Adhesive for Polyester Fabrics?
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Trevor Devon
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Adhesive for Polyester Fabrics? on 03/30/2009 01:38:48 MDT Print View

Hello folks,

I'm looking to attach a lash tab to my PFD which has a polyester shell. The PFD is not easily opened to access the "wrong" side of the fabric so I've thought of a few different ideas. The easiest idea which seems like the highest chance of success is to stitch the lash tab/point onto a piece of polyester fabric and glue polyester to polyester.

However, I need some help finding a waterproof glue which will do the trick in this application. Any ideas or leads?

Vick Hines
(vickrhines) - F

Locale: Central Texas
lash point on 03/30/2009 08:28:57 MDT Print View

I would consider hand stitching from the outside with a curved needle. If the fabric has enough slack you can probably get by with a straight needle. Glue will sortof work, but not for long in watersports unless you really saturate the base fabric - which makes a big mess.

Trevor Devon
(Oaktree) - F
Sewing a lash tab on 03/30/2009 10:17:17 MDT Print View

The fabric is quite taut, and the lash tab is plastic - I need it rigid to hold my river knife. I've thought about this option - maybe I'll give it a go. I think it might be easiest to pre-punch the holes in the tab before sewing.

However, due to the rigidity of the lash tab, perhaps I should sew over the edge of the tab? (enter through the pre-punched hole, go through fabric just below the hole, exit the fabric just to the outside of the tab, bring the thread over the top and repeat? - sorry if I'm being unclear)