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Old 06-25-2019, 11:43 PM   #1
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Pin hole in awning

While camping at the Grand Canyon I noticed 2 pin holes in my new awning. Might have been done by birds or a branch, not sure but they are very small. Any ideas on how to patch them . I don't want them to get bigger. It's an expensive awning and it looks like it might be ripstop . I paid $700 for it so I want to do the best I can, Any Ideas. Thanks Mike
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Old 06-25-2019, 11:46 PM   #2
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There is an awning patch tape that works very well, at least it did for me. The tape is clear, and very sticky on the sticky side. I believe that I had to peel off some paper from the sticky side. I put one piece on top of the awning over a small pin hole and one piece on the bottom side just to make m little noggin feel better.
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Old 06-25-2019, 11:53 PM   #3
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I bought some awning tape but they are so small I was hoping for some kind of glue. I'm afraid in the hot sun the tape will pull off. Thanks Mike
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I know what you mean, I want my noggin to feel better too.
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Old 06-26-2019, 08:29 AM   #5
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Awning tape works great
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Old 06-26-2019, 08:34 AM   #6
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If they are truly 'pin' holes, I've had good luck using a small daub (and I mean small) of Lexel sealant. Use just enough to fill the hole but not glob on the awning. I sealed several seams with it and it holds up well.
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Old 06-26-2019, 10:33 AM   #7
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I bought some awning tape but they are so small I was hoping for some kind of glue. I'm afraid in the hot sun the tape will pull off. Thanks Mike
This is what you want. Works awesome.

https://www.amazon.com/Incom-Manufac...dp/B001Y8NEX2/

Just cut the size you need. Eventually, you'll need to use it elsewhere.
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Old 06-26-2019, 10:45 AM   #8
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Go to Wal-mart and pick up a 3M vinyl repair kit, they work great for your awnings, I have used this on awnings and motorcycle seats, works great and is water repellent. Really easy to use to.


https://www.walmart.com/ip/3M-Leathe...r-Kit/19864141
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Old 06-26-2019, 10:57 AM   #9
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Another option if looking for a glue type.



Works well. May need touch ups in a few years. I have seen my dad and grandpa plus a few others use it that was in our old camping group, it held up decent.


Performix 61Z09 VLP Liquid Vinyl Repair, Clear
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Old 06-26-2019, 12:59 PM   #10
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Another option if looking for a glue type.



Works well. May need touch ups in a few years. I have seen my dad and grandpa plus a few others use it that was in our old camping group, it held up decent.


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Thanks for the information. I was not aware of this stuff!
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