Repair and Oztent Rv3 Canvas rub hole

Submitted: Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 01:43
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I need a bit of guidance re repairing a small rub hole on the canvas of our RV3
I had read that Selly’s craft glue was the go but I am concerned it will not be water proof given it is water based. The other guidance I red was a clear silicone sealant.

Also. What is the best glue for the pvc tub repairs

Interested in others experience and the best option

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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 06:41

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 06:41
Hi Maz

I would not use any type of glues.

One product that I have used on a number of items is called " Tear Aid " type A

Ultra strong, flexible and will not pull off.

It is not a cheap Chinese made product, but made in the USA.

If you have a hole right through both sides of the floor, use it both sides and it will be 100% waterproof.




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Follow Up By: Maz66 - Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 08:11

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 08:11
Cheers Stephen
Thanks for that. It sounds perfect for the floor. Do you remember where you got it from?

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 08:15

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 08:15
Hi Maz

Yes, I purchased it off of eBay.

I have used it on a number of items and it is perfect.

Do a Goole and see how to apply and use it.

For your tent, use type A and not type B



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Follow Up By: gke - Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 08:16

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 08:16
Tear Aid is wonderful stuff, we have had great results with it. Type A for canvas and Type B for vinyl if I remember correctly.
All the best, Graham.
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Follow Up By: Maz66 - Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 10:10

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 10:10
Hi All

Thank you for your guidance and advice

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Follow Up By: Gramps - Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 15:01

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 15:01
Another vote for Tear Aid. Works very well.

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Reply By: Big Woody - Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 07:00

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 07:00
Hi Maz,

It can depend on how fussy you are with the look of the end result.

I had a string of 4 x rub holes in a row dead centre of the roof of our oztent. Each hole was about 6mm in diameter along a line about 100mm long. (the load shifted in our trailer and the tent rubbed on a motorbike footpeg)

The location of these holes couldnt have been worse because they are dead centre of the roof and even a single drip would land centre of the bed.

I looked at all sorts of solutions including a patch of original material that came with the tent but was worried that stitching in that location would open up a greater risk of ongoing leak problems than just sealing the 4 x holes.

In the end I got over how ugly it might look and decided to just deal each hole with a finger sized blob of white Sikaflex and work the edges of each blob into the canvas to seal them off. I had this tube already but if I was to do it again I would probably buy black Sikaflex.

I first did this from the outside and then after it dried I repeated the process from inside the tent and left it a week to dry properly before packing it away.

Since then we have been caught in rain events on our land in the Atherton Tablelands where we saw 350mm in 24 hours and although we had water come through into the tent through the vertical walls and seams at the corners, not a single drop has come through the patched holes in the roof.

It is not the prettiest repair job but if it is dry........who cares!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 07:06

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 07:06
Hi Woody

If you used Tear Aid on both sides, you you not even know you had the holes there, and still been 100% waterproof .

Good to see that your repaired worked anyway.


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Reply By: Maz66 - Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 08:14

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 08:14
Hi Woody,
Thanks for your guidance I was also thinking of something similar for the tent with the silicone but I think your are right with the sika product.
I will also take a look at this tearaid product as it sounds good too

Thanks to both of you for your help. My daughter of off for a school camp in two weeks taking both our oztent for her and her mates. So I don’t want to be the cursed dad who supplied the leaking tent!

Thanks for your help

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Reply By: CSeaJay - Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 09:49

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 09:49
Maz,
Give Oztent a ring. They have (in my experience) really good after sales service. They will be able to give you the doe's and dont's.
When I rang them with another problem, they actually arranged to get my tent in and did the repairs themselves free of charge. (it was however a warranty issue not a user mishap).
Good luck, they are good products and worth repairing well.
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Follow Up By: Maz66 - Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 11:25

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 11:25
Good idea, why didn’t I think of that I will give them a call

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