Gortex repair

Ooops

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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?
 

sauer

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Might be worth a call or email to diverdave ...he maybe able to redo the taping

Google diverdave wader repair

Worth a call


Paul
 

SimpleSimon

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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?
How old is your jacket? You may be able to get it repaired under warranty.
Failing that try Lancashire Sports Repair who will do you a top job. They're the approved warranty repairer for many of the big outdoor brands.
 

ben0850

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I get my goretex mountaineering kit repaired by Scottish Mountain gear. Fantastic workmanship and respectably priced. They will give you a quote based on the garment, repair and photos.
 

Haggis Hunter

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Failing that try Lancashire Sports Repair who will do you a top job. They're the approved warranty repairer for many of the big outdoor brands.[/QUOTE]

+1

hh
 

Ooops

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Many thanks for the replies.

I've done a fair bit of work on dry suits so I'm really just after the materials to enable a bit of DIY.
Thanks to all of your replies I now have a few places to ask:thumb:
 

Haggis Hunter

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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
 

NigelM

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You will not do it yourself successfully, seam taping requires specialist equipment that combines heat with high pressure to get good adhesion.

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. Must emphasise that this really must be done by someone with the right equipment.
 

Ooops

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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
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.
Thanks for the critical info. I hadn't realised it was a heat based process. Obviously a DIY repair is out of the question.

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.
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.

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..
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.

In the worst case I guess I'll have a showerproof, pocketless smock :D
 

Ooops

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Just to close the loop on this and to thank all of you for sharing your thoughts and advice, all very much appreciated.

I got in touch with Gortex and explained that I had an out of warranty repair on an old garment. Whilst thoroughly polite and professional they weren't interested in the repair, which is fair enough. What I found disappointing was their overall dismissive attitude, so much so that I made a mental note never to buy a Gortex based garment in the future.

A bit more research turned up some useful tips that included one on here. I ended up at profabrics.co.uk aka Point North
Followed the menu “Outdoor & camping >> Accessories >> Seam Sealing and Waterproofing" to TSB3-BLACK Seam seal tape


Its an iron on product and worked brilliantly, my coat's back in service and performed like a champ in recent heavy rains so I'm a very happy chappy.
 

Willie

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You can purchase gortex seam sealing tape of different widths and lengths on the dreaded bay. It’s applied using a hair drier or paint stripper gun and a wallpaper seam roller. Never tried it but I have applied gortex patches using a hair drier to repair small tears in my waterproof over trousers quite successfully.
Willie
 

Ooops

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Not having used the materials before I opted to use a product and supplier that was recommended. But for anything in the future it would be useful to have a choice of widths etc.

This was applied using an iron on top of grease proof paper. I experimented with the heat setting using pieces of material that I trimmed off the jacket and small pieces of the replacement tape. It made a very tidy job.
 

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