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    Skin repair

    I have a skin that hasn't been used very much but got a big slice in it. Would be a shame to have to toss it. I sewed it up with carpet thread, but I'm curious if anyone has any other methods? I was thinking that if/when I re-glue them, depending on how the sew job holds up, I may put a strip of gorilla tape on it once I remove the glue, then put glue back over it.

    Any thoughts?

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    sewing always atracts snow & looks like ass

    I fixed a skin for Angleparking by stripping some glue, tapping the rip togetehr with sticky drywall mesh repair tape, covering with a thin coat of Aqua seal, cover with some plasic bag/roll flat and replace the glueClick image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    sewing always atracts snow & looks like ass

    I fixed a skin for Angleparking by stripping some glue, tapping the rip togetehr with sticky drywall mesh repair tape, covering with a thin coat of Aqua seal, cover with some plasic bag/roll flat and replace the glue
    ^^ that's what I was looking for. Awesome info, thanks. Looks pro

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    sewing always atracts snow & looks like ass

    I fixed a skin for Angleparking by stripping some glue, tapping the rip togetehr with sticky drywall mesh repair tape, covering with a thin coat of Aqua seal, cover with some plasic bag/roll flat and replace the glueClick image for larger version. 

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    Nice solution. In the past I have sewn tears, hadn't considered a repair like this.

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    so this is how the skinside looks, you can still see the cut but the edges are stuck down with the aqua seal, in that repair I might have liberated a dryer anti-static (AKA polish fiberglass) sheet from the garbage can in the laundry room ^^ those things are awesume for repairs needing a very fine/strong repair mesh

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    Yeah, Aquaseal patch looks nice. Here's the older thread on this (amazing what a search will turn up ): https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/...5-Ripped-skins

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    yup it was a dryer sheet and a homemade pinot grigio on that repair

    I seem to remember using dry wall repair tape on something and following up with AQS

    or maybe it was a dream

    I post these repair things so often I been thinking of doing "the AQS repair thread"
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    IT PUTS THE LOTION ON ITS SKIN OR IT GETS THE HOSE

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    Quote Originally Posted by galibier_numero_un View Post
    Yeah, Aquaseal patch looks nice. Here's the older thread on this (amazing what a search will turn up ): https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/...5-Ripped-skins

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    Sorry, I did search but I didn't see that

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    yup it was a dryer sheet and a homemade pinot grigio on that repair

    I seem to remember using dry wall repair tape on something and following up with AQS

    or maybe it was a dream

    I post these repair things so often I been thinking of doing "the AQS repair thread"
    That would be a good resource. I've had really good luck using gorilla tape for all sorts of repairs like this, wonder how it would stack up. The aquaseal patch is probably cleaner.

    The dryer sheet idea is also pretty clever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galibier_numero_un View Post
    Yeah, Aquaseal patch looks nice. Here's the older thread on this (amazing what a search will turn up ): https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/...5-Ripped-skins

    ... Thom
    Pretty procedures there fixing the skins.

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