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Spraying Zega Panniers (inside)

Hi all,

I want to do something to protect stuff from the naked aluminium in my Zega panniers. I have several options - from cutting up a simple sleeping mat and sticking that inside - right through (to the rather expensive at £2.99 per metre) sticky back plastic.

The option gaining most credit at the moment is to apply a simple aluminium paint primer and then give it a thin coat of matt black spray paint. (colour optional of course - my best mate thinks pink is the way to go).

There's also a possibility of using a rubberised spray paint for a better finish - which should also help keep things in place if I've not managed to pack things quite as well as I should have.

So just wondering if anyone else has done something similar - or if there's something I'm missing altogether.

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and I'm normally so good about using search here first...

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http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...-panniers-4518

Answers all my questions - avoid painting, try Anodising!

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Talking Lining

Anodising seems a very expensive solution. I lined mine with Wilkinsons Decorative Self Adhesive Foil. Can't remember the price, but was definitely cheap as chips. Zebra skin pattern too!

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Lining panniers

I bought my present bike with panniers already lined with dark "carpet" used in car interiors. Relativly cheap and hardwearing, and not too difficult to cut and shape, glue with contact glue, according to Ulf who sold the Geezer. Now I have new panniers from the insurance after a knock down in oktober last year, got the bike last week, after six months of stinginess and procrastination. Now I will have to do the job.

One modification, take a thin plywood plate a few mm smaller than the base of your pannier, drill a fingersize hole, cover it with your carpet with a few mm overlap, make an X over the hole, and you have a false bottom. I am sure you can think of something to hide under there.
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Over the years i have discovered that painting is usually a bad choice, it will rub off on your gear. Annodising is expensive, and carpet is thick and heavy. Personally i feel that the best solution is getting some canvass [or any hard wearing material], bag liners made that fit inside with either velcro tabs or possibly button snaps to hold them in place. They are easily removeable for washing, cheap, light weight, take up little if any valuable space and can be easily replaced anywhere for little money, which also contributes to local econamies. The last set i had made were from Medellin, Colombia. They cost me $25 and are still in use today.
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Cool - thanks guys - I've moved on from the painting solution - much for the reasons you've gone into and have moved onto this - http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...feedback-57194

Your thoughts much appreciated before I get the sewing machine going.

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Hi Mat,

contrary to others, I have painted the inside of panniers before and never really had a problem, though "next time", I would use a self etching primer first

I was thinking of using the martial that you make large stickers out of... vinyl? Like SELF ADHESIVE WHITE VINYL SHEET 2000MM X 610MM AVERY/3M | eBay UK this from fleabay.

The stuff you use soapy water on when you stick it down.
Its pretty robust on the outside and survived a crash or 2 so should be AOK on the inside... light as well

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Mine are lined with clear plastic film, I used to get it from B&Q, pale colours would be better for spotting small items in there.
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