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#416622 - 06/24/08 07:58 PM mending tears in canvas  
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think contact cement would work?? I had some tear mender but dont know how well it would work on canvas..also saw that "tear aid" in cabelas too..

need to fix a few tears in the vinyl windows as well..

cost of camper at purchase - $300.00
cost of new pop up canvas $860.00

cost to repair said items... $30.00


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#416623 - 06/24/08 07:58 PM Re: mending tears in canvas [Re: bradyf]  
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maybe more then $30, but not by much....


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#416625 - 06/24/08 08:07 PM Re: mending tears in canvas [Re: bradyf]  
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Assuming the tears are not due to rotting canvas, my vendor of choice for anything canvas is Sailrite.

Here is their adhesives section:

Adhesives


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#416626 - 06/24/08 08:17 PM Re: mending tears in canvas [Re: Al]  
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well theres the million $$ question huh... parts of it are looking to be in a "beginning" rot stage...I am just trying to get us by as best I can till we can think of a new one.

I just priced another canvas type replacement and its coming down!..this one came back with $700.00


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#416636 - 06/24/08 09:15 PM Re: mending tears in canvas [Re: bradyf]  
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Have you priced out what a local canvas shop would charge to make you a new top? You might find it's a LOT lower than what you would buy one from the retail stores.


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#416647 - 06/24/08 09:53 PM Re: mending tears in canvas [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Originally Posted By: GoFirstClass
Have you priced out what a local canvas shop would charge to make you a new top? You might find it's a LOT lower than what you would buy one from the retail stores.


in the process of doing that now..

right now though we are patching and repairing as needed to get through the summer...


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#416648 - 06/24/08 09:58 PM Re: mending tears in canvas [Re: bradyf]  
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Iron on denim patches from your local fabric store (or maybe Walmart?).

Remember those old denim patch material that moms used to patch up hole in pants?

I've used those in a few areas with good success.

That have a few varied colors and you can cut it to size...





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#416655 - 06/24/08 10:17 PM Re: mending tears in canvas [Re: kenhdog]  
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Had a tree limb fall through rough of my Fiat Spider in high school. Patched with one of those iron-on denim patches and it held for several years and that top was let up/down a bunch! I ironed it on the underside and you could hardly tell it from the outside.


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#416665 - 06/24/08 10:44 PM Re: mending tears in canvas [Re: HotByte]  
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If you are careful and don't pull on the canvas too hard - and don't get into any 50mph winds, you might be able to make a suspect canvas last for a couple of years.


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#416722 - 06/25/08 08:33 AM Re: mending tears in canvas [Re: Al]  
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I also repaired several places on my boat's mooring cover with iron-on patches. I used one on the inside and one on the outside. It worked and looked great.

I got lucky and matched my tan canvas cover super close.


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