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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-13-2011, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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Leather removed and painted bags... I think they turned out OK.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-13-2011, 09:48 AM
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Wow, didnt know this was possible.

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Leather removed and painted bags... I think they turned out OK.
Hey give more info. this is BIG news. i didnt think the stock bags could be painted. i didnt think they would be smooth enough to paint. my dog jumped up onto my leather covered bag and scratched the leather a bit. this would be a great alternative to buying painted hard bags. this will give many a bike rider an alternative when there leather starts to look like crap. did you have to do anything to the edges of the bags? and sanding or what?
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Looks nice.
Yes, prep info, and all. Sounds like good idea.
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-13-2011, 11:08 AM
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Looks like you painted the leather, can't tell? I saw a set at a show that it looked like someone took the leather off and painted the plastic under it. Not sure never got to talk to the owner. Maybe some filler would be needed?

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Nice job.
There's a guy here in the Syracuse area that does great leather repair & custom work. Is there anywhere on here to post some pics of his work? not sure of the rules & regulations


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I bought the bags already missing the leather, so I was kinda stuck painting them! Did not paint over the leather.
OK, so what I did was wipe the bare plastic with paint thinner, hand sand everywhere (except chrome) with 600 grit sandpaper. Wiped them again with the thinner, and sprayed them with one can of adhesion promoter over both bags.
I followed this with one can of sandable primer over both bags.
Let it dry overnight, then sanded the primer smooth with the 600 grit.
After that, I laid about 4 coats of color over both bags. I used 2 cans of duplicolor "perfect match" if I remember correctly, which is a really close match to the stock paint with just a little metallic to it. I'll have to get the paint code from the can, but they had 2 metallics, one cap looked basically black, the other looked way to silver. I used the black one.
Followed the color with 4 coats of clear, same thing, 2 cans over both bags. Last coat needs to go on pretty thick without running it so It has a nice gloss to it instead of that "overspray" look. After they dried, I mounted them up. I need to get some nylon washers for the hinges since the leather isn't there to take up the space. They wiggle around a bit right now.

Hope that helps!!
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What about where they are stitched ,did you have to fill all the little holes that are there,or did they fill with the primer?
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They pretty much filled with primer. I should have spent more time priming and sanding to get a better end result, but it turned out good enough for me. You can still see the stiching holes though...
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Yea dug into it this afternoon just did one lid,sanded ,fill holes,sanded again,primed,filled holes again,primed again ,I will let the painter do the real fine stuff but they look good
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Nice post and great job. Thanks!

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