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wvabeer 04-20-2013 07:33 AM

Can I fix my awning permanantly
 
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Here are some pics of my boo boo. How would you fix this?

azflycaster 04-20-2013 07:52 AM

The suggested fix for holes is to patch it from the bottom with some matching material using silicone. Zipdee will send you the material for free if you give them a call. I am not sure that this will work for you because of the location of the tear. I would contact customer support at Zipdee and get their advice.

wvabeer 04-20-2013 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by azflycaster (Post 1288663)
The suggested fix for holes is to patch it from the bottom with some matching material using silicone. Zipdee will send you the material for free if you give them a call. I am not sure that this will work for you because of the location of the tear. I would contact customer support at Zipdee and get their advice.

It isn't a zip dee its an A&E systems elite 9000

azflycaster 04-20-2013 08:37 AM

The same principles should apply to any brand of awning since this is a fabric issue.

wvabeer 04-20-2013 08:50 AM

I called A&E and they told me to buy a new awning. When I had a zip dee they sent me a roller and a piece of fabric. I thought this was made of different stuff. I used tear mender and a piece of the zip dee fabric and glued a patch over the rip on the zip dee . Can I do the same with this fabric?

bonginator 04-20-2013 08:57 AM

If you don't get any good confident suggestions here or thought the manufacturer, I might try either a convertible top manufacturer or a tent manufacturer as an alternative since they both produce fabric products that have to withstand pressure and wind... Just a suggestion.

azflycaster 04-20-2013 09:14 AM

I made a repair on my Zipdee using the method recomended by them. The fabric on mine was made by Sumbrella, I do not know what yours is.

masseyfarm 04-20-2013 09:46 AM

To make a temporary repair so that it did not travel more, why not stick a chunk of Eternabond on the bottom side. It can always be covered with something else later to match the color???? Just a suggestion as I have not had the pleasure. :blush:

Dave

heavyd 04-20-2013 10:01 AM

There are two or 3 kinds of awning repair tapes available as well. A company called INCOM makes some that is clear and works pretty well on some tears. Or the patch method you mentioned might work as well.

wvabeer 04-21-2013 06:18 AM

I am going to try the patch with a piece of outdoor fabric and tear mender today pictures to come

Airtandem 04-21-2013 07:45 AM

get some of that clear plastic material they use to repair swimming pools, and patch from the under side as well as the top side

wvabeer 04-21-2013 09:05 AM

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here is the patch job

wvabeer 04-21-2013 07:07 PM

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All dried up, looks better than a rip. LOL ;)


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