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I would like to repair my backcountry tent (BA FlyCreek2). It has two BIG holes. (About the size of basketballs) (Future story) I have looked at replacements but I have a shred of hope I can repair economically. (One hole is in the side of tent and second is through the screen door)
I am thinking of buying Dyneema cloth and using fabric rated double stick tape to secure. I would finish off the edges with seam sealer. I would have ~ $50 into it. Thoughts?
The story please the story!!!!!!!
For $50 it’s worth a try. Seam Grip from REI is an EXCELLENT sealant/adhesive.
Ya know what I would do.. I'd call Big Agnes and ask if they have any scrap material laying around. If they do, take that to a seamstress and get it sewn in place or do it yourself and then seam seal it.. otherwise, I think you're better off replacing. Or maybe using material from another tent for the patch that might get you another couple years
I would use contact cement before double sided tape. Wouldn`t have to seal it either.
Are they large 3 corner tears or literally holes? Sounds like an interesting story is coming.
Rule number 1: No indoor campfires! Lol
Just send it to BA they'll repair it.
Or REI Repairs. Just call a store and ask.
If BA can't fix it, I would buy a piece of silnylon and make a patch. Sew the patch over the tears and cut out the excess torn material. Then seal the seams.
I bought a sewing machine for all my projects years ago. It's been invaluable. Only I call it my thread injection machine.....sounds more manly. ;-)
I want a thread injector, I haven’t found one yet.
You can check “repair lair” in the twin cities too
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Buy a piece of sil poly and use seam seal to seal it. I’d tape it in place with tear aid first. Then glob the sealant to it. Bet it works like a charm.
On the screen, I’d just tape some bug netting in place with tear aid.
Follow link for pics of tears. Bottom of thread.
I’d head to Kijiji, Craigslist, local Buy&Sell and some of the camping/ hiking forums for a good used replacement. If you can find exactly the same tent, you have spare parts.