How old is your jacket? You may be able to get it repaired under warranty.Hi every one,
All the seams on my Sprayway gortex jacket have lifted.
The fabric and construction of the jacket is still good, its just the seams that are a problem
Can any one tell me where I can get a roll of tape and suitable adhesive?
I understood the seam sealing tape was applied 'hot', by passing the garment and tape through heated rollers. I'd guess the temperature and duration of contact is important. hh
Thanks for the critical info. I hadn't realised it was a heat based process. Obviously a DIY repair is out of the question.You will not do it yourself successfully, seam taping requires specialist equipment that combines heat with high pressure to get good adhesion.
..... Must emphasise that this really must be done by someone with the right equipment.
I misplaced it about two years ago, it turned up at a friends house stuffed in a placi bag and laying on a concrete floor. The floor is subject to extremes of temperature so I'm guessing that's what did it especially as I can't recall having ever washed it.Odd that the tapes have gone. Remember never to wash Goretex garments with Biological Powder. Only use the cheapest non-bio liquid detergent. Or use Knicwax tech wash which cleans and reproofs.
That's a great tip Nigel, thanks. It is old but in great nic. I'll return it to them and leave it them to decide if it qualifies for warranty or even if its worth repairing. Under the circumstances I'd have no problem paying for the repairs if they don't approximate the cost of a new one. Silly I know but there's a bit of sentimentality attached to the thing.Providing it's not too old I would return it to Gore Tex who are in Livingston, Scotland. Their customer service is second to none and their lifetime guarantee warrants against any defects in materials or workmanship for the reasonable working life of the product. Seam tape falling off I would argue would qualify under this warranty.
If it is very old and knackered and you feel you really would be taking the **** if you returned it under warranty ask them if you could pay for it to be re taped..