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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
Thanks for the information. I was not aware of this stuff!
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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
Go into your local plumbing supply. Get a clear waterproof sealing. My plumber says it will work with no patch to look at.
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Patching Awning

In RV stores there's a special clear tape product that was originally produced for sails. In boat stores, its call "Sail Tape". Don't remember the name in the RV stores. It is fantastic. Place it on both sides of the hole. Probably available thru Amazon too.
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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
Small hole.....small piece of tape. Be sure to cut it round...no sharp corners. Less chance of peeling that way.
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Has anyone ever user FlexSeal on an awning? Mine leaks near the edge where the awning attaches to the trailer.
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Performix 61Z09 VLP Liquid Vinyl Repair, Clear is the way to go. It's the same stuff Dometic markets under there part number 3314216.000.


https://www.walmart.com/ip/Performix...SABEgKEFPD_BwE


Apply it sparingly to the fabric with a Q-Tip. Gently roll the Q-Tip around the pinhole. The VLP will start to melt the fabric while you gently blend the VLP into the fabric. Stuff works pretty good. Better than unsightly tape. Just make sure it's completely dry before you roll up your awning.
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Has anyone ever user FlexSeal on an awning? Mine leaks near the edge where the awning attaches to the trailer.

Please never use flex seal on a camper. Eternabond or Cofair. No uv on flexseal and Phil Swift is a ding bat.


I'd think putting either EB or CF on an awning would be too thick and peel in time. It is not engineered to be rolled in and out. It's roof stuff.




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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
Tear-aid. Type B is specifically for use on vinyl. I've used both for repairing an awning, mattress, bunk end tenting and foam seal of my Hybrid trailer, and on the seat of a tractor. Five years later all the repairs are still good and tight.Click image for larger version

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Any one tried the clear flex a seal in a spray can. . I was thinking of trying but must test first. Later RJD
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Old 06-26-2019, 08:15 PM   #19
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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
Get yourself some vinyl seam sealer. Itís used to seal the stitching on the bunk ends of fold down campers. I think itís a Camco product . Available from camper dealers. It will seal and bond the pin holes. Caution be sure it is dry before rolling up your canopy..
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Just found the sealer. It’s Caughlins and available at Walmart’s for $4.47 look for the green packaging in the sporting goods section.
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