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    Spraypainting a Chrome Bag

    I saw a thread about this before but it didn't really answer my question. What I want to know is if your run of the mill aerosol spray paint would damage my Cordura (I'm obviously not going to try to paint the tarpaulin liner) and how long it would last. So does anyone know?

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    And why would you like to ruin a $100+ bag with spray paint??
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    ETA: mine is starting to look rough, but it just goes to show I actually use it and carry stuff.
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    IMO, this is a terrible idea.

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    You'll just make it ugly in a different way.
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    Spray paint makes everything better.

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    What that make it a "candy apple bag"?
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    You should paint your chrome bag chrome with chrome spray paint.

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    Just draw ugly pen doodles on it like a 90's highschool girl

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLY300 View Post
    Just draw ugly pen doodles on it like a 90's highschool girl
    This guy knows what's up. Do this, OP.

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    It should work.
    Try spraying a separate piece of cordura before you do your bag... if something goes wrong, you haven't buggered your bag.
    The durability of the paint will depend on the type of paint you use and how much wear and tear the bag receives.

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    I'd just skip the rattle can and go straight for bedazzling

    bedazzled-vaseline-790163.jpg
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    Spraypainting Dura Ace 7600 hubs is a perfectly acceptable practice on this forum so why not a stupid bag?

    Go for it. Post pics when you're done so we can collectively marvel at it with jaws agape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unkle Rico View Post
    I'd just skip the rattle can and go straight for bedazzling

    bedazzled-vaseline-790163.jpg
    It would go well with this frame. Matching messenger bag and frame, now that would be hot.

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    Because I love to spray paint my 7600 hubs, I was thinking of spray painting a stencil on my chrome bag as it was looking a bit ragged after 5 years of use. Instead I ordered a custom canvas print off some website for $35, cut it off the frame and glued it to my bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve-in-kville View Post
    And why would you like to ruin a $100+ bag with spray paint??
    #1 I bought it secondhand off a friend for $37
    #2 I don't have the money to spend $180 on a new custom
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    IMO, this is a terrible idea.
    Why? Elaborate
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclosaurus View Post
    You'll just make it ugly in a different way.
    That implies that Chrome bags are already ugly

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    Do what you want. I have some screen printing and paint hands on mine It's dirt and faded so I don't care anymore how it looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrodzilla View Post
    spraypainting dura ace 7600 hubs is a perfectly acceptable practice on this forum so why not a stupid bag?

    Go for it. Post pics when you're done so we can collectively marvel at it with jaws agape.
    no way!!! Link???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Spraypainting Dura Ace 7600 hubs is a perfectly acceptable practice on this forum so why not a stupid bag?

    Go for it. Post pics when you're done so we can collectively marvel at it with jaws agape.
    Quote Originally Posted by DScience View Post
    no way!!! Link???
    You've only just heard? Stryper and Scrod have been fighting this out for yonks

    One of them holds the moral high ground, we're just not sure which one
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    Is anyone even going to ask what color? Priorities, people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    Is anyone even going to ask what color? Priorities, people.
    Blimey, you're not taking him seriously are you?

    If I'm forced to be serious, my concern would be the paint cracking as the the material of the bag flexes, leading the thing to look worse than it does now. Mind you, I'm also one of those boring old pharts who rattles on about patina ie, old stuff should look old and often looks better for it because the scuffs and scrapes tell the story of the item.
    I had a good bike ... so I FIXED it

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    So much facepalm.

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    i thought i had seen everything....

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedapperest View Post
    That implies that Chrome bags are already ugly
    My mistake. I mistook a different poster's comment about his bag looking "rough" as yours.
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    double_facepalm.jpg

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