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Old 05 April 2013, 11:23   #1
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Worn seams

Tape has worn off seams on the cones. Was intending to re-tape them but a little concerned that the 'fabric' is showing through on the cones. (pic attached)? All advice gratefully accepted. Tubes are hypalon.

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Old 07 April 2013, 12:42   #2
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Any advice folks? I'm thinking of putting new tapes over the seams.
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If you want a handy, cheap solution that will last a couple of seasons, try this:

Clean the old crap off and mask the work area. Apply a thin layer of black Sikaflex and smooth it off with a finger dipped in thinners. Yeah yeah I know, thinners/finger, I'm gonna die. You could use a suitable tool instead...
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If you want a handy, cheap solution that will last a couple of seasons, try this:

Clean the old crap off and mask the work area. Apply a thin layer of black Sikaflex and smooth it off with a finger dipped in thinners. Yeah yeah I know, thinners/finger, I'm gonna die. You could use a suitable tool instead...
Thanks, intending to have all the seams and a couple of patches professionally replaced at the end of the season so this sounds like a good way to go. Much appreciated.
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The thin tape going around the end of the cone looks to me like baffle material which is not UV resistant hence being down to the thread. This needs to be replaced with bias cut hypalon

As a temporary that's a good idea but instead of thinners use water with a lot of fairy liquid in it.
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