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What glue/adhesive?
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(smoke) - F
What glue/adhesive? on 03/06/2013 09:00:03 MST Print View

Need to do some reinforcement/repairs on silnylon. Would like to glue it before sewing.

Also, am doing some experimentation with tyvek. May not sew this.

What glue or glues work the best for each?

Edited by smoke on 03/06/2013 09:00:35 MST.

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
glue on 03/06/2013 13:27:02 MST Print View

Silnylon only bonds with sil-based adhesives, so use Mcnett Silnet

Not sure about tyvek...I know people use tyvek tape, but I don't have any personal experience with any gel or liquid glues/adhesives for tyvek.

Edited by Konrad1013 on 03/06/2013 13:27:32 MST.

Mark Andrews
(buldogge) - F

Locale: Midwest
Tyvek... on 03/06/2013 15:43:35 MST Print View

Water based contact cement for Tyvek...although many here have used 3M Super 77 as well, with success.

-Mark in St. Louis

Sam Farrington
(scfhome) - M

Locale: Chocorua NH, USA
bonding silnylon to silnylon on 03/06/2013 19:18:59 MST Print View

A must read is Jim Colten's article right here, but hard to find using the BPL search function:

Silicone sealers, products intended for sealing, are not as good as the glues, like GE silicone glue, readily available on line.

I've used the glue with a roller, but no clamping as advised in the article, for attaching reinforcement patches to the corners and stress points on tent flies.
The patches were sewn over along the edges of the fly, but not along the circular edges of the patches several inches inside the perimater of the fly.

The patches have held up very well, and on test pieces, the unsewn edges will not peel away from the fly unless really pulled hard. Not a problem, IMO.

I found chain store Isopropyl alcohol and Bounty paper towels good for cleaning up as I went along. There was no problem sewing after the glue dried, easier actually.

There are no other adhesives I know of that work on silnylon.

Edited by scfhome on 03/06/2013 19:19:49 MST.

(Joomy) - M
Re: Tyvek... on 03/06/2013 19:50:37 MST Print View

"Water based contact cement for Tyvek...although many here have used 3M Super 77 as well, with success."

Why water based?

Edited by Joomy on 03/06/2013 19:51:16 MST.

Mark Andrews
(buldogge) - F

Locale: Midwest
Info on 03/06/2013 23:31:51 MST Print View

Here's some Tyvek info, including gluing:


Velimir Kemec
(velimirkemec) - F
3M super glue on 03/14/2013 14:14:02 MDT Print View


+1 on 3M Super 77 glue.
It works great with Tyvek
giving very strong bond.