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Cuben fiber glue?
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george carr
(hammer-one) - F - MLife

Locale: Walking With The Son
Cuben fiber glue? on 07/28/2007 14:08:54 MDT Print View

I want to attempt making my own cuben fiber tarp, but would like to glue the seams instead of stitching. What is the best cement for this application? I'm looking at a 4x8 finished size, so I won't need a ridge seam, just the edges. Would cuben tape work just as well? Also, is gosgrain strong enough for the tie outs or is nylon webbing the lightest option I have?

Scott Van Doeselaar
(vandoe) - MLife

Locale: Southern CA
Cuben Glue on 08/12/2007 09:48:11 MDT Print View

I have used Aquaseal on my tent made from cuben. This is a urethane based glue that stays flexible. It is working great and is pretty easy to use.

george carr
(hammer-one) - F - MLife

Locale: Walking With The Son
Re: Cuben Glue on 08/12/2007 11:00:46 MDT Print View

Thanks Scott, I'm tossed at this point between glue and tape. I'll probably try both just to compare.