for those who have used CUBEN Fiber
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Chris Krafcik
(Whec716) - F
for those who have used CUBEN Fiber on 03/25/2010 16:53:05 MDT Print View

I'm looking for some long term information on joining two pieces of cuben together.

what is your experience with:
Stitching
Tape
glue - Hyosel vs Aqua seal (Which Aqua Seal?)

thanks

Derek Goffin
(Derekoak)

Locale: North of England
for those who have used CUBEN Fiber on 03/26/2010 07:08:35 MDT Print View

look at my information in the Wiki

Chris Krafcik
(Whec716) - F
Which Aqua Seal? on 03/26/2010 09:38:24 MDT Print View

I looked at your Wiki - which Aquaseal are you using?

Derek Goffin
(Derekoak)

Locale: North of England
for those who have used CUBEN Fiber" on 03/26/2010 15:39:57 MDT Print View

On the tube it says McNett Aquasure urethane repair adhesive and sealant 250ml.
I am afraid that seemed to be referred to interchangably with Aquaseal on different vendors websites

Gary Boyd
(debiant) - F

Locale: Mid-west
Tarp... on 03/27/2010 06:08:34 MDT Print View

I made a tarp by stitching and then seam sealing and it seems to be holding up fine. I've used the 3M tape in 1/2 thickness trying to make a cuben pillow and the peel strength just is not anywhere near strong enough for that application (although I'm sure the 3M tape would be strong enough for a great deal of regular non peel applications). Steve Evans had a thread in this forum talking about his adventures with Hysol... I think is probably the most comprehensive testing done to date:

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=20093&startat=40

Vick Hines
(vickrhines) - F

Locale: Central Texas
Re: Tarp... on 03/29/2010 11:44:37 MDT Print View

1) Stitching works, but stress on seam will open stretch holes at each stitch. Sewing is easy.
2) Bonding works well for seams in shear (IOW, a flat seam); less well for seams that are configured to peel. Glueing is tricky, often messy, and sometimes disasterous.
3) Tape works less well than bonding; it has the same limitations, but additionally will creap when heated under stress.

Evan Chartier
(evanchartier) - M
Sewing on 04/04/2010 01:19:33 MDT Print View

The stitches on my MYOG quilt have been holding up great for the last 10 days of use on my thru hike. I should have more information as time goes on...
Evan