/ What's the best glue for patching a rucksac?
I bought some Seam Grip as it seemed to get good recommendations, but it was a complete waste of time (and bloody expensive too). It didn't stick at all.
Next attempt will be a can of spray contact adhesive, unless anyone can suggest anything better?
I'd glue the patch with 2402, then stitch the patch to the bag with high strength nylon thread (or thin fishing line), using a needle intended for jeans and a thimble (or some plasters and profuse swearing) will probably be necessary.
The closer to the point of failure you stitch the patch to the sack, the less any force on the patch will be able to pull it away from the material from the middle.
The hot bond clue in Thermarest repair kits also works well, but is probably even more expensive than anything else!
However, I think I'd try to keep patches as small as possible and I'd certainly consider a bit of stitching along with glue.
Osprey recommended shoe glue to stick a large patch to the bottom of my bag where it had worn out. I picked up the glue from Tiso and it is doing well so far.
Thanks for the tips. Will any sort of shoe repair glue do?
That Bostik stuff looks good, but it's so expensive that it's probably more than the bag is worth.
You could try using a place like lancashire sports repairs to fix it for you? I've not used them myself but heard them recommended for fixing jackets. According to their website they do rucksacks too.
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