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Repairing a small tear on the top of pannier bag

Old 08-06-19, 09:37 AM
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Repairing a small tear on the top of pannier bag

I have a small tear maybe 2cm long on the top of the pannier bag and its a clean tear. Its not an issue except when it rains ofcourse. Sort of looks like this one but it has a flap lid http://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/152145...-1/s-l1000.jpg sort of like this lid http://www.carradice.co.uk/media/mod...279/sca4-4.jpg . I have tried a patch that goes with a blow up camp mattress but that came off after a while. Not sure what else to try
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Old 08-07-19, 08:12 PM
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How about tape?
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Old 08-08-19, 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted by alloo View Post
How about tape?
yes i have used gaffa tape before but it came off. i used a tire patch today so hoping that will hold. i just thought i would post and see if there was a proper or better way to do this
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I use flex tape.
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Old 08-08-19, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by alloo View Post
I use flex tape.
cool i have never heard of flex tape....might not be sold in australia
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I would probably use Tear Aid tape (Type A). This stuff is what most people are looking for to do many kinds of repairs and are just not aware of it. It is good for rubber rafts, air mattresses, and many, many other things. Can be found on auction sites, and many other places. Here is a link to their web site. https://www.tear-aid.com/
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Originally Posted by Ciufalon View Post
I would probably use Tear Aid tape (Type A). This stuff is what most people are looking for to do many kinds of repairs and are just not aware of it. It is good for rubber rafts, air mattresses, and many, many other things. Can be found on auction sites, and many other places. Here is a link to their web site. https://www.tear-aid.com/
Thanks i ended up using a tire patch but just checked it and its peeling off a bit. Might have to look into this tape your recommended but seems quite expensive for one little patch. Anyway hope to get to it when time permits
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That fabric is the stuff they make rafts from. Permanent repairs are easy to do. Get the stuff to repair rafts. For the full scoop on how to do it right, call any rafting outfit. As long it isn't high rafting season, they will happily walk you through the repair; the stuff to buy, where to get it and how to use it. They do this stuff all the time.

I put a very sharp kitchen knife through my 10-year old Ortleib. Bag is now 20 years old and I never even think about the repair. (I could still fill it with water and use it to cross the Sahara if I ever wanted to.)

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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
That fabric is the stuff they make rafts from. Permanent repairs are easy to do. Get the stuff to repair rafts. For the full scoop on how to do it right, call any rafting outfit. As long it isn't high rafting season, they will happily walk you through the repair; the stuff to buy, where to get it and how to use it. They do this stuff all the time.

I put a very sharp kitchen knife through my 10-year old Ortleib. Bag is now 20 years old and I never even think about the repair. (I could still fill it with water and use it to cross the Sahara if I ever wanted to.)

Ben
Oh thanks sounds interesting. I know there are camping stores near me so might ask them when i can get to it
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