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Heath Pitts
(heathpitts)

Locale: Nashville
Hole in cuben fiber - on purpose on 03/24/2012 08:04:13 MDT Print View

I need to cut a hole in a cuben fiber stuff sack to install the fittings for my gravity filter. I'd like to reinforce this after I make the cut. I just used super glue and rubber washers on an older silnylon bag before. What should I use on the cuben? Tape? Glue? Thanks in advance!

Edited by heathpitts on 03/24/2012 08:04:59 MDT.

Colin Krusor
(ckrusor) - M

Locale: Northwest US
Cuben stuff sack on 03/24/2012 12:42:11 MDT Print View

If it were me attempting this, I would use heat to make the hole (a hot knife, something metal heated over a propane flame, etc.), then bond the reinforcing patch on with a liquid adhesive. Hysol U-09 works well. You could also use another urethane adhesive (Seamgrip, etc.), or a good contact cement.

Heath Pitts
(heathpitts)

Locale: Nashville
Cuben stuff sack on 03/24/2012 13:26:28 MDT Print View

Thanks! What should I use for the reinforcing patch? I had thought of a circle of gorilla tape on each side since I don't have any spare cuben.

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Cuben stuff sack on 03/24/2012 13:58:48 MDT Print View

What about the Cuben Adhesive Repair Tape?
http://bearpawwd.com/fabrics_misc/fabrics_misc.html

Heath Pitts
(heathpitts)

Locale: Nashville
Cuben fiber repair tape on 03/24/2012 14:01:44 MDT Print View

Great idea!

Heath Pitts
(heathpitts)

Locale: Nashville
RE:Hole in cuben fiber - on purpose on 03/24/2012 18:43:36 MDT Print View

I ended up using a soldering iron to cut the hole and put tenacious tape on each side before doing so.. Then I added my fittings for the filter with a rubber washer on each side. Filled it with water and tested for leaks and it is water tight. Thanks for the replies!