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Old 08-11-2007, 10:50 AM   #1
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Awning Repair - Need Suggestions.

After reading the Zip Dee "price Increase" notice, posted by Andy, I was reminded that maybe I need to do a better job repairing a little slit in my patio awning.

I'm off on my maiden voyage of full-timing and when I rolled out my awning yesterday, I accidentally poked a small hole in it with the center support arm . It's a small slit about 3/4 inch long, hardly noticable. Right now, I have taped it from the underside with a small piece of duct tape.

Is there a simple and better solution? Thanks, Bill
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Old 08-11-2007, 11:21 AM   #2
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You could try an "Iron-On" Patch and then stitch the edges, or 'darn' it as used to be done with socks (before the were all made in China).
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Repair it with sail tape...like for a sailboat.
Is made from Dacron, lasts forever.
Or, put a grommet there, say it is a rain drain hole.
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Old 08-11-2007, 02:48 PM   #4
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I use dental floss (waxed or unwaxed, flavored or not...your choice) for all my sewing repairs. Apply seam sealer if you desire.
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Or, send it back to ZD. They will remove and replace only the bad panel.
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Old 08-11-2007, 06:18 PM   #6
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Repair it with sail tape...like for a sailboat.
That "sail tape" sounds like the way to go. Now, I just need to get by a Marine Supply Store, somewhere. Thanks for the info. Bill
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If there is any chance the slit will grow, now is the time to stop it before it becomes worse.

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