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You'll be amazed at the range of materials you can fix with Tear-Aid Type A repair tape. Gives you a durable, flexible, airtight, watertight, puncture-resistant patch. No muss, no fuss, no mess.
  • The matte finish polyurethane tape is exceptionally tough and abrasion resistant. It stretches and springs back without losing its grip.
  • The aggressive adhesive on the tape is formulated for a high strength bond to a wide variety of surfaces. It doesn't turn gummy in the heat.
  • Repairs holes and tears on Pennel Orca®, Hypalon, rubber, most fabrics, fiberglass, nylon, most plastics (including polyethylene, polypropylene and polyurethane), non-oiled leather, aluminum, and stainless steel.
  • Available in kit form or in rolls of 3"W x 5'L
  • The see-through tape works with all colors and won't discolor over time.
  • It's easy to use. Cut the patch to shape, clean the surface to be repaired, and stick it on. No muss, no fuss, no mess.
  • Type A Tear Aid is not recommended for Vinyl or PVC. For these materials, use Type B Tear-Aid, Item # 1981.

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    How To: Emergency Latex Gasket Field Repair
    Length:3:53
Roll Dimensions: 3"W x 5'L
Kit Includes:
  • (1) 3" x 12" patch
  • (1) 1 3/8" x 1 3/8" patch
  • (1) 7/8" x 7/8" patch
  • (2) alcohol prep pads
  • 36" reinforcement filament (for repairing tears at edges)
  • Illustrated repair instructions
Features:
  • Matte finish polyurethane tape
  • High strength adhesive
  • Stretches 600% before tearing
  • Effective temperature range is -20F to 140F

video: How To: Emergency Latex Gasket Field Repair

How To: Emergency Latex Gasket Field Repair (3:53)

Boating with a torn latex gasket on your dry top, dry pants or drysuit can lead to a disastrous accident where water floods in and weighs you down. Don't let a tear stop you from going out on the water or create a bad situation on a multiday trip.

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  • Tear-Aid Patch - Type A

    Q:

    will this work to seal a tiny (3/4") slit in a canvas convertible car top?
    Asked on 5/20/2014 by help from howard county maryland

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Tear-Aid Type A adheres well to most fabrics. However, your top is probably coated or treated with something to make it waterproof. As long as the coating isn't PVC (vinyl) its worth a try. If perchance it is PVC, then the Type B is what you want. Another repair option is Aquaseal, Item # 35001.01. This video shows some techniques - http://www.nrs.com/learn/repair-waterproof-fabric.asp

      Answered on 5/20/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • Tear-Aid Patch - Type A

    Q:

    Hi
    We have a hole in the inside bladder of an Aire cataraft we use a a safety vessel on raft trips. We thought we'd try one of the tapes but unsure which to order..the inside bladder is clear plastic but not sure what type...

    Thanks in advance!
    Effie
    Asked on 4/6/2014 by RGB ...raft guide barbie :) from Elaho river, British Columbia

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      AIRE catarafts have bladders made of urethane. Use Type A Tear-Aid. Type B is only used on PVC materials.

      Answered on 4/6/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • Tear-Aid Patch - Type A

    Q:

    Will it work on AIRE “airecell” urethane bladders? Do I need Type B instead?
    Asked on 2/27/2014 by Alex

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Alex, Type A works fine on urethane bladders; AIRE includes it in their repair kits. Type B is specifically for PVC/vinyl, which has components that reject Type A. Good stuff.

      Answered on 2/27/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • Tear-Aid Patch - Type A

    Q:

    Will this work on a thin cotton tshirt material?
    Asked on 5/28/2013 by laura from Sonoma, CA

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No, it will show, big-time; and I doubt it would stick for long. Used it on tons of other stuff (all smooth synthetics) with great success. Boats, tents, jackets, sleeping bags, dry-bags, etc. Every repair kit should have both A and B tear-aid.
      Harry

      Answered on 5/28/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I believe it would. Pretty quality stuff!
      Respectfully,
      Dennis

      Answered on 5/28/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Laura, it should work fine.

      Answered on 5/28/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No, totally not suitable for that application. It will not bend and will not survive washing.
      G

      Answered on 5/28/2013 by Anonymous
  • Tear-Aid Patch - Type A

    Q:

    Can this be applied underwater?
    Asked on 4/30/2013 by Rich from Fort Hood Tx

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Why would you want to put it on underwater?  If you need to find the hole, using submersion, that's fine, but never put a patch on underwater. Find the hole, scratch a mark for reference. Shore the boat, dry and treat the area, apply patch. It may be waterproof, once applied, but not if you dunk the open adhesive into water.

