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Tear-Aid Patch - Type B

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Sticks, stubs, thorns and horns make holes and tears in your PVC and vinyl gear. Tear-Aid Patch - Type B is your answer; It's durable, flexible, airtight and watertight. Perfect for your repair kit.
  • The Tear-Aid Type B is for vinyl/PVC ONLY. The oils in these materials and coatings require the special adhesive in Type B.
  • Patching is oh so easy. Select the right size patch for the job. Clean the repair surface with an alcohol prep pad or rubbing alcohol. When the area is dry, just peel the backing off the Tear-Aid patch and stick it on. No mess, no muss, no fuss.
  • The unique adhesive on Type B resists the oils in vinyl that cause other adhesives to soften and turn gummy in sunlight.
  • Available in kit form and in rolls 3"W x 5'L.
  • Patches are airtight and watertight, even under pressure when stretched.
  • The patches are see-through, so the color of your gear shows right through.
  • It's UV resistant and conforms to irregular surfaces.
  • Don't throw away that gear - patch it with Tear-Aid.
  • Patch dry bags, rain gear, air mattresses, water toys, luggage, raft seats, etc. The list is endless.
  • Comes with complete, easy to follow directions - follow them carefully for the best results.
  • For materials other than vinyl/PVC, use Type A Tear-Aid, Item#1980.

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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

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Tear-Aid Patch - Type B
 
4.8

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5.0

Excellent!

By TomR

from Frankfort, IL

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Protects Well
  • Weather Proof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor
    • Quick Fix

    Comments about Tear-Aid Patch - Type B:

    This product did exactly what it claimed! I hit a submerged tree branch while traveling on a river in my excursion 5 inflatable boat by Intex.. The repair was quick and easy and held perfectly..

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Works as advertised .

    By captin "Ken"

    from Mound, Minnesota

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use And Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tear-Aid Patch - Type B:

        Used this product to repair old vinyl pontoon boat seats. Keeps the seats from tearing or cracking further. I need more and will order it again.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Does it really work? YES!

        By Spud

        from Northern, Idaho

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great product
        • Sticks Good When Cleaned

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Bags
          • Inflatable Pvc Vinyl Tube
          • Pvc Rain Gear

          Comments about Tear-Aid Patch - Type B:

          make sure you clean the surface with acohol before applying or it will not work properly, but if done correctly, its amazing

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Tear-Aid Patch kit

          By NoIdonthaveorneedanickname

          from Grand Junction, CO

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Tear-Aid Patch - Type B:

          Fortunately I have not had to use this product as this time.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Timely delivery as promised.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Used it on my canves top of my boat and

          By Andy

          from Brooklyn n.y

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Protects Well
          • Visually Pleasing
          • Weather Proof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outdoor
            • Quick Fix

            Comments about Tear-Aid Patch - Type B:

            Top canves on my boat

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            • Tear-Aid Patch - Type B

              Q:

              What is the shelf life of this product? How long can I carry it in my repair kit before it goes bad?
              Asked on 6/1/2016 by raftfisherman from Steamboat Springs, CO

              3 answers

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                As long as it's kept protected from exposure to solvents and glues it should last indefinitely.

                Answered on 6/1/2016 by Clyde from NRS
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I have used the product at 2 years old and it worked just like new.

                Answered on 6/1/2016 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Hi.  I don't have a direct answer to your question, but I can tell you I had a roll for around 5 yrs and it was good to the end of the roll.
                Mike
                Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

                Answered on 6/1/2016 by Anonymous
            • Tear-Aid Patch - Type B

              Q:

              Hello, how big are the patches in the type b tear-aid kits. My i.k. cane with a few 1.5" squares of tearaid, but i think i need bigger pieces than that because the patch is supposed to be a couple inches bigger on all sides than the tear, correct?
              Thank you,
              Emily
              Asked on 7/28/2015 by em

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Emily, the sizes of the patches are listed there in the Specs tab. Really, the best deal is the 3" x 5' roll. That way you can make patches the size that you want. And yes, going out a couple of inches beyond the tear is wise. Also, you can consider doing a glue-on PVC patch. It's not hard, check out this video - http://www.nrs.com/learn/repair-pvc-and-urethane-boats.asp - There are lots of other repair resources on the website. And you can give us a call with any questions, 800.635.5202.

                Answered on 7/28/2015 by Clyde from NRS
            • Tear-Aid Patch - Type B

              Q:

              Does this tape come with or available with a removable backing? I would like buy it in rolls and cut patches for future use.
              Asked on 1/28/2015 by Rick from Louisville, KY

              3 answers

              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                peal off backing.
                Rob

                Answered on 1/28/2015 by Anonymous
              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Yes, Rick, Tear-Aid has a removable backing to cover the adhesive. The rolls come on a fairly large diameter spool. I rewind it to a smaller diameter and pack along the whole roll. Good stuff!

