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This is the site of a UK company that makes an excellent boot-and-fabric repair/adhesive thingy-in-a-tube. It’s like, say, Shoe-Goo, or Plumbers’ Goop, but less viscous.
 
So far, this is unquestionably the best such product I’ve used.  (I’m 64, been riding motorcycles since I was 17–you do the arithmetic. I also hike, ski, canoe — not all at once, and not in the same place.)
 
My experience with this item:  This past summer, my daughter & I were hiking in the Spanish Pyrenees.  It was late July, but we met Scottish weather:  two-plus days of constant rain.  The trails turned into streams. C’était pas fun, as we say in Québec. We did a day in constant rain, 10 hrs on the trail, up 700 metres to a pass at 2900 metres, then down 1200 metres to the refugio.  I was wearing my very good quality Sportiva hiking boots, which had seen me through some very tough and wet terrain in Southern Africa, the Rockies, the Scottish highlands, and the Adirondacks in upstate NY.  BUT, over the years, I had seriously abraded the leather on the outside of my right boot, above the protective rubber rand — and the Scottish/Spanish streams-posing-as-trails soaked my right foot completely.  C’était pas fun, pas du tout, not at all.
 
So, we dried out after staying an extra day at the refugio, and changed our plans: we aborted our through-hike so that we could fix my boots, and took the bus to Torla, a small village near the entrance to the Ordesa Canyon Ntl Park.  Sublime place, and by now, it was sunny and dry.  Torla has several mountain shops.  We went into InterSport; I described my problem with my boot, and they sold me a tube of the Stormsure adhesive/repair plastic-in-a-tube.  
 
Turned out to be absolutely brilliant:  squeezed on in a not-too-viscous-but-not-too-runny-either stream; I spread it out with a twig, carved flat, thin & flexible with my Swiss Army knife, and the Stormsure dried in two hours, and cured fully overnight.  I used my boots that day, and put on a second coat that evening, covering a larger surface.  The Stormsure remained more flexible than, say, Shoe-Goo, and held up with no problems at all in a further ten days of hiking on rough and rocky trails.  No rain, but this stuff effectively gave the abraded section of my boot a double layer of durable flexible plastic covering.  I hosed it down at home to check–no dampness inside, none at all.
 
 
David, London
 

 

 

I did e-mail you when I bought your repair adhesive, saying the speed and service was excellent and thanks for your reply. I will now tell you what I bought it for.

My leather sofa split right across the front seam and I was told by manufacturer and by furniture repairers and by a leathercraft repair service that it was not possible to repair this seam

Well, Hey Ho! How wrong they all were.

I AM SO GLAD that I tried Stormsure and cannot praise it highly enough, you can now add to your list of items that it repairs….also repairs leather sofas.

I am absolutely thrilled to bits I found your shop and will highly recommend it to everyone.

By the way this split in the seam was 14 inches long!

 

Roberta, Shrewsbury

 

 

 

This time last year my sister-in-law upgraded her swimming pool, from a 14 foot circular inflatable pool to a larger rectangular one. She very kindly gave us the old one, which we discovered had been attacked by the mice in her store room. The main body of the pool was fine. But there was a large hole in the inflatable top ring, which was large enough to put your hand through. I thought that

I might be able to fix it with a bit of care and attention and a tube of Stormsure Flexible Repair Adhesive with a patch. The blue inflatable material is PVC, so I managed to find some clear PVC sheeting and cut out a square which more than covered the hole. I then trimmed it down to size so that there was about 2-3cm extra overlap.  All the corners on the patch were rounded off. I laid out the damaged part of the pool so it was as flat as possible. I then put the Stormsure Adhesive onto the blue pool material (all round the edge of the hole, but leaving a small 1mm or 2mm gap from the mouse chewed edge.)

I also put Stormsure round the edge of the patch.  Carefully placing the patch over the hole ensures that there is no chance of the patch sticking to the back of the tube. It also ensures that there is a continuous layer of glue round the patch.  I left it to cure over night.

The next morning I touched up the edges with more Stormsure and a paint brush; this ensures that any unglued flaps get glued down and that there is an airtight seal all round the edges. Occasionally I mix Stormsure with a solvent (or StormCure Accelerator) to thin it down.

Then it is really easy to apply with a pain brush.

The next day we inflated the tube and I am pleased to say it was airtight on the first attempt. We immediately filled the pool and used it for the whole of last summer. It survived our children and their friends jumping on and off it with no further damage and no problems….. Well, when I say no problems, we could have tested it for longer if the weather had not been so miserable last summer!

 
Carol, Manchester
 

 

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