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    Melted a puffy jacket on my camper furnace exhaust.

    Sewed ripstop patches and sealed the seams with fucking aquaseal, eh.
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    looks vaugley phallic

    next year all of the Arcterxy puffy's will come with that pattern
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    So...i fell on a beaver punji stick while fishing today

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    Kinda lucky i donít have another poopshoot now

    I have some patch material that came with the waders...is this something aquaseal can secure & waterproof?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ::: ::: View Post
    So...i fell on a beaver punji stick while fishing today

    Kinda lucky i don’t have another poopshoot now

    I have some patch material that came with the waders...is this something aquaseal can secure & waterproof?
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    Iíll have to take a look thru this thread. More annoying than anything else but itís the 3rd or 4th Arcíteryx jacket this happened to and Iíve sealed it with AQS or shoe goo or something to limited success:




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    Send that shit back to Arcteryx

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuco View Post
    Send that shit back to Arcteryx
    Yup. They'll fix it right back up. It may take awhile... so send it now.

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    Patagonia isnít accepting repairs during covfefe. Customer service rep recommended repairing with fabric patch on outside bedded in AS, extending the AS a little outside the perimeter of the fabric patch.
    Sounds messier looking than locating it on the inside, but they said it would wear better.
    Is Saran Wrap a decent bond breaker for the back side of the repair?
    Any tips on keeping it clean looking

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuco View Post
    Send that shit back to Arcteryx
    yup what Tuco said ^^

    GF had a Beta with that lower hem ductaped & a broken zipper, she didnt care cuz she found it in her shop, i told her i could get warranty so I sent it thru a retailer bud ... got a new shell.

    techniocaly the ductape voids warranty but Arcteryx gave a new jacket anyway and they fixed the hip belt on my KEA 37 ski pack
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    Quote Originally Posted by ::: ::: View Post
    Patagonia isn’t accepting repairs during covfefe. Customer service rep recommended repairing with fabric patch on outside bedded in AS, extending the AS a little outside the perimeter of the fabric patch.
    Sounds messier looking than locating it on the inside, but they said it would wear better.
    Is Saran Wrap a decent bond breaker for the back side of the repair?
    Any tips on keeping it clean looking
    Inside/outside patch(like fixing a rip in an inflatable raft tube). Use seam tape from the inside, then AQS/patch on outside. Simply mask the around patch area. Don't over goop AQS, set patch, Saran over the top of that and weight it down till cured.

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    Thx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ::: ::: View Post
    So...i fell on a beaver punji stick while fishing today

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    Kinda lucky i donít have another poopshoot now

    I have some patch material that came with the waders...is this something aquaseal can secure & waterproof?
    what i would do with that ^^ is tape the edges very carefully togetehr on the OUTSIDE with masking tape, the nicer you line the egdes up the better it will look but on waders no biggy I assume

    I wipe the area to be repaired with tolulene or acetone to remove body oils and then i would use the AQS on the INSIDE with some kind of backing material that I cut to overlap the hole by at least 1/2 inch on each side of the cut, I use light nylon or patch material from an old dry suit or I found dryer anti static sheets that have been thru the dryer work really well

    then I would put a piece of plastic bag over the repair, put something heavy on the area to flatten out the AQS so you don't get a globby messy repair. I have used saran wrap in the past but it ends up stuck in the AQS when you try to pull it off so a plastic bag is preffered
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    Also, yes you can use plastic on the inside for a backing as well. These repairs were made with homemade seam tape(dryer sheet wetted out w/ AQS). The fabric on these pants are toast. Still, the repairs bought me 4 years of hard abuse. No patch on the outside of the thigh patch and it's still wearing good. The repairs around the pockets are a different story.Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    what i would do with that ^^ is tape the edges very carefully togetehr on the OUTSIDE with masking tape, the nicer you line the egdes up the better it will look but on waders no biggy I assume

    I wipe the area to be repaired with tolulene or acetone to remove body oils and then i would use the AQS on the INSIDE with some kind of backing material that I cut to overlap the hole by at least 1/2 inch on each side of the cut, I use light nylon or patch material from an old dry suit or I found dryer anti static sheets that have been thru the dryer work really well

    then I would put a piece of plastic bag over the repair, put something heavy on the area to flatten out the AQS so you don't get a globby messy repair. I have used saran wrap in the past but it ends up stuck in the AQS when you try to pull it off so a plastic bag is preffered

    I fixed literlay hundreds of drysuits for dirtbag paddle bros and now as the tech for a big Rescue 3 provider that teachs/ medical/ SWR/ rope resuce/ confined spaces rescue to industry and so whatever you teach you can also sell/service, the customers are swimming in the suits tagging rocks blowing latex seals and generaly using the equipment pretty hard

    https://ravenrescue.com/about-us/our-staff/al-gamble

    there are 2 of us in the dept ^^ that guy on my left is pretty sketchy eh
    For inside patch, your gonna need plastic bag behind AQS backing material or you very may well glue jacket layers together(waders probably one layer tho) And yes, plastic bag instead of saran.

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    yeah you don't wana glue your piece to itself but assuming I can get at the back of a repair ( I always can on 3 player gortex or coated nylon ) after taping the edges togetehr with masking tape I just turn the piece inside out and a suit has to be turned inside out to blow it up with a raft pump so the zippers will hold air

    if you fix a piece by patching on the outside you get to see the big boo boo and all the smoo used to fix it and there is no practical advantage to an outside repair

    if you fix a piece by patching on the inside all you see from the outside is a thin black line where a little AQS bleeds thru at the rip, if you did it right the egdes arent going to lift and if its a dark colored piece the repair might be almost invisable at a glance if you taped the edges together perfectly,

    On your own ski gear how it looks might be more important to you, we must have 50 company owned drysuits on which i don't worry too much about how a repair looks so a patch might go inside or outside it doesnt matter, same with suits sent in for service by fire dept and SAR organizations, the looks are not important ... being water tight is
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    Tuco & xxx-er, thank you for the detailed info...much appreciated!
    My AS is old, so I went to find more today. Could not find it in 3 places...gonna call REI next. Maybe Amazon Prime. I did find Tenacious Tape, which I figure can be a backer to the AS primary. Overdoing it at the location seems reasonable since itís high wear & lotta movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ::: ::: View Post
    My AS is old, so I went to find more today. Could not find it in 3 places...gonna call REI next. Maybe Amazon Prime. I did find Tenacious Tape, which I figure can be a backer to the AS primary. Overdoing it at the location seems reasonable since itís high wear & lotta movement.
    so your tube of Aqua seal dryed up and you are having trouble buying more ?

    AQS, seam grip, seam sealer, freesole, shoo goo if you check the label you will find its all Liquid Ureathane sold in different consistencies for the app ... thicker for building up shoe soles or thinner for seamsealing

    Liquid Ureathane lasts forever if you don't puncture the tube but once its open I store it in a sealed jar in the freezer, to thaw for use put the tube in a cup of boiling water for 10min
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    yeah, it was stored in the basement, dry & temp stable, but not freezer quality dry

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    Fix your own fucking gear with Aqua seal eh

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    Hereís my Aquaseal fix
    Tenacious Tape on the inside
    Fabric patch bedded in Aquaseal on the outside
    (Non-matching fabric from old cabelaís waders...i hope the pata doesnít reject the foreign fabric, lol...tho fuk em for not providing a little swatch for repairs)
    I used a book inside the waders to create a stable flat surface; then a plastic bag to isolate & another couple of heavy books on top
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    that should be waterproof & permanent
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