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Old 04-02-13, 11:52 PM
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Chrome bags and iron on patches?

Ok so i got a chrome hip bag recently and i wanted to put an iron on patch on it but im concerned that the heat will damage the inner liner since the nylon is so porous, has anyone ironed one on before? I had done a search and seen a lot of people prefer to use the aileens fabric glue but the patch i have has the iron on glue on it already and im concerned the glue wouldn't adhere well to it and i figure the iron on glue would be more durable anyway. I had emailed chrome and the best the could say is 'it is not advised" which of course is the answer i expected because they cant be liable if someone is a dummy and cant use an iron and torches their bag so i was wondering if anyone has done it and had success/horror?
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Old 04-03-13, 12:00 AM
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Can you not sew it on instead with a good sewing machine? If your machine protests too much because the fabric is so dense, how about taking it to a place where they use a heavy duty industrial sewing machine to put it on. I agree with the company on that one. I examined the bags for myself. If the outer fabric can take the heat, the linings, zippers, or other items might not. Be cautious and err on that side.
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Unfortunately with the hip bag its not Big enough for me to be able to separate the liner from the canvas enough where I wouldn't risk stabbing the liner with the needle, I'm trying to put on a fairly large patch and the closer I would get to the Velcro on the flap the less play there would be between the layers to separate them enough.
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Old 04-03-13, 08:05 AM
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What kind of patch? Would it be feasible to sew it on by hand?
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If you sew the patch to a piece of similar rubbery material , you can use the adhesives for shoe repair ,
to glue it on, and not make holes in the bag itself.

or attach the patch, (decoration I Presume), with a Hot melt glue gun.

the white sticks are better than the clear, for that.

if the area is woven fabric, backed up by the separate Liner
then you can go around it with hand sewing too.

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I used this to put stripes on my uniform jacket:


Worked fine. Just be real careful and clean off the excess before it starts to set.
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My liner is removable, isn't yours? I have a mini metro bag. My tarp liner is completely removable from the inside large area. But not removable from the smaller front pockets or on the lower outside front flap of my bag. Otherwise, I would use adhesive like Gorilla Glue or a fabric glue. I wouldn't use heat near the tarp liner. Can you place something between the 2 layers if you can't seperate them while ironing? Have you google searched Chrome bag images and see if you can find one somebody patched and what they used to do so?
I dunno if you are in the market, but I also got their Bishop wallet and buckle keychain for my keys and the pouch pocket for my sunglasses/cell/garmin, slick system!

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