                Answered on 1/28/2015 by Clyde from NRS
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                This stuff is amazing for patching vinyl. I used it for some small holes on
                an 8 foot diameter beach ball. The kids play rough with it but the patches
                never fail.
                It comes in a small sheet (not a roll) and does have a backing. I used the
                sheet to cut multiple patches, as needed.

                Answered on 1/29/2015 by Anonymous
            • Tear-Aid Patch - Type B

              Q:

              will this likely work on a hole at a seam on a vinyl "island"? We have a second small hole (pinky size). Will this kit be sufficient for both?
              Asked on 6/24/2013 by sandy from orlando

              3 answers

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Sandy, here are the contents: (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), and Illustrated Repair Instructions. If that doesn't sound like it's enough, opt for the roll of Tear-Aid; it's a great deal.

                Answered on 6/24/2013 by Clyde from NRS
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                This kit contains:(1) 3" X 12" (1) 7/8" X 7/8" patch(1) 1 3/8" x 1 3/8" patch(1) 12" Reinforcement Filament (For repairing tears at edges)(2) Alcohol Prep Pads
                I have not used my kit yet. If the sizes of your areas needing repair are small enough to be covered with these patches, I think it should work.
                ps: I have used clear awning repair tape from a RV store with great success..

                Answered on 6/24/2013 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Only if it is a flat seam. Depending on how much you use it should be enough.

                Answered on 6/24/2013 by Anonymous
            • Tear-Aid Patch - Type B

              Q:

              How many patches come in the Kit?

              & We also ripped a hole into one of our party rafts, which is PVC, will it hold up, so we can use it again shortly?
              Asked on 6/2/2013 by Renee from Yuma, AZ

              6 answers

              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                The kit has two alcohol wipes, one small patch about the size of a postage stamp and a large patch that is 3" x 12". I purchased the patch kit as a precaution and have not had an opportunity to use it on my Vanguard raft. I ensure I put in our "rafting bag", along with a pair of scissors, in case of emergency. Frankly, I would not trust these patches as a permanent fix. They appear to be enough to get you down the river and through the trip--nothing more.
                Sent from my iPad

                Answered on 6/3/2013 by Wet Les from San Antonio, TX
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                1-3x121-7/81-1 3/8 1-12" reinforcementHaven't had to use it yet.

                Answered on 6/5/2013 by Anonymous
              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Renee, the kit contains:
                (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

                The patch with Tear-Aid, if applied correctly, can be permanent.

                Answered on 6/2/2013 by Clyde from NRS
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I haven't had an opportunity to use my kit yet. However, I have used some clear tape from a RV store that works well on my camper awning. Just look for awning repair tape and follow the cleaning instructions. It can be used right away.
                Sent from my iPad

                Answered on 6/2/2013 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Hi boater -
                Here is what the kit contains:
                • Roll Size: 3"W x 5'L
                • Kit Contains:
                • (1) 3" x 12" Patch
                • (1) 1 3/8" x 1 3/8" Patch
                • (1) 7/8" x 7/8" Patch
                If your boat is PCV - and you can patch the tear with sufficient material to reach 1/2 - 1 inch beyond the tear, it should hold just fine. If your boat is not PCV - it will not work.

                Answered on 6/2/2013 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Renee--
                I got the 3" by 5' roll--so I can cut to size.  I recommend that, because there are times when a boat can get a long cut or rip.  My choice over patches
                PVC IS vinyl--as in polyvinyl chloride, although there are a couple other "vinyl" products: Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) andPolyethylene Vinyl Acetate (PEVA) a copolymer of polyethylene and EVA.  Just be sure to get the Type B Tear-Aid for vinyl.  Type A is for Hypalon.  And remember that the chemical bond strengthens over some hours.  I used type B to repair a vinyl liner in an AIRE boat and used it immediately with no problem.
                Evan M

                Answered on 6/3/2013 by Anonymous
            • Tear-Aid Patch - Type B

              Q:

              Is this the product to use on the Saturn boats?

              Thanks

              Mike
              Asked on 9/16/2012 by Mike from Edmonds, Wa.

              3 answers

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                I believe all Saturn boats are made with a PVC-coated material. Tear-Aid Type B is specifically for PVC/vinyl materials.

                Answered on 9/17/2012 by Clyde from NRS
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Yes, the Saturn boats are PVC and require the PVC-specific Tear-Aid

                Answered on 9/18/2012 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                For small holes this product works surprisingly well and is really quick.  You only use the Type B if your boat is PVC not Hyplon or other. I think saturn inflatables are PVC, but I am not positive.  If it is Hyplon you need Type A, which I have not used.

                Answered on 9/18/2012 by Christoph from Laramie, Wyoming
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