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Offline crashdive123

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Ripstop Nylon Patch Review
« on: September 20, 2015, 11:52:29 AM »
Received a sample of the ripstop nylon patch material from Wilderbeast and wanted to give my initial impressions of it.  It seems very strong, adheres well and is very easy to use.  Below is a quick (football was coming on) video review. 


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Re: Ripstop Nylon Patch Review
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2015, 01:02:30 PM »
Outstanding review.
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Re: Ripstop Nylon Patch Review
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2015, 01:33:47 PM »
Cool!

Looks like it would work well for tents and tarps.

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Re: Ripstop Nylon Patch Review
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2015, 04:01:08 PM »
Great review, thanks Dave.  I think if you gave that adhesive 24 hours to cure it would reach it's full strength, but it is pretty sticky stuff immediately.
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Re: Ripstop Nylon Patch Review
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2015, 04:13:15 PM »
Good review Crash, I have not had a chance yet to try any tests but was thinking this might also be good stuff to repair my USMC bivy bag which I have in the past repaired with small patches of gortex, this stuff might work just as well or better ( and certainly cheaper  8) )
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Re: Ripstop Nylon Patch Review
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2015, 05:29:22 PM »
Great review, thanks Dave.  I think if you gave that adhesive 24 hours to cure it would reach it's full strength, but it is pretty sticky stuff immediately.

that's been my experience with the sample i got -- initial tack but able to re-position on woven material.  after a few hours, it's stuck tight.  Instant hard tack on smooth vinyl.

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Re: Ripstop Nylon Patch Review
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2015, 05:31:13 PM »
Good review Crash, I have not had a chance yet to try any tests but was thinking this might also be good stuff to repair my USMC bivy bag which I have in the past repaired with small patches of gortex, this stuff might work just as well or better ( and certainly cheaper  8) )

I can tell you first hand this stuff works really well adhering to gore tex.

One hint, I run a lighter around the edge of the patch before taking off the paper backing to prevent fraying, it makes a difference over time.
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Re: Ripstop Nylon Patch Review
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2015, 08:14:02 PM »
Good review Crash, I have not had a chance yet to try any tests but was thinking this might also be good stuff to repair my USMC bivy bag which I have in the past repaired with small patches of gortex, this stuff might work just as well or better ( and certainly cheaper  8) )

I can tell you first hand this stuff works really well adhering to gore tex.

One hint, I run a lighter around the edge of the patch before taking off the paper backing to prevent fraying, it makes a difference over time.

Good tip, thanks Mike  8)
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Re: Ripstop Nylon Patch Review
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2015, 06:59:45 AM »
Dave,  bring some to KICCO.  I have a little rip in a pair of green ripstop nylon camp slacks.   :)

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Re: Ripstop Nylon Patch Review
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2015, 03:40:10 PM »
I CCW a 1911.  Cover garment is almost always a vest of one flavor or another.  The hammer spur wore a hole in the inside layer of one of my (OD green) 5.11 vests.  Fairly sizable hole, but only the inside layer.  I covered it with a patch.  Then, I covered that with a larger patch which overlapped the first patch.  Singed the edges of both patches as Mike suggested.  Haven't had occasion to wear this particular vest yet, so it's had a few days to cure.  After I've worn it a few times, I'll report back on how well it adheres to cotton.  Initial impression is that it sticks very well.
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Re: Ripstop Nylon Patch Review
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2015, 06:03:14 PM »
Good review, Crash.

I had gotten a little sample from Wilder and this is good stuff. I used a piece on a Military compression bag and so far so good. I am thinking for added strength, one could also sew it on in addition to the adhesive. I haven't tried that so I really can't attest, but it is an idea that has crossed my mind.

This is pretty good stuff though!

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Re: Ripstop Nylon Patch Review
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2016, 09:06:54 AM »
update -- 8 months later, only 1 of the 3 pieces I stuck to my lunchbag is starting to let go at one corner -- everything else is still tight and no fraying at the edges.