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    Best way to get patches on my timbuk2?

    Hi, I just bought a timbuk2 bag and would like to decorate it with some patches. I am sure that putting on a patch would void the warranty of the bag, but I can live with that. What I'm wondering is what is the best way to safely put the patches on without ruining the water lining of the bag? I'm not sure if sewing or ironing the patch would be better. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.

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    just curious, did you get it from the dell.com huge discount like I did?

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    Well looking at mine, you can definitely pull the "skin" away from the liner far enough to minimize the risk of a needle.

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    Glue or iron on material.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldRoadGuy View Post
    Glue or iron on material.
    if the patch is "iron-ready" would ironing it on be all-right for the waterlining?

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    Needle and thread and patience. I've got several patches on my Reload; you just have to approach the material obliquely and not sew like a tard.

    If you can't handle that just stencil and spray your bag already. I hear all the cool kids are using gold Krylon this year.

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    Cool, thanks for the advice. I'll have to find a sewing machine somewhere now.

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    If you use a sewing machine you'd surely put holes in the water lining of said bag unless the rubber inside of it is self mending, which I doubt, you need to use the shallow stitching, you basically only run the needle under the top layer of material. . . But you put a ton of stitches in it and tie it off once at the beginning of the patch. Usually the corner and tie it in the middle of that side then the next corner then the middle again and so on and so forth. make the stitches about a 1/16" apart or about a 1.5mms . And if you really want it to stay on there you should use a hot glue *** in the meddle of the patch and around the edges. What? So I learned how to sew, it's a good little thing to learn. I would practice on something you can't ruin like an out t-shirt or something, you don't have to hot glue it. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by burvowski View Post
    Cool, thanks for the advice. I'll have to find a sewing machine somewhere now.
    I am sure the suggestion was using your hands and not a machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CastIron View Post
    If you do use this, spray the patch not the bag. . .

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