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Wheel Chocker
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« on: May 29, 2010, 02:30:21 PM »

Hi all,

I was just wondering what the preferred adhesive is amongst those of you who've ever had to patch any spots on your popped up tents.  The fella we bought ours from gave us some spare canvas to patch with, but I wanted to make sure we get the best stuff there is to seal up any holes anywhere.  Please let me know what you use and what you've tried and whatever other helpful info you can throw my way. 

Thanks!  :)
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2010, 04:31:42 PM »

I have had great results with Tear Aid (you can find it on Amazon), assuming you aren't talking about large holes.  There are two different kinds - Type A is for fabric and Type B is for vinyl - so make sure you get the right kind for your application.  It is easy to apply, is waterproof, and is tolerant to both high and low temperatures.
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2010, 04:50:19 PM »

Probably be tough to successfully glue canvas to canvas.  But if I was going to attempt it, I'd use 3M 5200, or maybe GOOP, or E6000, or silicone.

Personally I'd suggest the product that CQ has used, or iron on patches, or....if the spare canvas is a perfect color match, take the camper's canvas down and have an autotive upholstery shop sew in the patches.  If you shape the patches to look like gussets or other blended shapes, they'll barely be noticeable.  Or sew them in yourself if you have a good sewing machine.
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2010, 07:42:24 PM »

When we had a PUP, I always used a needle and thread to sew up the rip and then used Tear Mender to keep it from fraying.

For rips in the screens, I just used a needle and some black thread.

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