- Jan 6, 2015 at 8:53 pm #1324314
I always carry a small tube of Shoe Goo in my pack for various repairs. Has anyone used Shoe Goo to repair holes/ abraided areas in Cuben?Jan 7, 2015 at 6:37 am #2162297
Ken T.BPL Member
But cuben tape is so light, neat, and permanent. If that is all I have, maybe. Have you ever use that stuff on a trip/ Does it not take a bit to dry?
I examine my gear before and after a trip. In 30 years I think I have had three repairs in the field. I don't carry that much in the way of in case repair stuff anymore. Instead I try to be more mindful. Fingers crossed, so far so good.Jan 7, 2015 at 2:03 pm #2162413
Yes,I agree..Cuben is bulletproof..;)
BUT..on the days that it's not…..
SG has impressed me with it's toughness and abilty to adhere to a wide variety of materials.I have completely rebuilt shoe soles with the stuff.
I simply figured that a small dab od clear SG in a wear slot or hole insife s Cuben pack or shelter would be lighter and neater than Cuben tape.Aug 25, 2015 at 3:00 pm #2222988
Will FaisonBPL Member
I just seam sealed my cuben Khufu with Shoe Goo thinned with Goof Off. Before you laugh at the ridiculous names, shoe goo is a polyurethane glue, and the primary ingredient in goof off is xylene, which thins PU stuff very well. Now Ken has a point that tape is easier. But as to your question, "Can it work?" –yes it works very well. Furthermore, I am much more a sailor than a hiker, and I have had a hell of a time trying to get cuben tape to adhere to cuben batten patches (on sails) when the adhesive gets wet… obviously you won't have waves crashing over your bow in a cuben shelter, but I hear it rains occasionally in the backcountry. Just food for thought. I have a tiny sealed bottle (eyedropper size) of 1:1 Goof Off and Shoe Goo when I take my Khufu. Hope this helps.Aug 25, 2015 at 3:59 pm #2223007
I'd be interested in carrying some shoe goo for emergencies if I could repackage it that small. Can you please share how to transfer it and what kind of bottle you use? ThanksAug 25, 2015 at 4:43 pm #2223014
James ReillyBPL Member
http://www.amazon.com/Amazing-GOOP%C2%AE-Mini-Multi-Pack/dp/B000MVTIG4 I found the multipack at my local Ace. Also, http://www.amazon.com/Shoe-GOO%C2%AE-Adhesive-Mini-0-18/dp/B008AV4DXG/ref=sr_1_1?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1440542452&sr=1-1&keywords=shoe+goo+mini These containers are just a couple inches long.Aug 25, 2015 at 5:13 pm #2223019
Jerry AdamsBPL Member
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
shoe goo and McNett Seam Grip dry out very quickly once you open them, maybe a couple months if you don't open it it will still probably dry out within a year, but I'm just guessing If you put it in the freezer it will last a couple years even if you opened itSep 29, 2015 at 10:30 pm #2229451
Thank for the links, James. (better late than never)
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