Giant Rolls of Adhesive-backed Kevlar?

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  1. andy.t

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    One of our suppliers just contacted us to say that they have giant rolls of adhesive-backed kevlar available. Approx. 54 in. x 60 yd. Does anyone here have a use for something like that?

    These were purchased to be patches on high-end sailcloth, but they don't need them anymore. I suggested cutting it into 2 in. x 60 yd. rolls (same size as our mil-spec 100mph tape), so we're going to find out if that's possible.
     
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    Interesting. If they can do the strips that you mention, cheap, temporary skid pads/patches for Kevlar canoes comes to mind. I could see keeping a small roll in my canoe kit for emergency repairs. Though 60 yards of it would last multiple lifetimes for that sort of limited use.
     
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    how stiff is it? And can it be sewn? If it's moderately stiff, and can be sewn, I would buy some at it's current width for inside lining of bags and packs. If it wasn't butt ugly, I'd make a whole pack out of it.
     
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    It's adhesive-backed, so one side is sticky like tape. The color is kevlar's natural yellow color. It's probably not the right material for a whole pack, but it would make an ideal backpack repair/reinforcement material.
     
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    I think I would prefer 4in but 2in sounds good too. I can see it being useful for a patch on canvas such as on duffel bags and such.
     
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    Any idea how strong the adhesive is and whether there’s any sort of material it won’t adhere to like a silicone coated tarp?

    If it was intended high end boat sails, I’m guessing it’s pretty damn strong and fully waterproof. I’m picturing it being the type of thing that once on it never comes off without damaging what it was attached to.
     
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    Price per bolt? Will they roll down, and if so, price per yard?
     
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    Bulletproof bandaids?
     
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    I think that's right. It's a permanent adhesive, but the expectation when used on sails was that the patches would last about a year before they needed to be replaced.
     
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    I think the price will be pretty low per bolt, but I don't have any information. I can find out if you'd like me to. I would rather sell it by the bolt or as 2 in. x 60 yd rolls than try to cut it in the shop. Cutting kevlar is a pain in the neck.
     
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    Hmmm... seems that 54” x a yard or two would be very handy to have around. I just bought one yard of canvas for some small projects today. Having that adhesive backed stuff would be useful. Maybe they could cut it into 4 or 6 yard chunks in addition to the strips?
     
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    You could skin a canoe with that width probably.
     
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    I've used similar patches in sails and they work well, the edges peel up a little with time, but sails flex a lot too.
    As said it is usually done with sails that don't have much longevity left.
    What I've used was not Kevlar.
     
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    Yes please pm me the price per bolt. And shipping costs to 01960.
     
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    Or post price per roll here?........
     
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    Sad to see it looks like this project is DOA. I think our supplier found someone else to take all their rolls.
     

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