Ripped Window Fix?

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  1. hayyward

    hayyward Active Member

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    The inside window is clear plastic / vinyl and zips closed. One day the canvas must have been wonky or something, and someone (not me!) forced the zipper. Where it is stitched (which is like perforated line) it ripped. It's not much of a hardship because when the window is zipped shut except for that one corner, rain doesn't get in, and we could call it 'ventilation', but I'd like to do something to prevent it from getting worse. It's a matter of putting the vinyl back to one piece then attaching it to the zipper, which I could restitch. I'm thinking strong packing tape? Or what about Gorilla glue? Any ideas?

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    WrkrBee Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    They make a black Shoe Goo that could be used to attach a cloth or leather patch behind the tear. Then hand sew it back on after Shoe Goo is cured. I'm sure there are others here that have had to make a similar repair and can offer help.
     
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    Hey, camping last weekend, DH blew out the sole of his sneaker and we bought Shoe Goo (at the tourist price $) and so I happen to have a fresh tube. This is a good suggestion, thank you!
     
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    WrkrBee Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I've used Shoe Goo for repairing kids toys, mower chutes, dishwasher panels, purses, iPad keyboard slots, 1" blinds, truck bed liners, etc. Oh, and some shoes, also. It's useful product and hangs above the workbench and in the camper tool box.
     
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    Shoe Goo is what flex seal claims to be.
     
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    Clear Gorilla Tape was my go to for some nasty window problems in the old pup
     
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    Does anyone have pics of their repairs? Wife is pretty picky.
     
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    I have a similar issue. The clear window opened the seem like the zipper and the lower portion is not removable so I cannot remove the window in its entirety, make the repairs~or simply replace it. It appears to be integrated in that panel. The panel is located behind the sink......
    Help please.....
     
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    I have the same problem in my viking pup, I’m going to use some gorilla tape then sew in back up then trim off the excess tape
     
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    got same problem due to the fact that heat from the exterior stove caused the clear vinyl to shrink. torn off only side near the door but it is not obvious. thinking about fixing it
     
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    I did the tape/sew solution and it works well so far, now to see how long it will last lol
     
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    We have used the adhesive/sealer called Goop, which works great. Available on Amazon or Walmart.
     

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