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Bivi bag problem

Discussion in 'Shelter & Sleeping' started by Buck, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. Buck

    Buck Member

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    Hi All,

    The seam sealing tapes on my issue bivi bag have started to detach. I really can't complain as it was issued to me in the 90s. It has seen a lot of use, both angry camping, as well as after I left the forces.

    My question is how/can I re-seal the seams? Is it just a question of a warm Iron over the tape or is there another process?

    Many thanks
     
  2. kpeter20

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    I've used Seamsure with success on GoreTex tapes. I've got some pretty old repairs using it that are still going strong.
     
  4. Philster

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    Buck
    I bought a roll of seam tape off ebay and redid my bag - just use your iron and cover the tape with a piece of brown paper to stop it sticking. Worked great!
    Hope this helps
    Phil
     
  5. Buck

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    Thanks guys. Food for thought.
     
  6. rich outdoors

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    I had the tape peeling off the groundsheet part of my aging phoenix phoxhole bivvi - the groundsheet is pu nylon which has started to moult - I had some luck sticking it back with McNett Seam Grip. Also completely did the seams on a tent flysheet with the stuff after the tape pretty much just peeled off, that also worked well, the stuff seems to be equally good for repairs - sticking back lifted tape - or for just sealing seams in its own in the place of tape. Good luck with it whatever you try, but one way or the other you should be able to get it sorted. Atb, rich.
     

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