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Old 03-23-2015, 07:59 AM   #21
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We have a small hole in our ZipDee--just about in the center, up against the trailer. The hole is about 1/4" , and almost perfectly round. Any suggestions for a patch for something that small?
I discovered this product when improving and repairing a pair of Keen "wetfoot" portaging boots. It is designed for wet fabric applications and works very well. I had abrasion holes on the sides of these neoprene boots and sealed and patched the abrasion areas with a layer of Aquaseal and it held up for over 5 years...and that is while being used in further stone abrasion activities. I have since used it on many fabric applications with success. I have used it on one small abrasion hole on the Zip Dee and haven't looked back. (patched about 3 years ago)

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Old 03-23-2015, 08:24 AM   #22
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Any Sporting Goods store will have tent seam sealer which works like a charm.
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:46 AM   #23
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but there is no point in leaving it deployed for an extended time while it is raining.
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As long as the wind is not a factor I rather enjoy sitting out under my awning during rain showers.
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Old 03-23-2015, 09:09 AM   #24
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I left awning out in heavy rain storm in Indiana, no wind lowered one corner rain ran off no damage rain was so heavy washed out part of paved race track. I also leave out same way if no wind when raining, makes out doors useable.
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I admit that I have enjoyed sitting under the awning in the rain, as well. That does not mean that it is the best way to treat Sunbrella, although UV abuses the fabric more. You just have to accept that the awning fabric is a consumable, even if you do not do major damage to it.
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I discovered this product when improving and repairing a pair of Keen "wetfoot" portaging boots. It is designed for wet fabric applications and works very well. I had abrasion holes on the sides of these neoprene boots and sealed and patched the abrasion areas with a layer of Aquaseal and it held up for over 5 years...and that is while being used in further stone abrasion activities. I have since used it on many fabric applications with success. I have used it on one small abrasion hole on the Zip Dee and haven't looked back. (patched about 3 years ago)

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Thanks. To what color did it dry? Did it yellow over time?

We've been using a similar substance from Murray's Marine for years for small sail repairs. It's extremely durable, and flexes a little bit when dry. It goes in clear, but it yellows in UV after a fairly short time.
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Thanks. To what color did it dry? Did it yellow over time?

We've been using a similar substance from Murray's Marine for years for small sail repairs. It's extremely durable, and flexes a little bit when dry. It goes in clear, but it yellows in UV after a fairly short time.
It's clear and colorless. no significant yellowing over time.
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It's clear and colorless. no significant yellowing over time.
Thanks very much!
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We have a small hole in our ZipDee--just about in the center, up against the trailer. The hole is about 1/4" , and almost perfectly round. Any suggestions for a patch for something that small?
I just bought some clear awning repair tape at my local auto parts store, But if you want to buy online I saw that they also sell it at Vintage trailer Supply. When doing any patches, round the corners out with scissors and it will hold up much longer
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Remember the old canvas tents? They were water proof until you touched them and then they leaked like a sieve.
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