Repairing Silpro ?

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Repairing Silpro ?

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Post by southernfire97 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:07 am

What's the best way, for an as close to permanent fix as possible, to repair a hole in a Silpro tarp? I have a MacCat Silpro with a couple of pea sized burn holes in it.
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Post by southernfire97 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:29 pm

Crickets.. Crickets... Really? Nobody has anything on this??

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Post by southernfire97 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:28 pm

I went ahead and ordered some silpoly from RBTR and am going to do a patch on both spots. I will do a write up for the diy section.

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Post by Scuba » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:37 pm

Does tenacious tape work on that? I have a tiny burn hole on my Multicam WinterDream I need to patch.
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Post by southernfire97 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:41 pm

Supposed to, but I want a permanent fix on it.

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Post by gmcpcs » Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:34 pm

Being a DIY guy, I would stitch a patch around it. But with silpro, you are adding more holes to an already holed layer, so maybe applying a regular silnylon fabric patch with some seam sealer, or the DIY silcoat material? (mineral spirits and clear silicon mixed together) It would take some serious technique to get it to feather out and not be a "rough" patch. Just some armchair musing, I don't have holes in mine yet. Also, a burn hole already has the edges sealed, so no fraying, but with silpro I guess you don't get much anyway.
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Post by southernfire97 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:10 am

gmcpcs wrote:Being a DIY guy, I would stitch a patch around it. But with silpro, you are adding more holes to an already holed layer, so maybe applying a regular silnylon fabric patch with some seam sealer, or the DIY silcoat material? (mineral spirits and clear silicon mixed together) It would take some serious technique to get it to feather out and not be a "rough" patch. Just some armchair musing, I don't have holes in mine yet. Also, a burn hole already has the edges sealed, so no fraying, but with silpro I guess you don't get much anyway.
Yea, I'm going to go with a Silpro patch and silicone/mineral spirit mix on each side and see how it turns out. Hopefully I can get it to look decent. I'm going to do a patch on inside and outside, so I will do my first two on the inside and see if I can get my technique figured out before doing the outside. We shall see. It's a backup tarp anyways, so I'm not too worried about it looking professional. Thanks for all the advice guys.

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