My B&D LeafHog has a small hole in the bag where, best guess, a rock was sucked in and shot through the bag.
Duct tape on the outside won't work, since it gets blasted right off.
Is there a way to repair the bag? And if not, somewhere to get a replacement bag?
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Are you talking about the metalized tape that they put on? If so its not a huge deal, its there as a RFI shield, just try to smooth it down the best you can and if it wont stick just use a little tape over the top of it to hold it down. Another thing i use a lot to fix the shielding tape is the aluminum heating duct seam tape, its not duct tape, its an actual metal aluminum tape with adhesive on it for sealing up heating ducts. Most home repair stores sell it as premium aluminum duct sealing tape.
Some holes in a poly tarp are able to be fixed easily while there will be other tears that might be grounds for tossing the tarp. For most small tears you can fix them yourself using some tarp repair tape and vinyl repair cement.
Before beginning gather up all your tools, a damp towel, a dry towel, utility knife or scissors, a role of tarp repair tape, a small jar of vinyl repair cement and a hair dryer.
You will want to find a clean place to lay out the tarp somewhere where there won't be any wind blowing your tarp around. If you do have to fix the tarp outside use weights or rocks to hold the sides down.
Find the hole or weak spot on the tarp and if there is any fraying use your scissors or utility knife to cut off the frays. If there are any bumps you will want to cut them out too.
After cutting off the frays you need to clean the area around the hole. The reason you need to clean it is because dust and dirt can make it difficult for the tape to stick. All you need is a little water and dish soap on a damp towel. Rub the solution onto the tarp at least six inches all the way around the rip, you can clean farther to be safe, but six inches should be enough.
Wipe off the soapy solution with fresh water and wipe dry the area with a clean dry towel. Repeat this cleaning for both sides of the tarp.
To close the tear, place your tarp repair tape over the hole and extend it out at least four inches on to the undamaged area. First cover the tear horizontally overlapping if you need more than one piece of tape. Once the tear is covered completely horizontally overlap the tape with a layer of tape vertically covering the hole and extending four inches on either side. Repeat for other side of the hole.
It is important that after you tape up the hole you need to let the tape sit for ten minutes to make sure that it has bonded properly. When you come back after ten minutes open your jar or vinyl repair cement and apply a generous amount of cement over the whole taped up area. To dry the cement grab your hair dryer and blow hot air on the cement until it is dry.
And there you have it a fixed tarp, granted not all holes can be fixed this way. But after its been fixed you can use it again like new.
If the hole is small, use a lightweight filler, applying with a palette knife. If hole is larger or has broken edges, cut out the damaged piece and cut a new piece (hardware store) and glue in position (PVA glue is fine) when dry, fill join with lightweight filler.
Paint over when dry.
some auto stores carry but most craft stores carry a leather repair kit comes with multi colored little containers and different grain patches that u iron if you have a grain designed seat cost under 15 bucks and if you have a weird color u can mix colors to match
The only tarps that can be sewn are canvas tarps. For your polyester one depending on the hole you will want to use tarp repair tape (not duct tape). The tape is really heavy duty and should hold up to regular wear and tear. You will want to clean around the hole with water and dry it well, this will ensure that the tape will stick well.
If your tears are minor tears and you do not
want to shell out lots of money then you could use duct tape to cover them,
however there are inexpensive wraps that you can buy to replace the original, I
saw one from Everlast not long ago.
You can temporarily put enough duct or eletrical tape around it to keep it from sucking air through the hole, the tear causes air to by-pass by the Air-Flow meter thus sending the wrong info to the ECM.. good luck and I hope this will help>
You'd be better off using duct tape on it. Ensure the wiring is intact first, then wrap a couple wraps of electrical tape around the hose, then 2-3 of duct tape. May not be pretty, but safer than cutting the hose and wiring just right to get everything safely connected.