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PVC Patch Material

wellyjen

Active member
I'm patching various holes in an old Meander oversuit. Unfortunately, I've run out of patch material. Does any one know of a source of small quantities of suitable PVC proofed material that will stick well with PVC cement?
 

Ian Ball

Well-known member
Dennis Jump can probably help?

I have had the Landjoff repair packs in the past, seem decent. Need to check delivery costs.


Probably not a colour match if that's a consideration.
 

wellyjen

Active member
Dennis Jump can probably help?

I have had the Landjoff repair packs in the past, seem decent. Need to check delivery costs.


Probably not a colour match if that's a consideration.
Delivery is the killer. £3.54 for the patches at current exchange rate, Yaay! £31 for delivery :eek:

Pennine Outdoor should have what you need
They do one PVC packed polyester fabric that may suffice. Not colour coordinated, but that isn't a problem. May take a punt on this. Thanks!
 

PeteHall

Moderator
I think I've got a new bit of Meander yellow PVC somewhere.

Not had a PVC suit for years, so if I can find it, you're welcome to have it for the cost of postage, plus a donation to GCRG.
 

JasonC

Active member
If you ask at your local garden centre, you might get some pond liner offcuts for nowt. It's waterproof (of course) but might need roughening a bit with sandpaper to help it stick.
 

TheBitterEnd

Well-known member
Not sure who you would bond butyl pond liner to PVC

The bottom of the legs is turned over 3 times IIRC, I cut that off and got a reasonable amount of pre-roughened patch material.
 

Flotsam

Member
Thinking about it those cheap welded PVC work suits from workwear shops, hire shops etc would do as source material.
 

wellyjen

Active member
Thanks all,
I've placed an order with Pennine Outdoor. If it's suitable there should be enough for future wear and tear, till my Meander is 100% patches!
 

wellyjen

Active member
The PVC coated polyester fabric from Pennine Outdoor has arrived. It is a similar weight to the Meander cloth, but either the fabric is a courser weave, or the PVC doesn't penetrate through to the rear side as thoroughly as it does on the Meander. Still looks suitable. I've patched the suit using plumbing PVC cement, PVC coated side to PVC side. Chose the olive green colour, as this complements the yellow well. Will update further, once it has done a few trips. A blurry, out of focus and poorly exposed picture.
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