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How to attach patches

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by raptor1956, May 9, 2007.

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  1. raptor1956

    raptor1956 TS Member

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    I have recently acquired some patches that I would like to put on my shooting bag. Sewing them on is not an option. The bag is made out of nylon. Does anyone know of a way to attach them securely?
     
  2. lumper

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    Staples?
     
  3. alpine

    alpine TS Member

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    As much as I am a fan of staples, maybe hot glue?
     
  4. Dale Z

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    iron on adhesive HeatnBond Ultra Hold available at sewing stores or Walmart
     
  5. lumper

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    Ya know if your worried about sewing because of it being nylon I would be even more worried about any hot iron method of attachment.

    Have you considered a clear packing tape?

    Better yet have you thought about getting something other than a nylon bag? They aint all that dang expensive ya wanna know betcha eh?
     
  6. spitter

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    I've had any number of nylon items embroidered, why not patches?!
    Jay
     
  7. ANTRIM UDF

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    Most dry cleaners employ seamstreses and most will sew on a patch to whatever.
     
  8. Mac V

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    I have used Weldwood contact cement successfully to attach patches to lots of things. I trace around the patch with a pencil and brush some cement on the surface and some on the back of the patch. After about 10 minutes, stick the patch where you want it.

    <strong>NOTE!</strong> The cement will be permanent on both surfaces (at least I've never tried to remove it); that may not be an issue for the patch but it may be for what you want to mount it on.

    Mike
     
  9. atashooter

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    I have patches sewn on nylon jackets, also I have them applied with a hot glue adhesive, both work well for me.
     
  10. Mac V

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    <blockquote>"What ould prevent you from sewing on nylon. I do it all the time."</blockquote>

    If it's a bag, it's probably Cordura or some other ballistic-weight nylon. I've tried to stitch to that stuff myself and found that only a leather stitcher and a bayonet-size needle will do it for me.

    Mike
     
  11. BrooklynPrep69

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    Fabric glue works well.
     
  12. Barry C. Roach

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    contact cement. done all the time.
     
  13. raptor1956

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    Thank you all for your help. Looks like off to the sewing shop for me for some adhesive. Mac V I think it must be a form of ballistic nylon with a rubber backing it is really tough to try to sew, glue of some kind will work a lot better I hope. Thanks again for your help.
     
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