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Old 10-29-2018   #1
Salt Lake City, Utah
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I have several dry bags that are starting to delaminate at the Buckle strap. Several of them have pinholes or wear spots as well. The material looks like PVC tarp. I put a light inside in a dark room to find the pin holes and have sealed them up with Aquaseal. That seems to work pretty well. As far as fixing the delamination of the Buckle strap, I thought because it is PVC I would try using hh-66 to reattach strap. Before I did, I wondered if anyone else had a better fix that would make it more bomber? I can't be the first person to try and repair a dry bag, What are you guys doing?
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Old 10-29-2018   #2
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Hey there DIY PVC sleeping pad person...I think you already know how to fix it.

Yeah, I would go for HH-66.
The only trick is that you have delamination of the PVC from the nylon inner mesh..hopefully there's enough PVC on the nylon to give you a bond.

I would recommend a bit of reinforcement--maybe a round PVC patch that you could put on the body of the bag over the strap so you could take some of the strain off the glue?

Since it's on the roll line, maybe use a patch made of clear vinyl from the fabric store or Home Depot instead of a full-thickness PVC fabric patch that would be a stiff spot on the roll line?

I fixed one bag with a PVC fabric patch outside and a thin clear PVC patch on the inside...and another bag with a clear window that eventually developed a stress crack right on the edge of the strap -- it got thin clear PVC patches inside and out--different sizes so there wasn't a stiff|flexy spot at the edge of both patches that would want to be my next leak..
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Stabond. 3 layers if you are into scrim on the PVC. Then you could use Tear Aid inside and out if you really wanted to back it up.
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