TEAR-AID® is the durable, flexible, airtight, watertight, puncture-resistant, industrial-strength patch that protects against abrasion, moisture, saltwater, UV sunlight and extreme temperatures

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Each TEAR-AID® repair patch is made from an exceptionally tough, matte finish, abrasion resistant, elastomer that resists puncture and tearing.  It is combined with an aggressive adhesive formulated for high bond strength to a variety of surfaces such as canvas, leather, rubber, nylon, most plastics, paints, aluminum, stainless steel, fiberglass, polyurethane, polyethylene, polypropylene, vinyl and vinyl coated.  TEAR-AID® Type A and TEAR-AID® Type B provide a simple and easy method of patching holes and tears, as well as an excellent protective film solution.

   
Repair Patch Kit
3 inch x 12 Inch
£7.99
Repair Box Kit
3 inch x 5 foot £19.99

In stock, Allow 1-3 working days for delivery

Repair Patch Kit - Type A £7.99

Repair Patch Kit - Type B £7.99
Repair Box Kit - Type A - £19.99


Repair Box Kit - Type B  - £19.99


Each TEAR-AID® Repair Patch Kit contains one 3 inch x 12 inch TEAR-AID® patch (cuts with scissors to any size), one 7/8 inch x 7/8 inch patch, one 1 3/8 inch x 1 3/8 inch patch, 12 inches reinforcement filament (for repairing tears at edges), two alcohol prep pads, and instructions in a high-gloss, retail-ready box.Each TEAR-AID® Boxed Roll contains one 3 inch x 5 foot TEAR-AID® patch (cuts with scissors to any size), two alcohol prep pads, and instructions in a high-gloss, retail-ready box.

TEAR-AID® Patch Type A - For the repair of canvas, rubber & neoprene, most plastics, nylon, fiberglass, stainless steel, aluminum, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyurethane, non-oiled leather, and Sunbrella

TEAR-AID®  Patch Type B - For the repair of vinyl or vinyl coated items only
     

HEAT OR COLD WON'T BREAK DOWN ADHESIVE

 

 

TYPE A     - 20°F TO 140°F

TYPE B    -20°F TO 190°F

 

 

MEETS MILITARY & ASTM
STANDARDS & SPECIFICATIONS
   
REPAIR HOLES AND TEARS ON-SITE          PEEL AND STICK

Holds air under pressure even when stretched
See-thru patch works with all colours
Conforms to irregular surfaces
Won't turn gummy in heat
UV resistance inhibits discolouring
Cuts easily with scissors
Won't pull off when stretched


   
   For Repairs On
The Following
Fabrics


Canvas, Rubber &
Neoprene, Most
Plastics, Nylon,
Fiberglass, Stainless
Steel, Aluminum,
Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polyurethane,
Non-Oiled Leather,
and Sunbrella®
 For Repairs On
Vinyl
and Vinyl-Coated Materials


TEAR-AID®
Type B has a new,
unique adhesive
that resists the
oils in vinyl that
cause other
adhesives to turn
gooey and fail

Product Repair List

Awnings, Vinyl Windows, Tents, Inflatable Furniture & Toys, Storage Tarps, Fishing, Waders, RV Awnings, Auto Convertible Tops, Boat Covers, Tops & Seats, Truck, Covers & Tarps, Banners, Soft Shelters, Canvas Sails, Nylon/Plastic Sails, Scuba Wetsuits & Drysuits, Large-Format Printing, Ventilation Ducting, Tubes, Backpacks, Sleeping Bags, Cots & Air Mattresses, Duffel Bags & Totes, Inflatable, Ads, Splice Digital Images, Floaters, Camping Repairs, Rain Gear, Umbrellas, Water Toys, Storage Covers, Waterbed Leaks, Portable Shelters, Soft sided Luggage, Billboards.



 


     
     
     
     




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TEAR-AID® APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

REPAIRING GENERAL TEARS AND HOLES

For best results apply to  a clean, dry surface.  Clean the surface to be repaired with an alcohol prep pad, or a 50/50 mixture of rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol and water.  Before proceeding make sure surface is dry, and you have the correct patch type for the kind of material you are repairing. 

Surface temperature of the materials to be repaired should be 500 F or warmer.  Do not put repaired material into a washer or dryer.

STEP 1.     CUT:  Cut patch to size with scissors allowing for the patch size to extend 1 inch beyond all edges of the tear.  If using more than one patch, allow for patch sizes to overlap at least 1 inch.  Trim square corners into rounded corners.

STEP 2.     PEEL:  Carefully peel back ½ inch of paper liner.  Tearing the paper liner while stretching the edge of the patch will help to separate the liner from the patch - especially when the patch has been cut into smaller sizes.

STEP 3.     STICK:  Position and anchor exposed ½ inch edge - allowing the patch to extend 1 inch beyond all edges of the tear.  Slowly peel back the liner while carefully applying the patch over the tear - take care to avoid air bubbles.  Rub all edges to seal.  Rub entire patch aggressively.  Repair is complete.


