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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #11
 
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Can you please provide detail on the Tyvek tape? Is this the stuff made for house-wrap or is it "flashing tape"?

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Can you please provide detail on the Tyvek tape? Is this the stuff made for house-wrap or is it "flashing tape"?
https://www.dupont.com/products/tyvek-tape.html
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FiberFix Flex Tape/Patches are 1 time use per package

i just saw the info on not being able to reuse FiberFix in comments on the FiberFix website. Also, several users were surly about receiving material that was not usable (suspected the packaging had been damaged), so be sure to check the flexibility of your tape/patches when you buy it, protect the packaging from punctures, and use it all at once!


On the Tyvek tape, other reviewers agreed that the white tape with blue lettering was superior and that it can become permanent if not removed for a permanent patch. Alpaca echoes this warning in their repair instructions for their packrafts.

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I think the original post was about patching over a crack in a hard shell kayak...so it definitely doesn't need to be as flexy for that application and is probably why the FiberFix stuff worked well.

For inflatables...its hard to pass up just using Tear Aid, which is the stuff most Rafting Manufacturers recommend and include in the patch kits they provide with the boat (at least my Hysides and Aires do). Tear Aid is great because its stretchy, sticks well, but is still easily removable for when you want to do a real repair once you get home.

The Tyvek stuff is great for general "durable temporary wildnerness repair" though...just might be a bigger pain in the ass to remove later. Talk to a friend that does house construction...they often have a few partial roles left over in their truck after a job.
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The Tyvek stuff is great for general "durable temporary wildnerness repair" though...just might be a bigger pain in the ass to remove later.

Totally agreed, with the twist that the tyvek is durable and sticky enough that (unless you don't like the white tape on your boat) it can be left on as a permanent fix.
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The Tyvek stuff is great for general "durable temporary wildnerness repair" though...just might be a bigger pain in the ass to remove later.

Totally agreed, with the twist that the tyvek is durable and sticky enough that (unless you don't like the white tape on your boat) it can be left on as a permanent fix.
Mike I wanted to let you know that you were right. That tape hasn't budged! Monday I'm gonna run the welder over it to stimulate being exposed to the sun. I want to see if it leaves a residue when I remove it.
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I've used Tyvek Tape to repair cracks in a hard shell kayak with excellent success. In fact I had a Pyranha Ammo that had an 8" crack under the seat. I pulled the seat, drilled out the ends of the crack and filled it with Aquaseal. Then covered both sides of the crack with Gorilla Tape and then put a couple strips of Tyvek Tape over the Gorilla Tape inside the cockpit. That thing was 100% water tight for 2 more full seasons of heavy use before I voluntarily retired it.
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Home Depot carries the Tyvek Tape with lettering right next to the Tyvek. Usually at the back of the Building Materials section.
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