03-21-2002, 11:33 AM
Well, once it goes on the leathers it will probably be racing tape... images/icons/grin.gif
I want to cover the perferations when it's cold. Will it remove some of the coloring off the leathers or will it be a mess to clean off?
Let me know if you've done it before...thanks
03-21-2002, 12:14 PM
The color is dyed into the leather, so you should be okay on that front. Some colors are just surface (like chrome/shiny parts are sometimes just surface colors), but you should be fine.
I'd be more worried about getting the goo off afterwards.
03-21-2002, 11:36 PM
I used boxing tape before with no problems. I figured duct tape was too gooey so I never even tried. A windbreaker over top is the cleanest soln.
03-22-2002, 08:56 AM
What is boxing tape??? Are you refering to the clear tape used on packages???
I have a wind breaker that I put underneath and it stops most of the air comming through the perforations. But it has vents in the arm pits and that causes my body temp to slowly get lower on long rides. I might try just putting a layer of heavy nylon in that area.
03-22-2002, 09:07 AM
I've used it to cover up sponsor patches that are no longer current (that's the PC term for that)
to hold on my knee pucks because the velcro had uh....been....uh... on the ground images/icons/grin.gif
03-22-2002, 12:11 PM
DO NOT use duct tape on your leathers it WILL leave a goo that is no doubt hard to get off. I have never put it on leather but everything else it leaves and unsightly goo.
03-22-2002, 12:21 PM
Guess the duct tape isn't a good idea...thanks for letting me figure it out the easy way, instead of spending hours trying to get it off.
I'll just keep trying some different layers under the leathers untill I find the right combo.
To block the cold air, what you'll want to do is wear the nylon jacket on the OUTSIDE of your leathers. It'll block the wind better, trust me. Right now, the leathers are soaking in the cold air, maybe just not enough to cold-soak you. If you like wearing a nylon jacket under your suit, that's okay too. Heck, wear both (one on the inside, one on the outside). You should be toasty warm. images/icons/grin.gif
03-23-2002, 08:26 PM
Thanks Dman...I think it was just the fashion police that was causing me to put the windbreaker underneath the leathers. You know...gotta show look good cuz of all that money spent on the leather suit. But I'll give your method a try since others have told me to wear my rain suit if I get cold.
03-23-2002, 09:08 PM
What, you mean it isn't warm everywhere...DOH!!
03-24-2002, 09:50 PM
Originally posted by Robbo:
What, you mean it isn't warm everywhere...DOH!!<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I just moved up to CO from AZ...hence all the perferated leathers that aren't right for this state.
03-26-2002, 12:03 AM
Originally posted by Rbike:
Thanks Dman...I think it was just the fashion police that was causing me to put the windbreaker underneath the leathers. You know...gotta show look good cuz of all that money spent on the leather suit. But I'll give your method a try since others have told me to wear my rain suit if I get cold.<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Rbike, i dont think i would ever put duct tape on my leathers, if it is cold, i just wear a rain top, jumper or even my motocross top over the top of the leathers, also it is good way of keeping them clean from bugs images/icons/smile.gif I have an old tshirt that i always wear over the top of the leathers for when i go for fast rides so i can keep them clean (i dont care what the fashion police say) images/icons/smile.gif