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Old 05-07-2014, 10:30 PM   #1
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Underbody Insulation Fabric Repair?

Had a blowout on the freeway, didn't even know it until a trucker signaled me. The tire was shredded, took out one of the mudflaps, and tore up a small area of insulation underneath, about 6" square.

Bought some fiberglass insulation and black Gorilla Tape, figured I was a genius and I'm all set. Trimmed the tatters off of the fabric (which is some kind of black plastic webbing/fabric?), wiped it down good with windex and let it dry. I was just going to fill the void with the insulation and tape the heck out of it, but I was surprised to find that Gorilla Tape won't stick to it!

I'm hoping there's a very easy fix, 'cuz I'm pretty lazy. Thoughts?

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I had to cut a access hole to make a repair and did a lot of reserch on the correct wat to repair it. There are repair tape out there ( Amazon Amazon.com: 4" x 108' Mobile Home Flex Mend Belly Bottom Repair-Fix Underbelly Holes & Rips: Automotive ) but a bit pricey and also read many people used Gorilla Tape with great success, mine stuck (at least for the time being ).

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Thanks for the link. I'll try thoroughly cleaning it with alcohol and give the Gorilla Tape another go. If it doesn't work I'll order the Flex-Mend.

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Same thing happened to me not too long ago except it took half of the sheet metal wheel well barrier as well. My research xxx ame up with a product called scrim shield tape. It is the same polyethylene material that was under my trailer. I found it at amazon. Btw, the adhesive is crazy sticky, it sticks to anything. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002SS...&robot_redir=1

The roll I bought is huge so tell.me how much you need and I will sell you only what you need.
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Thanks Brian, I'll take you up on that! If it's 28" wide, I'll take 2 linear feet, that should give me enough to screw it up multiple times. Let me know how much and I'll tell you where to send it.

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