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p.maddison

By p.maddison

11 May 2009 17:49

Is it possible to repair a small 1cm tear in Goretex Paclite? If so how?

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Country Walking magazine

By Country Walking magazine

Gore-Tex produce fabric repair kits - adhesive patches which you can just press on if you're out in the hills, then iron on when you get home for a better bond. They give a reasonable seal and last for five washes, and crucially, can be removed if you want to make a permanent repair.

For a longer-lasting fix, there are three approved Gore-tex repairers in Britain; Scottish Mountain Gear Limited, Lancashire Sports Repair, and Tundra Repairs. Repairs can run to over £25, but it's still far cheaper than a new jacket!

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Eliz

Eliz says

RE: Is it possible to repair a small 1cm tear in Goretex Paclite? If so how?

 If it's a small tear you can just stitch it back together thoroughly, and then seal the stitching with a blob of tent seam sealer.  Or just stitch it up - it's not going to make that much difference to keeping dry.  I did this when I got an L-shaped tear on the sleeve of my jacket - no problem.  Or seal it inside with gaffer/duck tape, why not? easy, quick and cheap.

03 April 2012 18:22

realmripple

realmripple says

Re: Is it possible to repair a small tear in Goretex?

 If you have any sewing skills you can make a nice repair with some gore tex patches and then seal the "seams" effectively  - I always wash the garmet with nikwax to reproof it as well once the jobs done

13 March 2011 20:14

itsmesally

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itsmesally says

RE: Is it possible to repair a small 1cm tear in Goretex Paclite? If so how?

Try spinnaker repair tape. You can get it for about £4 a role from chandlers.  Ive used it on repairs  to gortex trousers and it works a treat. put a patch on eack side of tear. My repairs have gone through the washing machine dozens of times and still hold strong. About a metre on a roll , so good value too.

07 September 2010 21:07

Andy Say

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Andy Say says

Re: Is it possible to repair a small tear in Goretex?

You can easily repair a rip that small with stick-on patches and good quality seam sealer, a few manufacturers do them.  Many manufactureres will do a repair service where they will stich in and tape a patch - but it costs!

However you do it you're going to loose a bit of breathability but on an area that small who cares.

And there's always gaffer tape for that rugged, 'been there done that' look! 

15 June 2009 10:42

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