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John Roll

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EZ-Up Canopy Repair
« on: June 21, 2011, 03:38:53 pm »

I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on repairing an EZ-up canopy. There's a drip at one of the Velcro straps which attach the canopy to the frame on the underside. Is it worth trying to fix it or should I just buy a new canopy?

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Re: EZ-Up Canopy Repair
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2011, 05:04:27 pm »

I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on repairing an EZ-up canopy. There's a drip at one of the Velcro straps which attach the canopy to the frame on the underside. Is it worth trying to fix it or should I just buy a new canopy?

John

That depends how confident you are in textiles. Is there a hole in the actual canopy?
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Re: EZ-Up Canopy Repair
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2011, 06:03:31 pm »

That depends how confident you are in textiles. Is there a hole in the actual canopy?
Sam,
I can't find any holes in the canopy. The drip seemed to be coming from the seam at the point where the Velcro strap is attached. I was thinking that I might take it a clothing repair shop to reinforce the seams.

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Re: EZ-Up Canopy Repair
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2011, 06:37:45 pm »

Sam,
I can't find any holes in the canopy. The drip seemed to be coming from the seam at the point where the Velcro strap is attached. I was thinking that I might take it a clothing repair shop to reinforce the seams.

John

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Re: EZ-Up Canopy Repair
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2011, 06:43:21 pm »

You could try this first to see if it stops before an expensive repair.

http://www.boatersplus.com/texsport-spray-seam-slr-wtrprf.html
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Re: EZ-Up Canopy Repair
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2011, 08:04:53 pm »

Sam,
I can't find any holes in the canopy. The drip seemed to be coming from the seam at the point where the Velcro strap is attached. I was thinking that I might take it a clothing repair shop to reinforce the seams.

John
In that case. Gaff tape.

In all seriousness I would try and track down where in the seam it is leaking and patch over it. Then again, I study Theatre here at school and was taught to sew. If you do try that seem spray posted above let us know how it goes.

How bad is the leak?
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Re: EZ-Up Canopy Repair
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2011, 09:20:44 pm »

In that case. Gaff tape.

In all seriousness I would try and track down where in the seam it is leaking and patch over it. Then again, I study Theatre here at school and was taught to sew. If you do try that seem spray posted above let us know how it goes.

How bad is the leak?
It's just an occasional drip at the moment. I am going to try the seam spray to how it works. If it doesn't, I might take it to a local seamstress....
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Re: EZ-Up Canopy Repair
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2011, 11:35:11 pm »

In that case. Gaff tape.

In all seriousness I would try and track down where in the seam it is leaking and patch over it. Then again, I study Theatre here at school and was taught to sew. If you do try that seem spray posted above let us know how it goes.

How bad is the leak?
It's just an occasional drip at the moment. I am going to try the seam spray to how it works. If it doesn't, I might take it to a local seamstress....

   Super Glue.

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Re: EZ-Up Canopy Repair
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2011, 02:08:48 am »

I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on repairing an EZ-up canopy. There's a drip at one of the Velcro straps which attach the canopy to the frame on the underside. Is it worth trying to fix it or should I just buy a new canopy?

John
Once those canopies get old and weathered they are going to develop leaks, esp in a constant rain situation. This happens even with no apparent holes. Have you tried Scotchgaurding them? I like the super glue on the seams idea.

If you know you may be in for rain, its a good idea to put a tarp over the top of the canopy and secure it on 2-3 sides however best you can for a little added protection.
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Re: EZ-Up Canopy Repair
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2011, 10:21:38 am »

Once those canopies get old and weathered they are going to develop leaks, esp in a constant rain situation. This happens even with no apparent holes. Have you tried Scotchgaurding them? I like the super glue on the seams idea.

If you know you may be in for rain, its a good idea to put a tarp over the top of the canopy and secure it on 2-3 sides however best you can for a little added protection.
This canopy has never been used. I am in contact with EZ-up to see if they can provide a solution. Unfortunately, the POP is MIA, so I can't play the warranty angle.If I can't find the boat sealer locally, I'll try the super glue. I'll keep you posted.

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Re: EZ-Up Canopy Repair
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2011, 11:40:34 am »

The boat sealer I posted was only one example. Sporting goods stores, camping supply type places (and some hardware stores) will also have it.  It is a standard procedure on camping tents to reseal the seams every so often to prevent leaks. It is not hard to find.
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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2011, 02:28:00 pm »

The boat sealer I posted was only one example. Sporting goods stores, camping supply type places (and some hardware stores) will also have it.  It is a standard procedure on camping tents to reseal the seams every so often to prevent leaks. It is not hard to find.

Thanks Stuart. I'll be looking into it this weekend.
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Re: EZ-Up Canopy Repair
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2011, 06:15:30 am »

Superglue will make it stiff, so if it needs to flex either the superglue will shatter or the material will split.

Constant exposure to water will eventually cause superglue to fail.

Try the glue that's used for attaching waterbed patches.
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Re: EZ-Up Canopy Repair
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2011, 10:13:09 pm »

Superglue will make it stiff, so if it needs to flex either the superglue will shatter or the material will split.

Constant exposure to water will eventually cause superglue to fail.

Try the glue that's used for attaching waterbed patches.

  +1   Super glue would only be good for a temporary solution.   
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