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« on: June 21, 2011 10:23:26 AM »

I have an old bike, but as I've grown older it's become unattractive to me. This unattractiveness has prevented me from riding it at times-- it looks like a young boy's bike, not a handsome man's. I've grown, but my dear bike has not.
I know this is quite shallow, judging a bike based on its looks. But aren't we all shallow sometimes in relationships? I'm sure my bike doesn't mind anyway.

I know I can't disown my bike for its bad looks (also because I can't afford a new one), so I've been considering re-vamping it. Painting it isn't an option (too expensive, plus too advanced; it's like painting a car), so this morning I thought, why not put my craftiness to good use with some mod podge?

I discovered outdoor mod podge and I was considering buying fabric and mod-podging it to my bike with the gooky substance. I have no experience with this gook though, only minimal experience with regular mod podge. My questions, for all you experienced mod-podgers out there, are:

How waterproof and durable is outdoor mod podge, particularly in regards to using it on a bike (your best guess)?
Will it wear off?
Will it ruin my dear, ugly bike?

Thank you fellow crafters!
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2011 01:34:32 PM »

Sounds like a really fun idea! I haven't used outdoor modge podge but I do know that it's supposed to be water tight. I bet if you applied multiple coats you'd be pretty safe. You may want to reapply on a fairly regular basis if you live somewhere that's really rainy?

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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2011 04:01:52 AM »

This sounds like such a great idea! I have no qualms with my little red bike, but I am all for customization! We have more than a few unused bikes in the backyard so I might experiment on them before I mess with my dear friend. =3
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2011 09:19:49 AM »

Mod podge is waterproof. I love it! I have mod podge all kinds of things, terra cotta pots, wood, chairs, tables, lamps... you may need to sand the bike so the glue can adhere but you can always do a test patch.
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