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Jan 9, 2013
I have a rather poorly made pack that has some stitching coming apart. I have been thinking about repairing this with superglue - it's not a structural part of the back (a hanging pocket is falling off).

Has anybody done something like this successfully? will the superglue damage the nylon? Will it be strong enough to adhere one bit of nylon to the other?

Thanks for your input
Graham Johnson
Joined Apr 27, 2006
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Jan 10, 2013
Goofin' on the Grand after soloing the Upper Exum ...
Use something like Seam Grip instead. And/or use dental floss and stitch it back on. Michael Schneiter
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Joined Apr 3, 2002
7,425 points
Jan 10, 2013
Imaginate
Freesole would probably work great for this. I've used it to very successfully patch crampon rips in gators before. It bonds well, has a good consistency and dries flexible and durable.

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David Appelhans
From Medford, MA
Joined Nov 11, 2007
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Jan 10, 2013
Gear
I`ve used seam grip...its the glue used for patches. I put a nice tear in my pack with an Ice tool and it worked out fine. RockinOut
From NY, NY
Joined May 8, 2010
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Jan 10, 2013
I've had one of these for years 76.12.189.41/merchant2/merchan... used it to repair numerous things from climbing shoes to packs. Tim McCabe
Joined Oct 15, 2006
156 points
Jan 11, 2013
Thanks for the tips guys - but nobody has any experience with superglue? I've got a tube sitting right here and no seam grip. Maybe I will trial it and report back. Graham Johnson
Joined Apr 27, 2006
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Jan 11, 2013
the fridge leavenworth
Actually the zipper on the brain of my pack came off a few years ago and I just super glued it back on. Worked great still holding up after about 2yrs of use. (side not I am not at all gentle on my gear!) Hmann2
Joined Mar 10, 2011
33 points
Jan 11, 2013
Myself placing a a blue/yellow offset MC to protec...
super glue tends to flake off as it is not particularly flexible when dry rock_fencer
From Columbia, SC
Joined Dec 20, 2009
253 points
Jan 11, 2013
In my experience seam grip is FAR superior to superglue for this type of repair. ADKMan
From Upstate New York
Joined Jun 5, 2012
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Jan 11, 2013
Epic free solo with a pack on
Another vote for seam grip...it has a near mythical status as a fix-everything potion Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
Joined May 4, 2011
700 points
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Jan 11, 2013
A Very Not Snowy Christmas...
seam grip is good but why the hell wouldn't you just do it right the first time and re-sew it, or even better, seam grip it and then sew it!
Doing a half ass job when you don't have to doesn't make much sense to me...
Morgan Patterson
Joined Oct 13, 2009
8,420 points
Jan 11, 2013
CaptainMo wrote:
seam grip is good but why the hell wouldn't you just do it right the first time and re-sew it, or even better, seam grip it and then sew it! Doing a half ass job when you don't have to doesn't make much sense to me...

+1. Altho I have always sew and seal, rather than seal and sew.
divnamite
From New York, NY
Joined Aug 1, 2007
223 points
Jan 12, 2013
No need to get worked up about it CaptainMo... I don't have any seam grip on hand and it's not that easy to get in the dinky little town in the middle of nowhere that I happen to live in.

Thanks for the input about the superglue flaking off, rock_fencer.
Graham Johnson
Joined Apr 27, 2006
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Jan 12, 2013
Myself placing a a blue/yellow offset MC to protec...
another option is to sew it up with an awl and fishing line...pretty easy to do and appears invisible if done right. rock_fencer
From Columbia, SC
Joined Dec 20, 2009
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Jan 13, 2013
About half way up the East Arete on Illumination R...
Seam Grip is pretty awesome stuff. Order up a tube just to have.

I must have had a sharp burr on an ice screw or something, 'cause I had two nice clean slices right through the left hand rubber palm of my OR Verglas mitts after a climb... I just spanned the cuts with Seam Grip when I got home- no stitches or backing or anything- and a year later it's still bonded and watertight. Fricken impressive.
Ben Beckerich
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