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Old 04-07-2014, 08:04 AM   #1
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What glue? First Gear armored pants

The fly velcro strip has separated from the pant. What glue to use to re-attach?
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:11 AM   #2
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Contact Motorcycle Gear.com (formerly New Enough). They'll know and they're good guys to boot.
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:22 AM   #3
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:59 AM   #4
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They don't know, anyone fix theirs - sew or glue?
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:01 AM   #5
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Take them to a local Dry Cleaners and ask if they can re-attach for you. Most places have a seamstress on site for these kinds of repairs.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:04 AM   #6
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is it the pile or the hook side of the strip?

sew it is best...even by hand if necessary. BTW I had a zipper fail on a road trip...I went into a walmart and demo'd a sewing machine for the repair

years of sewing to repair parachutes paid off
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:05 AM   #7
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:34 PM   #8
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sewing is better, and not tough (so long as you are not picky about appearances) . . .

Your cleaners will do a great job for not much moeny at all . . .

But is you must glue, use either Barg Cement (no typo) from your cobbler (or intertubes) -- stays flexible for a long time, or Seam Seal (ditto).
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Old 04-08-2014, 02:28 AM   #9
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I had waterproof zippers come loose from age in Fox AWG pants and after a couple of different ideas have fixed them back in place with Sikaflex adhesive.
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Old 04-08-2014, 12:36 PM   #10
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I've used superglue for velcro. Make sure it's curved the way it normally should be if you glue it.
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:26 PM   #11
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don't glue...

How was the velcro attached previously? If it was glue that failed, i'd imagine it will fail again.

I would use glue only to hold the velcro in place while I sew it. Use bonded nylon thread or polyester, not cotton. In my experience glue just has too many variables which are bound to fail. It could be old glue, improper prep, finger oil on the material, incompatible materials, poor application, not flexible enough, etc, etc. And it makes a mess and you can't re-position it, and it changes the stiffness of the fabric. You can easily un-stitch something to adjust the position.

After you sew it use a seam sealer from the outdoor store to seal up the needle holes and maintain watertightness.
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:45 PM   #12
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A tip - in my work I attach Velcro to things frequently.

Stitch it for sure - but also, take something like a razor blade in a vice grip, heat it with a torch, singe the edge of the Velcro.

This way when you open/close it the edge isn't lifted - which is what pulls the stitches and undoes the adhesives.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:27 PM   #13
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Call First-Gear and ask them.

http://www.firstgear-usa.com/contact.html

Even if whatever you have is out of warranty, I think they've been pretty diligent about fostering good will towards the brand after Tucker Rocky acquired the brand.

That, or their reps don't really care enough to protect the bottom line..not really sure which one.
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:39 AM   #14
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Same thing happened to my HT Air pants. I bought a bottle of liquid Fabric Glue at the local craft store (Michael's?) and haven't had a problem with them since.

They did have 2 kinds, about $1 difference in price. They seemed to be for the same thing, but eventually I bought the one that may have mentioned 'fastening velcro' or 'waterproof' somewhere on the package.
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:48 PM   #15
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Call First-Gear and ask them.

http://www.firstgear-usa.com/contact.html

Even if whatever you have is out of warranty, I think they've been pretty diligent about fostering good will towards the brand after Tucker Rocky acquired the brand.

That, or their reps don't really care enough to protect the bottom line..not really sure which one.
This. For sure. Excellent warranty and customer service.
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