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Old 04-10-2015, 09:04 AM   #1
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Awning (and other) Repair Adhesive

There's a new to me adhesive used for sail repair which appears to have application for RV or home awning repairs among other repair possibilities. Dr. Sails Epoxy Adhesive 25ml. It is an epoxy based flexible adhesive. If it works on ocean racing boat sails it should hold for awnings. Not cheap, but if it works...

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Old 04-18-2015, 08:07 AM   #2
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Some related additional comments from another thread.

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If matching repair fabric to use for the torn "upper corners" repair is not easily acquired I suggest that Marine Vinyl commonly found in fabric stores could be used as a substitute fabric with the Dr. Sails Epoxy Adhesive.

Marine Vinyl is supple, UV resistant, and available in many colors. Gray is readily available. Grays will blend in with many colors when used for exterior patching. I have on occasion added an extra patch to an otherwise undamaged similar area (opposite side) for symmetry. It can help to make the repair less obvious. I have also been successful in applying repairs and reinforcing patches to the inside of fabrics where color match is less an issue.

Marine Vinyl is used for boat seat cushions. That is tougher service than most tent fabric will ever see.

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If you go to a marine store it may be worth looking at sail repair tape. I have used that for many tent and awning repairs with good success. It comes in various colors. If you use sail repair tape I recommend cutting the corners with a radius. Square corners peel up more over time. Stitch the repair tape down well using a spoon or other rounded tool to help adhesion. I use a small cutting board as a bearing surface to press against.

A local sail loft will also have sticky back. That is a fairly heavy self adhesive Dacron cloth which is used for wear patches on sails. It sticks very well and is durable. Typically it is only white color though. Most sail makers will sell small pieces at decent cash price to walk-ins

A marine store may have some vinyl, but a fabric store will likely have a better selection.

This is a local store in our area.

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