fix rip in down jacket

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fix rip in down jacket

by queasy » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:11 pm

Have a small tear (non-seam) on my down jacket. need some way to repair it, anyone have a best glue or method on how to do this? Because its a puffy the rip is just on the ouside, not all the way thru the coat where I would have to patch the inside and outside. Thanks in advance

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by JanVanGenk » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:03 pm

GTX repair patches work great, I've used them for my down jacket.

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Universal repair material

by oldandslow » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:58 pm

Why would you use anything but duct tape?

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repair

by Snowy » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:16 pm

McNett Tenacious tape, then seam grip the tape edges.

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Re: Universal repair material

by woodsxc » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:49 am

oldandslow wrote:Why would you use anything but duct tape?


Took the words right out of my mouth.

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by 8kclimber » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:44 am

www.rainypass.com

They will fix it so you don;t even know it's there. They do the warranty work for most all manufactures.

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by Hotoven » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:31 pm

I have used duck tape, and it slowly comes off over time once your get into high winds and snow. I haven't used it on a down jacket, but on my gaiters, duck tape only last a few hours. So I then got a GTX patch. That hardly lasted the same amount of time. I follow the directions on how to apply, but to no avail. I guess my gear is Ghay!

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by Sleighty » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:02 pm

Ya no matter what you use it's gonna come off quick unless you seal the edges. I've used duct tape as well as the REI nylon patch tape stuff. Patch tape is thin as shit and tears quick, duct tape is better...just seal it like people have said, silnet or something of the like.

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Re: repair

by aedwards » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:06 pm

Snowy wrote:McNett Tenacious tape, then seam grip the tape edges.


+1, word. 8)

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by mconnell » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:28 pm

Sleighty wrote:Ya no matter what you use it's gonna come off quick unless you seal the edges.


I have duct tape that's been on the butt of a pair of pants for close to 10 years. Never sealed the edges nor replaced the tape.

I did have to replace the tape on a pair of wind pants I wore to the gym the other day. All they had was route marking tape, so now I have a neon green stripe across the ass of my pants.

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by Autoxfil » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:51 pm

Has anyone used the clear Tenacious Tape? It looks like a no-brainer if it's as good as the colored stuff.

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by aedwards » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:32 pm

Autoxfil wrote:Has anyone used the clear Tenacious Tape? It looks like a no-brainer if it's as good as the colored stuff.


Used it on a REI Flash backpack that got some rough use.
Worked like charm, though I did apply a piece both inside and out.

I didn't use any seam sealer, just the tape.

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by Bascuela » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:47 pm

8kclimber wrote:www.rainypass.com

They will fix it so you don;t even know it's there. They do the warranty work for most all manufactures.


Good company. I've had to send my down bag to them twice for repair. First time when it caught fire, and the second was a really bad zipper stuck. They fixed it up as new every time!

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