Posted 27 July 2008 - 02:32 PM
Posted 27 July 2008 - 07:50 PM
· works best on clean and dry Polyester ripstop
· it's better to use less glue than too much
· if you can, practise on some scraps until you get the feel of how light to apply the bead of glue
· line up the edges of the rip as accurately you can, the closer you get them, the stronger and less noticeable the repair will be
· carefully put a strip of Scotch tape over the rip on the front of the sail to keep the sail aligned and make sure there are no bumps or bubbles in the tape
· on the back of the sail, put a line of CA glue along the tear - you don't need a lot, just enough to cover the tear and the immediate edges
· do not touch or move it until it is completely dry
· carefully remove the strip of Scotch tape from the front of the sail
Done properly, it will be nearly invisible, last for years and be as strong as the undamaged fabric.
Here is a pic of a CA glue repair a friend of mine did on his SLE back in 2001:
Posted 28 July 2008 - 12:57 AM
Noticed two types of CA glue now. Seems there is the original super glue and now a gel type super glue. Any preference??????????
Will post results, thoughts and pics of my repair job. Will hopefully also post pics from Israel flying the thing over the Dead Sea!!!
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