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    Default Repairing Gore Tex bivi bag seam tape?

    I just discovered the main seams tape and a few other little tape sections on myBritish army bivi bag have come away and dried out (gone crusty)..

    Is there anyway I can fix the tape back down myself? any glues or products I can get online/in store?

    Bit of a bummer really as I was using it earlier but came back home after discovering it and not wanting to worsen it..

    These are pictures I took of the seams a few minutes ago, hope this helps with any suggestions or advice.



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    Hey matey, please don't take this as narky, it's not meant that way, just type seam tape into the search box, there are lots of threads with tips and advice that pop straight up.

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    Hi,
    Try three layer seam tape [iron on, low wool setting] from
    http://www.profabrics.co.uk/
    search for "Accessories >> Seam Sealing and Waterproofing"
    some places also do the single layer stuff, which is cheaper, but cannot find a link
    Hope this helps
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    I did check it out but don't find the search bar particularly usefull at times.

    Some threads mention sealant glues that can be used to stick the old tape back down, anyone know a specific glue I can look into?

    or would it be better to get the iron on sealants?

    I have looked around but I can't help but get confused with all the options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoppinmad View Post
    Hi,
    Try three layer seam tape [iron on, low wool setting] from
    http://www.profabrics.co.uk/
    search for "Accessories >> Seam Sealing and Waterproofing"
    some places also do the single layer stuff, which is cheaper, but cannot find a link
    Hope this helps
    regards
    stu
    thanks mate! that helps alot, will the low setting damaged the gore tex at all?
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    Hi
    No it wont damage the gore tex, some people use it to repair rips in goretex clothing. put the iron on a low wool setting [test on edge if worried] and using the tip of the iron just hold it onto the tape for 3-4 seconds, till you see a flash of glue on either side of the tape, then move to the next section
    ps just notice they also do the single layer stuff, from photo of your bivi it looks like three layer
    hope this helps
    regards
    stu

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoppinmad View Post
    Hi
    No it wont damage the gore tex, some people use it to repair rips in goretex clothing. put the iron on a low wool setting [test on edge if worried] and using the tip of the iron just hold it onto the tape for 3-4 seconds, till you see a flash of glue on either side of the tape, then move to the next section
    ps just notice they also do the single layer stuff, from photo of your bivi it looks like three layer
    hope this helps
    regards
    stu
    quite a few parts if not msot need replacing actualy..

    is this place reliable and decent? or should I go elsewhere?
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    Hi
    I have ordered quite a few bits from them over the years and never had a problem, but if they are having a busy spell it can take about week for the stuff to arrive, other than that i have always found them reliable
    regards
    stu
    PS these do the singe layer tape
    http://www.pennineoutdoor.co.uk/catalogue.asp?sID=12

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoppinmad View Post
    Hi
    I have ordered quite a few bits from them over the years and never had a problem, but if they are having a busy spell it can take about week for the stuff to arrive, other than that i have always found them reliable
    regards
    stu
    PS these do the singe layer tape
    http://www.pennineoutdoor.co.uk/catalogue.asp?sID=12
    ah ok, what are the layers referring to? the thickness of the tape?

    what do you think would be easier/better, new tape or sealing the old ones back with the glues they offer?
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    Hi
    the single layer stuff is just plastic with hot melt glue on one side, the three layer stuff is gortex type material and gives much stronger repair
    if its gone in quite a few places, i would probable change the lot, as other areas are likly to come lose over time. do the lot in one go and you know its sorted
    regards
    stu

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    ok sounds pretty simple, thanks for the advice mate!

    I'll do some ordering tomorrow and get it all fixed up!
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    Samon

    If it was just a small area of seam I would suggest using Mcnetts Seamsure to glue it back down, but as it sounds like a lot, if not all of the seam tape needs doing, I would go with the replacement option.

    If you can use an iron, you can fit the new tape. It really is simple to do.

    Regards

    Phill
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    I'm not particularly experienced with an iron but the wife is so with any luck the 3 layer seam tape I just ordered will fix it up by next Friday!

    Cheers for the advice fellas!
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    i just used some glue i bought you can get super glue now thats flexable
    works great

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    well I've got the fresh tape coming in the post now but if superglue doesn't damage the fabric that's usefull to know.
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