REPAIRING TEARS EXTENDING THROUGH AN OUTSIDE EDGE

Follow steps 1 thru 3 with the following adjustments:

Cut the patch size to extend a full 1 inch beyond the edge of the torn material.

Peel and Stick, positioning the patch leaving a 1 inch tab extended beyond the outside edge of the torn material.

STEP 4.      Turn the material over, so that the adhesive side of the tab is facing up.

STEP 5.      Position reinforcement filament tightly against the outside edge of the material by sticking it to the patch tab.  The filament should be perpendicular to the open end of the tear to create a tough solid edge.

STEP 6.      Fold over the patch's 1 inch tab and rub to adhere to the backside of the material - sealing in the reinforcement filament.

STEP 7.      Apply another patch to the backside of the patched tear (so that both sides of material are patched)  Rub entire patch aggressively.

STEP 8.      Trim excess line.  Repair is complete.                             (80lb Test Fishing line is our suggested reinforcement filament line)


REPAIRING HOLES ON GROMMET MATERIAL (TIE-DOWN RINGS/HOLES)

Follow steps 1 thru 8 with the following adjustments:

Cut the patch size to extend a full 3 inches beyond the edge of the torn material.

Peel and Stick, positioning the patch centered over the existing ring/hole leaving a 3 inch tab extended beyond the outside edge of the torn material.

If necessary, replace the grommet (tie-down ring) by placing a new grommet into position before applying the patch and folding the tab over the reinforcement filament.

Carefully cut a hole inside the ring by using a clean, sharp blade to trim the Tear-Aidb repair patch from inside the grommet.  Rub the new hole edges aggressively.  Repair is complete.


HEATING IS AN OPTION AND NORMALLY NOT NEEDED.

HEAT TO SPEED UP CURING TIME (OF VINYL-ONLY TYPE B)

For Tear-Aid®Vinyl-Only Type B - to transform the good initial bond to an extremely high bond that would otherwise take 24 hours of curing time - After the patch is applied to the tear, heat to a range of approximately 1800 F to 2900F with a heat gun briefly.  Heat time will vary depending on size of patch and distance from patch.  As the adhesive hot melt occurs, the patch see-thru clarity may change and appear easier to see-thru. This is an indication of over heating and the heat should be removed. Allow repair to  cool before handling.

HEAT TO IMPROVE BONDING OF PATCH TYPE A TO UNEVEN, UNUSUAL, OR HARD-TO-ADHERE-TO PRODUCTS

For Tear-Aid®Original Type A - Initial adhesion is extremely high.  After the patch is applied to the tear - heat to a range of approximately 1800 F to 2900F with a heat gun briefly.  Heat time will vary depending on size of patch and distance from patch.  As the adhesive hot melt occurs, the patch see-thru clarity may change and appear easier to see-thru.  This is an indication of over heating and the heat should be removed.  Heating will improve bonding to hard-to-adhere-to products like non-corona treated polyurethane and some unusual synthetic fabrics.  Allow repair to cool before handling.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTION

The TEAR-AID® repair patch is made from an exceptionally tough, matte finish, abrasion resistant elastomer, that resists puncture and tearing.  It is combined with an aggressive adhesive formulated for high strength bond to a variety of surfaces such as canvas, leather, rubber, nylon, most plastics, paints, aluminum, stainless steel, fiberglass, polyurethane, polyethylene, polypropylene, vinyl and vinyl coated material.  Patch Type A and Type B provide a simple and easy method of patching holes and tears as well as an excellent protective film. 

TYPICAL PHYSICAL PROPERTIES AND PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS

DIMENSIONS:

     Approximate Thickness:

                   Film:      0.004" (0.10mm)

                   Total:     0.012" (0.30mm)

      Approximate Weight: 

                   1.1 oz/SqFt. (350g/SqM)

TEMPERATURE:

                  Approximate Range:

                  TYPE A:     -200F TO 1400F

                  TYPE B:     -200F TO 1900F


IMPORTANT NOTICE: TEARepair, INC. MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY  OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  Please  remember that many factors can affect the use and performance of a TEARepair, Inc. product in a particular application.  The materials to be bonded with the product, the surface preparation of those  materials, the product selected for use,  the conditions in which the product is  used, and the time and environmental conditions in which the product is expected to perform are among the many factors that can affect the use and  performance of TEARepair, Inc. product.  Given the variety of factors that can affect the use and performance of  this product, some of which are uniquely within the user's knowledge and control, it  is essential that the user evaluate the TEARepair, Inc. product to determine whether  it is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for the user's method of application.  LIMITATION OF REMEDIES AND LIABILITY:  If the product is proved to be defective.   THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY, AT TEARepair's OPTION, SHALL BE TO REFUND THE PURCHASE  PRICE OF OR TO REPAIR OR REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE PRODUCT.  TEARepair, Inc. shall not otherwise be liable for any loss or damages, whether direct,  indirect,  special, incidental, or consequential, regardless of the legal theory asserted,  including negligence, warranty, or strict liability.  "USER MUST STRICTLY" follow the application  instructions and product repair list carefully to obtain proper bond.