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Old 01-29-2012, 08:26 PM   #1
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A&E Awning repair 2004 kountry star 3740

My patio awning was left in the open position during a heavy rainstorm and collected enough water to pull apart down the middle. The fabric was not sewn together, it seems like it was fused together with heat. There is a white strip on the top side that feels like plastic and just fabric on the mating piece. Is there an adhesive that would join these two pieces together? Or is there another way to repair the awning? I usually lower one side of the awning when rain is in the forecast, but this storm took us by surprise during the night. The fabric did not tear, just separated at the seam. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Bob

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Old 01-29-2012, 09:07 PM   #2
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Bob, what is the brand of your awning? Perhaps you could contact the manufacturer for recommendations on the type of adhesive to use for the repair. I know there are lots of fabric adhesives available but unfortunately I don't have personal experience with them. Good luck.

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There are plenty of awning repair tapes available. The key is finding the correct one for your fabric. As mentioned call the manufacturer and have the model and serial numbers ready.
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You may want to take a look at camping world online....they have a good sale going on right now on the A&E awnings at a pretty good price. I just lost my awning in a high wind. They may also have some suggestions on the repair, if you choose to try that. I also read the other day in regards to the repairing of tears with gorilla tape. Good Luck....
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Many years ago growing up on a farm we had many implements that used canvases. When torn we repaired them with "TEHR GREEZE" which made a very good and strong repair. The only possible problem was that we took the canvas on a floor, coated both sides of the torn part and a patch, then pounded them with something to force the tehr greeze into the fabric as much a possible. I expect that a good hardware store might still carry the stuff.

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If it's the plastic awning material it's probably heat fused together, not sure if there's much that will take the constant tension after repairing.

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