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Demogorgon93

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Repairing vinyl tear
« on: September 21, 2021, 01:48:34 AM »
Hello!  Iím thinking of buying a thick vinyl mask that has a long tear in itóin the neck, from ear to bottom.  Is there a substance one can use to glue it? Liquid vinyl? Or another substance?  And should I put a patch on the inside to reinforce?  More vinyl, or something else?  And what substance to glue the reinforcement?

I did do a search on Google but found nothing regarding masks.  Any tips?  Thanks in advance!

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Re: Repairing vinyl tear
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2021, 01:53:50 AM »
Welcome to the UMA, DG93 !  :)

I'm sure one of our mask experts can help with your problem.
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Re: Repairing vinyl tear
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2021, 06:43:22 AM »
There are adhesives specially formulated to repair vinyl. I would first purchase a roll of electrician's tape
to seal the rip from the inside, then apply glue along the torn edges and press them together until dry.
If you plan on wearing your mask, it may not hold for long so proceed with caution.

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Re: Repairing vinyl tear
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2021, 01:45:30 PM »
Hello, and thanks for the kind welcomes (you and Supreme Army General).

Well, that sounds like an optimal plan. Which adhesive would you use? Non-mask vinyl Google results say Super Glue, but with its crispiness and ghostly white stains, I think that would be a super bad idea.

Nice mask! Demogorgon for me will always be the AD&D black-and-white Monster Manual drawing. Iím getting nostalgic and canonical-minded these lame days.

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Re: Repairing vinyl tear
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2021, 10:25:19 AM »
Which adhesive would you use?

It's been many years since I needed to use any but there's still an old tube of vinyl adhesive in my glue box.
The exact wording on it reads: IPS Weld-on #1784 High Strength Flexible Vinyl Adhesive. Shop your local
hardware store although it may not be with the household glues. Check in the plumbing/electrical/flooring
supply aisles. Complicating matters further, the EPA limits availability of certain chemical compounds
containing noxious solvents. It may be restricted in your city but a neighboring city might carry it.

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Re: Repairing vinyl tear
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2021, 11:03:06 PM »
Use super glue gel to line up the tear.  Then coat the inside of the tear with E6000
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