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Cut on SMP saddle, can I use duct tape to seal this hole?

Old 01-16-21, 09:51 AM
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Cut on SMP saddle, can I use duct tape to seal this hole?

As per photo below.

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Old 01-16-21, 09:56 AM
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Yes. No. Maybe.
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Old 01-16-21, 09:57 AM
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Duct tape bad.

Sugru good.
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That looks like something ShoeGoo (sp?) would fix very well and permanently. It would take several coats. After the last I would dust it with powder to take the sticky off. Black dust would be good but most I know are toxic. Now if you could gather up enough rim brake dust
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I've used shoe goo, also sold as "goop." Same manufacturer, different packaging.

I've also had success with liquid electrical tape, which appears to be some kind of vinyl in a solvent.
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You can use duct tape to repair anything.

Whether or not you should is another matter.

Hard to get duct tape not to curl a bit at the edges. If you were wearing jeans it might not be a problem but in bike shorts it would catch. Other tapes would work better.
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Old 01-16-21, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
Sugru good.
This ... in black.

But maybe line up a couple projects for the Sugru, especially to get a feel for how it works. And definitely wear some latex gloves.
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Old 01-16-21, 09:42 PM
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I’d be inclined to use a vinyl and leather repair kit, in order to make as seamless a repair as possible. I’ve used 3M vinyl repair on car seats, and the result was quite good and durable.
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A good quality vinyl electrical tape will do.

Duct tape will leave sticky mess.
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
Duct tape bad.

Sugru good.
Does it dry hard or mailable?
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Originally Posted by jadocs View Post
Does it dry hard or mailable?
It dries to a flexible rubber.
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Quick, dirty and effective is the black Gorilla tape, but if you want it to turn out nice, use the vinyl repair kit, as suggested above.
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Old 01-20-21, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by jadocs View Post
Does it dry hard or mailable?
I just checked the saddle that I used it on 6 years ago. The Sugru is still flexible.


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