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« on: July 21, 2019, 10:33:10 pm »
What thread do people use for sewing oversuits?

My Av suit now has several holes in it following a rather silly trip in oxlow.

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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2019, 11:08:29 pm »
Gutermann extra strong thread followed by liberal application of Seamgrip (or Aquasure which is the same stuff but less runny).

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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2019, 08:08:32 am »
I can't remember exactly, but I used something along these lines:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/SPEEDY-STITCHER-SEW150-BRK-Coarse-Polyester/dp/B0001YWCDS

It has held up really well so far. The rest of the suit is now the problem!

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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2019, 08:42:02 am »
I use a standard black nylon, doubled twice when sewing and always make sure to create a flap or patch with a guard stitch to avoid wear on the repair seam. It's what most of the suits normally use.

I'd then find everything around the stitch would tear as the cordura was too thin.

A good tip for preserving the life of seams and preventing ripping is to glue/patch them before they rip. I learnt this only after many AV suits, though I now have an Alp design which fits me better and so doesn't rip.

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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2019, 09:55:28 am »
If your not worried about being pretty. Dental floss is very strong. Then seam glue

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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2019, 12:18:48 pm »
I have a load of fishing line for the job, i will be able to give you some when I next see you. (2 weeks time)

Or I’ve got loads of stamp from when I worked in Royal Mail Group. So i’ll Just put some in an envelope and post to you. Message me with your address and you’ll get it 1st class.
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2019, 06:17:28 pm »
I doubt monofil line is best for repair.

Dacron braid, however..... :lol:
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2019, 12:07:58 am »
Thanks guys I’ve got some gutterman extra strong and aquasure lying around so I’ll try that and report back how long it lasts.

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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2019, 07:23:44 am »

I had no idea what you meant Droid, so I had to look it up  :shrug:


seems I plumbed for "Hercules" 90lb 0.5mm PE braided line, I had no idea what monofil was so cam across this page: https://www.fishing.net.nz/forum/difference-between-braid-and-dacron_topic19687.html


All I know is that it has a Marlin fish on the front; so must be good...
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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2019, 12:52:52 pm »
I use this stuff, but only as I have several hundred metres already on my reels:

http://www.berkley-fishing.com/berkley-line-superline-berkley-fireline/berkley-fireline-original/1316955.html#start=1

Pretty much indestructible, especially if coated with Aqua Sure. Though I found Storm Sure to be cheaper and actually survived better underground. Also this stuff is just as good, and you can get it at B&Q:

https://diy.evo-stik.co.uk/product/serious-glue