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General Category => The Knowledge => OT Knowledge => Topic started by: CommuteTooFar on January 28, 2020, 11:15:11 am

Title: Fabric Glue
Post by: CommuteTooFar on January 28, 2020, 11:15:11 am
I want to repair the coat hook which detached itself earlier this year.

The coat hook is attached to a piece of fabric 10 x 10 cm. So there is a good area to attach it to the coat.

Requirements of Glue. 
  Works on fabric (which is not perfectly clean)
  Flexible
  Strong enough to support coat and careless handling

A quick google for fabric glue was not successful.  It showed two types. The first is used for tacking so no strength.  The second group are used for light work such as attaching glitter and beads to clothes.

What would you use?
Title: Re: Fabric Glue
Post by: HeltorChasca on January 28, 2020, 11:31:59 am
The Bostik has worked for me. Even for AUK Badges. There is another (Evostik??) but that isn’t as good. Both Bought on eBay.
Title: Re: Fabric Glue
Post by: Jurek on January 28, 2020, 11:39:13 am

What would you use?
For cosmetic stuff, probably Copydex (or similar) maybe Evostik impact adhesive - both of which remain flexible when cured.
For structural stuff, stitches.
Every time.
Title: Re: Fabric Glue
Post by: rafletcher on January 28, 2020, 11:41:12 am

For structural stuff, stitches.
Every time.

^^This.
Title: Re: Fabric Glue
Post by: Kim on January 28, 2020, 12:54:45 pm

For structural stuff, stitches.
Every time.

^^This.

There's a Rule According To Kim that states that if you're using adhesives, then you're probably doing it wrong.
Title: Re: Fabric Glue
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on January 28, 2020, 02:38:46 pm
you need something like this:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stormsure-S1B-Outdoor-Adhesive-Waterproof/dp/B003V71R6A/ref=asc_df_B003V71R6A/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=208026936151&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=17743522139763722447&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006598&hvtargid=pla-421020032109&th=1&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stormsure-S1B-Outdoor-Adhesive-Waterproof/dp/B003V71R6A/ref=asc_df_B003V71R6A/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=208026936151&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=17743522139763722447&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006598&hvtargid=pla-421020032109&th=1&psc=1)

Not used it myself, but it looks up to the job.
Title: Re: Fabric Glue
Post by: bludger on January 28, 2020, 02:56:55 pm
Stitch it on. Anything that's load-bearing in any way won't last with glue. By contrast stitches go on and on and on, especially with quality line like waxed cotton.

I've even stitched tyres and happily done hundreds of kms on them (with a patch on the inside).

(https://calumonwheels.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/img_20191111_223125_542.jpg?w=576)
Title: Re: Fabric Glue
Post by: hellymedic on January 28, 2020, 04:13:14 pm
Stitch it! Half a dozen other yacfers can't ALL be wrong!
Title: Re: Fabric Glue
Post by: Kim on January 28, 2020, 04:51:45 pm
Glue it *and* stitch it.
Title: Re: Fabric Glue
Post by: hellymedic on January 28, 2020, 05:45:34 pm
You could do. Most glues do not tolerate the stretch and movement to which coat loops are subject and will come adrift, especially if the substances glued are not quite clean, as suggested in the OP.

There has to be a reason why clothing manufacturers stitch their loops.

A pop-rivet or cable tie could do the job but would be hell to wear. I certainly would not like stiff plastic abutting the nape of my neck!
Title: Re: Fabric Glue
Post by: Kim on January 28, 2020, 05:57:47 pm
You could do. Most glues do not tolerate the stretch and movement to which coat loops are subject and will come adrift, especially if the substances glued are not quite clean, as suggested in the OP.

Glue will spread the load, stitching will prevent the glue from peeling.


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There has to be a reason why clothing manufacturers stitch their loops.

It works well enough, and they're already stitching other things.  You don't introduce another step to the manufacturing process unless you have to.
Title: Re: Fabric Glue
Post by: Johnny Faro on February 18, 2020, 09:13:49 pm
You can get proper fabric glue. I used some as seam on hood of of a goretex jacket that has elastic through came apart. Repair place said too thin to sew. Too plastic to wonder web. Glue took a few days to cure but worked fine.
Title: Re: Fabric Glue
Post by: Polar Bear on February 18, 2020, 09:31:20 pm
I often see 'tether' points on tents, rucksacks, kit bags, etc. which are most definitely glued or bonded.  I wonder how that works?