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    Fabri Tac

    So I picked up few goodies at the fabric store to day. I bought some fabri tac, i hippie it works. Anyone ever try an adhesive on nylon. I got some lime green no see em material and some ripstop. Hopefully I can make some magic happen lol.
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    Did you get the no see um at the fabric store? If so, what store was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by easttex View Post
    Did you get the no see um at the fabric store? If so, what store was it?
    Yup , it was jo ann's
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    The tacky glues are effective to a point except on silnyl. Nothing sticks to sil. You should have a qualified success with the glue but do not consider it to be a permanent attachment. Some of them can dry brittle, or become weak in damp environments. I would recommend that you do _NOT_ sew through the glue seam even after it has dried. You will gum up your needle and possibly transfer that gunk to the inside of the bobbin area. Then you have a real mess. For prototypes and quick repairs the glues work. But IMO nothing replaces the needle and thread for permanent seams.
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    Thanks ram , the bottle says permanent ..... Lol I figured as much. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jons4real View Post
    Thanks ram , the bottle says permanent ..... Lol I figured as much. Thanks.
    Understand the glues are designed and made for such things as appliques and decorative trims which are not going to be washed or stressed. In that regard, they are permanent. For those functions, sticking a fabric HF patch onto your hammock, they would be fine. But using them as an attachment method for stress bearing seams exceeds their design limitations. For what they are designed to do they work great. But they have their limitations.
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