My drytop is in need of repair. It is a Kokatat whose seams are losing the waterproof tape covering them. It's breaking into small pieces as it flakes off the seam. The rest of the drytop fabric is fine.
I wrote to Kokatat and they noted they do not sell the tape.
Is there a source where one can purchase this item in order to do the seams myself.
I did a search here on p-net but apparently I didn't enter the right wording as nothing came up for this subject.
Thanks for your input.
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What kind of tape is it?|
Posted by: pikabike on Oct-19-12 12:54 AM (EST)
If it is Gore-tex seam sealing tape, only an authorized Gore-tex repair person is allowed to buy it. Did you ask them where to send it for repair?
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Posted by: rpg51 on Oct-19-12 6:23 AM (EST)
about this outfit -
Is it a Gore-Tex top?|
Posted by: bnystrom on Oct-19-12 7:05 AM (EST)
If so, the seam tape should be covered under warranty.
Posted by: Celia on Oct-19-12 9:40 AM (EST)
I have seen the tape on EBay once in a while. But frankly, the best solution is to send it in to Kokatat. The tape is a real pain to get right at home. I had a bit and tried at one point to just touch up a foot.... suit went back to Kokatat two days later.
Gore-Tex or Tropos?|
Posted by: suzanneh on Oct-19-12 11:04 AM (EST)
Really depends on what the material is. If Gore-Tex, send it back to Kokatat and they will repair it.
Posted by: rusty125 on Oct-19-12 10:46 PM (EST)
We have one Tropos suit, which Kokatat has re-taped parts of long after the warranty has expired. Given that, I'm not sure what to make of your statement that it cannot be done.
Tape lifting versus not|
Posted by: Celia on Oct-20-12 9:32 AM (EST)
Posted by: jaybabina on Oct-20-12 6:53 PM (EST)
I don't know the age of the top as I|
Posted by: shirlann on Oct-20-12 11:58 PM (EST)
Regardless what it is made of|
Posted by: pikabike on Oct-21-12 12:06 AM (EST)
You can seal the seams by painting a thin strip of AquaSeal on them. The stuff out of the tubes can be pretty thick, so buy some Cotol-240 thinner/accelerant also.
Posted by: shirlann on Oct-23-12 6:27 PM (EST)
Thanks for the information.
try Kayak Academy|
Posted by: nickjc on Oct-23-12 6:50 PM (EST)
Send it to Amigos|
Posted by: FrankNC on Oct-31-12 9:26 PM (EST)