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Old 09-16-2019, 06:53 PM   #1
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Awning Vinyl Repair?

Somewhere over the last year, year and a half, I must have caught a tree branch or something, causing a minor tear in the exterior layer of the patio awning, directly on top as it is rolled up. While using the unit this past week, I noticed that I could see "light" where these tear/scrapes were. Sure as hell, when I got home, I looked up and a flap of outer "epidermis" of vinyl had freed and was flapping. This awning is only about 5 years old and not heavily used, but left as is, it surely wont last long.

Since it is on the top surface, and close to the attachment point, I was wondering what I might use to secure it back together. Would eternabond tape be useful for this? Any other suggestions?

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Clear awning repair tape comes in a number of widths and lighter and more flexible than Eternabond.
I've been using it on a seam rip on my fabric awning ( that spends 5 months open at a time ) and it lasts a full season .
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Old 09-20-2019, 08:02 AM   #3
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.... I was wondering what I might use to secure it back together. Would eternabond tape be useful for this? Any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance!
I used the wide (maybe 4") eternabond tape to do exactly what you're asking. I figure I'll get another 4 years or so out of my awning.
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and I believe MFr recommends silicone for small holes; I uses silicone to stop awning fraying
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i have used spray flex seal with great success. choose either clear or what ever color matches best, open the awning and spray the affected area. after it dries a half day, roll it up.
this has worked for me on numerous occasions.
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Waterbed or inflateable patch liquid will stick that piece back down, then a thin bead over after that dries to let fumes escape. Not the little kits that come with a toy raft.
I fixed so many beach type inflatbles and damaged rafts at our beach club with waterbed patch kit. They have a air comp. people would pop em. My kids would pick them out of trash I patch them.Had cats and a waterbed it works and fast. Let tack spread with wet finger to smooth out bead or spot nice.
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