Has anyone sewn Reflectix?
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Rusty Beaver
(rustyb) - F

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Has anyone sewn Reflectix? on 01/21/2014 11:23:14 MST Print View

http://www.lowes.com/pd_13358-56291-BP48025_0__?productId=3011906&Ntt=reflectix&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Dreflectix&facetInfo=

I'd try myself but don't have any to experiment with.

If you have tried sewing this stuff, what were your results?

Also, what is the guts of this stuff like? Closed cell foam?

If it is cut, will a wet environment (think hot tub cover) render it useless after a while?

Thanks.

Edited by rustyb on 01/21/2014 11:42:29 MST.

Ben Crocker
(alexdrewreed) - M

Locale: Kentucky
Has anyone sewn Reflectix? on 01/21/2014 11:33:42 MST Print View

No. Just tape it. It takes tape fine.

Rusty Beaver
(rustyb) - F

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Re: Has anyone sewn Reflectix? on 01/21/2014 11:38:19 MST Print View

Thanks. I would like to sew velcro to it though. I think the self-adhesive velcro would not work for long in my situation.

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
Re: Has anyone sewn Reflectix? on 01/21/2014 11:41:36 MST Print View

The Simple Outdoor Solutions Escape Pods are sewn, and that seems to hold up nicely. Thread is lighter than duct tape, and sewing your velcro is the way to go to keep it in place.

Ryan Smith
(ViolentGreen) - F

Locale: Southeast
Re: Re: Has anyone sewn Reflectix? on 01/21/2014 11:51:11 MST Print View

I have sewn Velcro onto a Reflectix food cozy. Works and holds thread fine. A bit bulky going through the machine.

Ryan

And E
(LunchANDYnner) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
reflectix on 01/21/2014 12:31:26 MST Print View

The guts are a double layer of bubble wrap, essentially.

I've done both tape and sew. Tape for the sides. And have sewed reinforcements if I gusset the bottom. But tape works just fine and I have had my self adhesive Velcro come off yet. You could always use rubber bands to keep the top closed. It'd be even lighter.

Edited by LunchANDYnner on 01/21/2014 14:05:16 MST.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: reflectix on 01/21/2014 12:48:05 MST Print View

"I've down both tape and sew."

Please clarify.

--B.G.--

And E
(LunchANDYnner) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
shots shots on 01/21/2014 14:06:18 MST Print View

I put them in a shot glass and down it. I thought I was being very clear. My apologies.

Rusty Beaver
(rustyb) - F

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Thanks! on 01/21/2014 15:57:39 MST Print View

Thanks for the replies, everyone!

So it's essentially bubble wrapped faced with a reflective surface on both sides? Nothing to soak up water?

Delmar O'Donnell
(Bolster)

Locale: Between Jacinto & Gorgonio
Yes on 01/22/2014 23:55:09 MST Print View

Yes, basically that's what it is.

I'd not want to sew bubble wrap for the same reasons I'd not want to sew reflectix.