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jps

posted on 4/11/19 at 05:56 PM Reply With Quote
Glue that flexes?

Not car related - but definitely 'locost' in that I have a nice coat (Sprayway) that I am trying to repair. On the cuffs it has velcro on the sleeve and a short rubber tag - with a velcro backing strip. This is so that you can pull the cuffs tight when necessary. The velcro on the back of the rubber taghas come away - so I want to glue it together. But I will need a glue that stays flexible when set.

Any ideas? I've tried the stuff that comes in a bicycle puncture repair kit - but it did not adhere to the rubber strip, or to the material with the velcro on one side...

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cliftyhanger

posted on 4/11/19 at 06:28 PM Reply With Quote
Sikaflex/tigerseal?
Used it on shoes.... but probably not as much movement. Or contact adhesive?

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gremlin1234

posted on 4/11/19 at 06:34 PM Reply With Quote
evostik would be the normal first answer.

I needed a flexible bridging adhesive recently, and for that blue-tak was the solution. (but definitely not for your requirement!)

I would do the old fashioned repair, sewing with a needle and cotton.

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SPYDER

posted on 4/11/19 at 07:50 PM Reply With Quote
Copydex might do the trick, but really it needs stitching to be something like permanent.
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rusty nuts

posted on 4/11/19 at 07:56 PM Reply With Quote
Think I would be getting the sewing machine out myself
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mcerd1

posted on 4/11/19 at 08:39 PM Reply With Quote
you can get proper glue for waterproof repairs (tents, coats and other kit) the ones I know are:
SeamGrip - recommended by several top kit manufactures for their kit
SilNet - as above but for silicon fabrics
Stormsure - general purpose, can be easier to find on the high street

these work extremely well - I've fixed massive rips in some of my gear with them over the years
but they can be messy if your not careful (maybe cover the rest of the sleeve with a plastic bag or something )

evostik might be ok but the two I've suggested above are made for these repairs


btw you can even use SilNet / SeamGrip as a DIY seam sealant - if you've got a coat / tent that doesn't have sealed / taped seams you can just paint on a line of it instead


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ReMan

posted on 4/11/19 at 10:35 PM Reply With Quote
perhaps one of the "iron on' fabric repair products





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bi22le

posted on 4/11/19 at 10:38 PM Reply With Quote
Look for wetsuit repair products. Some of them are incredible.





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nick205

posted on 5/11/19 at 11:00 AM Reply With Quote
I know the part you refer to and IMHO I'd stitch the velcro to the rubber to effect a permanent and flexible repair. My experience with adhsives is they work for a while then give up - usually at the time you want them to keep working.
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AlexXtreme

posted on 5/11/19 at 04:08 PM Reply With Quote
Just had the same problem on my jacket and evostik worked a dream. the clear stuff might have worked though I used the brown more industrial stuff.
It was difficult to keep the area clean as it is messy but it worked - or it has for the last year

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woodster

posted on 16/11/19 at 08:50 PM Reply With Quote
Ct1 sealant and adhesive.
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