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« on: April 24, 2017, 09:35:56 pm »

I want to add two or three pieces of Velcro loop material to my Roadcrafter. I sent Aerostich a note asking (and I repent me of my attempt at humor) if stitching on bits of Velcro would cause leaks, loss of structual integrity, or allow passage of zombie infection germs. I added (I thought prudently) "only one of these concerns is real". The reply was stitching on Velco would compromise structural integrity.   ("I kid you not." -- Jack Paar)

Gee, drop $25-50 each way for shipping, wait out a week of shipping each way, wait out a roughly three week wait for adding ~12 sq. in. of Velcro. When the good riding time is here.  Rolleyes

What are my real options?
  • Whip out my Pfaff sewing machine and stitch (damn! - I keep writing "stich"!!!) on the loop patches and stop worrying about the tiny holes and stitched together liner
  • Take the suit to a nice Korean lady to open the seams on the liner, top-stitch the patch on, and close the liner seams
  • Find some kickbutt adhesive (Liquid Nails sounds good...) to glue the things on, lasting until the suit has disintegrated around the patches


Why not put the patches on directly? Who knows, I might get PO'ed at BMW-MOA, stop finding the Aerostich Road Grimed Astronaut patch funny... that sort of thing.
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 09:46:06 pm »

I use Bish's Tear Mender to attach Velcro, patches, etc.
to my textile riding gear. Easy peasy.
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2017, 10:57:38 pm »

Thanks! Turns out the local Tractor Supply stocks it.
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