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Fish trap scout repair?

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I purchased a new scout last year mid year and the second time I had it out the lazer blade on the auger hit it and sliced a slit in the tarp. It's about 3" long. Boy those lazer blades are sharp. It barely touched the thing and it sliced right thru. Anyway do any of you fine gentlemen/women know of any good repair methods for the tarp material of the scout? Is there a kit that can be purchased? I would like to get it taken care of before first ice. Thanks for any tips.

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The iron on patches will work for awhile. Put one on each side. I've also used duct tape on both sides if the cut is small enough. Again, on both sides.

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Call Clam Corp and they can send out a patch that is 6 - 8 inches square. Then go to the local hardare store and pick up 3M spray glue i bought the 90 stuff but they say you can use the 77.

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Thanks. I think that sounds like the ticket.

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So, you're to good for Duct tape?

These are duct tape kinda folks around these parts. laugh

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I am a fan of duct tape to but I prefer the items I repair with Duct tape be at least 3 seasons old.

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The repair kits work very well and look very nice too. I used a tear Mender kit for mine and it lasted for years. Very cheap also.

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Did you get the tear mender kit from clam corp?

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No, I purchased it at a local hardware store. Many stores carry it and it works well. I also used a repair kit from Canvas Craft and that also was a quality kit for repair jobs.

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I don't mean to steal your thread, does anyone know where to find new plastic windows for a fish trap guide series?

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I've had EXCELLENT success with a product called Tear-Mender. It is a liquid that you spread on both surfaces to be patched and it bonds the two together. I used it to repair a hand-me-down Frabill with multiple burns, cuts, wears on the canvas. The stuff works and has shown no signs of peeling/lifting. The only problem I can see is finding a fabric that matches... Perhaps Clam has some for purchase.

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Clam corp sent out the patch kit at no charge. This was around a month ago not sure if they will still do that, but it is worth a call.

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