Kevlar repair?

by FMOAB   December 21, 2013  

I managed to put a substantial tear in the Kevlar reinforced sole of a Gore overshoe in a fall earlier this year.

Does anyone have any experience of repairing this type of material or do I need to go down the gaffer tape route?

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Shoe Goo? Comes in black too.

Make mine an Italian with Campagnolo on the side

posted by monty dog [419 posts]
21st December 2013 - 22:59

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Never heard of Shoe Goo before, but I've just googled it and it looks as though it may be just the business, cheers.

posted by FMOAB [253 posts]
21st December 2013 - 23:25

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Best to use a backing material if repairing a tear or ideally put some fabric on both sides. Dacron repair tape is pretty good stuff but you should use a flexible waterproof sealant with it like a urethane glue. Camping and sailing shops are good sources of this kind of stuff.

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posted by joemmo [1074 posts]
22nd December 2013 - 20:47

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gore bike wear suggest this lot http://www.scottishmountaingear.com/repair-service/gore-tex for repairs - not tried them myself though ....

still on the 3rd switch-back of Bwlch !

posted by therevokid [917 posts]
23rd December 2013 - 14:32

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Thanks, every day's a school day, never heard of either Shoe Goo or Dacron tape before, but sounds like the two combined may do the job better than I hoped. I did try Scottish Mountain Gear, but they reckoned they couldn't do it.

posted by FMOAB [253 posts]
23rd December 2013 - 21:18

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