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killa
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PostPosted: 08:37 - 15 Jul 2011    Post subject: Sticking patches to leather? Reply with quote

Anyone have any ideas what would be the best adhesive to stick patches on leather jackets. Must be weather proof and strong.
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PostPosted: 08:45 - 15 Jul 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found the experts on that sort of thing. It seems that sewing is the best option. Find a shop that does it.
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PostPosted: 08:56 - 15 Jul 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chriss wrote:
Found the experts on that sort of thing. It seems that sewing is the best option. Find a shop that does it.


But what about the fact youíve perforated the leather?
Harley riders donít do rain. Is this why?
I guess the sewing would be the best option, iíve thought the jacket i have would be difficult as the patch is large and would be going on the back. There is leather there but with a padding there for protection.
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PostPosted: 08:59 - 15 Jul 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bostik works okay, but it's not perfect. The only real decent way of attaching them is sewing them, I wouldnt worry about perforating the leather really, I doubt it would make much of a difference.
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PostPosted: 09:04 - 15 Jul 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

No glue will hold for long
You could try a good quality contact adhesive but unless you rough up the leather it will peel off
The only real option is to sew it on if as you say it may be awkward you could try riveting it on but that will make larger holes if you ever remove it


Would have suggested you come to me and I would have a look and sort it but you should be able to find some where closer most cobblers will did it
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PostPosted: 10:14 - 15 Jul 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could Ask these guys they seem quite helpful Laughing
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PostPosted: 10:52 - 15 Jul 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. Sew or rivett them on.

Your leathers are stitched together anyway.
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PostPosted: 11:02 - 15 Jul 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can always stick some seam sealer/waterproofer of some kind after sewing it.
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PostPosted: 11:38 - 15 Jul 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you take them to a decent leather shop they will use waxed thread so they won't leak Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 19:33 - 15 Jul 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank god...for a minute there I thought this was going to be another friggin Hells Angels thread Brick Wall
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PostPosted: 09:43 - 16 Jul 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I use M4 button-head bolts with washers and nuts to fix my patches on. Go straight through the lining. Then use a small grinding disc on the dremel to take the bolts flush with the nuts.
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