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1Back to top Go down   painting panniers Empty painting panniers Tue Feb 06, 2024 3:14 am


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My K1100LT panniers got banged up so I proceeded to repair them and repaint with MITA bedliner.  I like the way it turned out but with hindsight I would like to share a few things I would do differently.
First the repairs.  Since these bags are ABS I used ABS glue to repair on the inside of the pannier and to build up a damaged corner on the outside.  Then a fine line of superglue on exterior cracks.  Followed by sanding to provide a tooth for the bedliner paint.
I removed the latches but I should have just masked them off.  Lot of extra work reattaching the latches, ended up using 10-32 screws and tapping the latches.  Masking tape is available at auto paint suppliers in narrow widths that go around curves nicer.  Bought a bonding spray and bedliner spray cans at the auto paint supplier also.
I was apprehensive since I have never painted before but the bags were so patched up I thought I could do no harm.  Bedliner is a 2K 2 part spray can.  I learned to keep a distance and move the can fast as it will lay down a heavy splatter coat if you do not.  Several light coats later and I have some good looking panniers.
Hope this helps someone who has some crapping looking panniers.


2Back to top Go down   painting panniers Empty Re: painting panniers Tue Feb 06, 2024 6:00 am


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I've done a couple of set of cases in LineX truck bed liner.

In addition to taping off where the latches mount it's a good idea to also tape off the rails on the bottom where the hinge pieces mount as well as the roundels and reflectors.

For the Gen III bags I also remove the rubber scuff pads and tape off those areas too. Those are a PITA to remove without tearing them but it's possible if you're careful and take your time. I used roofing tar from a grease gun tube to reattach them.

I use blue painter's tape to tape things off.

Locks can be reattached with rivets:

Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT

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