'd love to see the final product.
What glue were you sniffing?
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hardware store might have some foil `duct tape`, to achieve the same effect ? !
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What glue were you sniffing?
Good point I guess I should have found some forum for tossing around weird ideas instead of posting in the mainstream bike culture subforum. LOL I'm such a newb sometimes.
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Good point I guess I should have found some forum for tossing around weird ideas instead of posting in the mainstream bike culture subforum. LOL I'm such a newb sometimes.
heeey....dont you dare ! this is exactly the right forum for weird and wacky ideas....it is `alt bikes` !!!
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And if you're lucky the bike will smell all Spearmint-y fresh.

Just don't stick your used gum under the saddle.
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I'm one step ahead of you. I bought TWO Rolls of Aluminum-inized Gift Wrap and wrapped my Pannier Set in it. The gift wrap was $4.99 a roll, 15 square feet per roll, and I just had enough.

But IIRC, there is a Dollar Store downtown, that sell Foil-on-paper sandwich wrap, in rolls that say 'Reynolds" , the kind they use at a sandwich shop or Delicatesen .

This is only temporary, and I am thinking of changing it soon. I have bought another roll of gift wrap, solid red, 40 square feet, cost $4.99.

But look for the Reynolds brand. Not exactly 531... I think it may say "Commercial Grade" on the box.
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And if you're lucky the bike will smell all Spearmint-y fresh.

Just don't stick your used gum under the saddle.
Better yet, mold it as you finish chewing and make a new saddle out of the used gum. Once it hardens you'll be set.
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