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So I noticed an ever so slight pin hole beginning in the screen of the door  of my big agnes copper spur ul 3.  How do I keep this from becoming a large hole.  I love my tent and would hate to have to replace the entire thing.

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Depending on how fussy you are about cosmetic, you can put a small blob of Seam Grip, sew it up or stick a circular patch of your favourite gaffer tape
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PostIcon Posted on: Jan. 30 2013, 8:29 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

or clear nail polish

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PostIcon Posted on: Jan. 30 2013, 8:36 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

or clear nail polish

Brilliant !!!
Yes , I know that works on nylon stockings and you might already have some about, I do.
( I offer instant repairs to ladies on public transport. Still waiting for an Order Of the British Empire or something like that from Betty for services rendered to the community)
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or clear nail polish

+2 on the clear nail polish
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thanks everyone, don't know why I didn't think of the clear nail polish.
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And if that doesn't work...darn it. You know as in not swearing but as in what our grandmas used to do with our socks? I still darn socks....:) And tents holes and small holes in pants etc

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not a clue how to darn,,,  fingernail polish it is
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If you can sew on a button, you can sew a small hole shut.  It's what I did with an old tent of mine.  Thread a needle, then sew the tiny hole shut all around -- best way to prevent further tearing.

As for nail polish, I don't see that being a long term solution -- unless the hole is truly teeny tiny.


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If you can sew on a button, you can sew a small hole shut.  It's what I did with an old tent of mine.  Thread a needle, then sew the tiny hole shut all around -- best way to prevent further tearing.

As for nail polish, I don't see that being a long term solution -- unless the hole is truly teeny tiny.

Actually Ben, it's a relatively common household repair method for screens.

I repaired my old tent screen (about a half inch tear) and the repair lasted as long as I used the shelter.

If you are going to use thread, use nylon or other synthetic thread that will hold up. Cotton thread rots quickly.


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I see.  Yeah, I used nylon threads.

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thanks for the additional comment and it is truly a teeny tiny hole, barely noticeable,  I had to really hunt to find it, to fix it.  almost thought for a moment maybe i just imagined the hole - yup tiny.

Already applied the clear finger nail polish so we will see how well this works.

I wouldn't dare take a needle to the tent,  with my luck I would make the hole bigger.

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Use Aquaseal, its made to order for this type of repair. It will be stronger than original. I'm a diver and I've been using it for 25 years.
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i have already put the fingernail polish on this, am assuming i am now committed to this type repair?

this last trip was like a gear disaster, 2 tears in my fly, noticed small hole in my screen and then I inflated my mattress and threw it down in the grass and layed on it - a stick punctured it and it deflated immediately.

On the up side, I learned the importance of carrying repair stuff and how to repair all the above mentioned stuff.  and it didn't rain that trip.
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Seam grip repairs a multitude of problems when out on the trail.
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Ignore it.  If it gets bigger then worry about it.  It might never get bigger

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okay so now you have confused me, who's not reading what thread?
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okay so now you have confused me, who's not reading what thread?

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I'd leave it alone as well...or use nail polish

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