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Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
what bonds with dyneema? on 04/15/2010 00:43:33 MDT Print View

quick question...my older dyneema pack is starting to delaminate on the inner side. Looks kind of like the way a sunburned face peels. I'm assuming I can just paint a thin diluted layer of either silicon or seamgrip over the areas and all should be well. Which one is it though? seamgrip or silicone? Also, I know silicone is diluted with mineral spirits, but what do you cut seamgrip with? Thanks!!

Nicholas Miller
(nmiller08) - F

Locale: Montana
toluene? on 04/15/2010 08:36:06 MDT Print View

I'm not sure on the sil v. seamgrip, but to thin seam grip I think you can use toluene. I've never tried it myself, but it was listed in an old BPL post as information provided by McNett.

David Olsen
(oware)

Locale: Steptoe Butte
Re: what bonds with dyneema? on 04/15/2010 10:14:40 MDT Print View

Is it pure dyneema? Or is it nylon with some threads of
dyneema?

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
dyneema on 04/15/2010 12:34:27 MDT Print View

David, I think its nylon with dyneema threads (think of the stuff we see from MLD, Golite) It doesn't have the diagonal threads seen in dyneema X, so I would just consider it the normal dyneema interweaved fabric

David Olsen
(oware)

Locale: Steptoe Butte
seam grip on 04/16/2010 10:02:40 MDT Print View

It is most likely a urethane based coating then, so
use a urethane based product for best adhesion.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: what bonds with dyneema? on 04/16/2010 15:44:05 MDT Print View

The one problem I have run into is when the fabric has a good DWR coating. The PU adhesive sometimes does not stick as well to the fluorocarbon finish.

Cheers