      Answered on 4/30/2013 by bobbyb004 from Scranton, PA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have not applied this under water so I can't comment directly on this question. Last year on the Kuujjuua River in the Canadian arctic I had a very positive experience with this product. We were paddling a very remote river on Victoria Island. The first time I put on my drysuit the neck gasket ripped. a friend's similar experience with a duct tape repair was not good. In my case I repaired both sides of the gasket with Tear-Aid- it was comfortable around my neck, and it held up for 3 weeks of nearly continued use!!!
      I am back on Victoria Island again this year (Nanook River) and I there will be Tear-Aid in my emergency kit!!!
      Dave Plante

      Answered on 4/30/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No it does not work that way!!! You have to get a dry, clean surface to adhere to.

      Answered on 4/30/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No it cant. Apply when the surface is dry. It was touch water after 4 hours

      Answered on 4/30/2013 by Anonymous
  • Tear-Aid Patch - Type A

    Q:

    Will this work as a repair patch for a roto-mold kayak out in the field?
    Asked on 1/8/2013 by slvrodo from Indio, CA

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Small hole yes, large hole I would not trust it.
      Hg
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 1/8/2013 by G from Ozark mo
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It will certainly work for a while but is a suboptimal solution for a permanent fix. You can certainly find better products for fixing a hole in a roto-molded kayak.
      G

      Answered on 1/8/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Most rotomolded kayaks are made of polyethylene and Type A sticks to that.

      Answered on 1/8/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      fast cure with 3M marine is 3 days in Yuma

      Answered on 1/8/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      it should work as a temp. patch. its tough stuff

      Answered on 1/9/2013 by Anonymous
  • Tear-Aid Patch - Type A

    Q:

    Can this product be used to repair a tear in the armrest of a leather couch?
    Asked on 12/20/2012 by hollywood from san diego, ca

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I think it could. It wouldn't be completely invisible against the leather
      but it has kind of a satin finish so it would match as good as anything else
      I could think of. It is very flexible and sticks very tightly to the
      material. I used it to repair a gel filled ear seal on a pilot's headset,
      which is made of very thin flexible plastic. Even though I couldn't get all
      the silicone gel cleaned off before I applied the tape, it held for over a
      year, until I finally replaced the ear seals on the headset.
      Martin B.

      Answered on 12/20/2012 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, the Type A Tear-Aid will stick to leather. Be sure to clean the area thoroughly with rubbing alcohol to remove any oils that will interfere with adhesion.

      Answered on 12/20/2012 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      From my experience, yes it could hold together a tear in a leather couch. I have never encountered tape like this, it is permanent. If you use it, you have to put it on perfectly the first time. You can not pull it back off and any places you let the tape double on to it self you can not undo. Practice on something first.

      Answered on 2/2/2013 by Anonymous
  • Tear-Aid Patch - Type A

    Q:

    Can Tear-Aid be used on small holes in a trampoline?
    Asked on 9/19/2012 by Jake from Minnesota

    1 answer

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Based on my experience, I would say yes, definitely. It is strong, stretchable, and clean (doesn't get sticky).

      Answered on 9/20/2012 by Anonymous
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        4.0

        worked great

        By mso

        from central pa

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              Comments about Tear-Aid Patch - Type A:

              Worked as advertised to repair an older rubberized canvas 2-man inflatable. Would use again and recommend to others. Would be nice if larger size pieces were readily available.

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              4.0

              Works in a pinch

              By No-T

              from Columbus, Ohio

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                    Comments about Tear-Aid Patch - Type A:

                    Your basic repair kit while on the move. Not the greatest on dry wear gaskets because of the stretch but gets you back on the water in a hurry. Seems like a great product for less stretchy uses but haven't had a chance to try it on anything but a ripped gasket yet

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                    5.0

                    Excellent patch

                    By AlexR

                    from Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Almost invisible
                    • Easy to Apply
                    • Really strong

                    Cons

                    • expensive

                    Best Uses

                    • Repaired outdoor bouncer

                    Comments about Tear-Aid Patch - Type A:

                    New bouncer had bad seams; we were able to fix air leaks but it required a lot of this great tape. Kids are happy.

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                    5.0

                    Great Product

                    By Rogue Aardvark

                    from Grants Pass, OR

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                        • Quick Fix

                        Comments about Tear-Aid Patch - Type A:

                        This product is a great way to do a quick, field patch on your raft. I put on a patch with the intention of removing it later for a more permanent patch. That was two years ago and it's still holding nicely.

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                        4.0

                        Tear aid patch Material Works

                        By Kuskokwim 50

                        from Bethel AK

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                        Pros

                        • Lasts a long time
                        • Sticks well
                        • Works with wet material

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                          • Neopreme Waders

                          Comments about Tear-Aid Patch - Type A:

                          I bought this tape for pin holes in my raft. I used it for patching Neoprene Waders on a 10 day float trip. The next year when I got the waders out I remembered the tear. 5 years latter. I'm still using the same waders.

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