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Message posted by brianconwy on 05/8/2017 at 8:55pm
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We have just bought a Coleman Cortes Octagon 8 tent and put it up in the garden to try it. All fine but noticed a very small L-shaped tear of around 5mm. There are repair patches withe tent. Are these generally self adhesive and do they work? Is there an optimum way of applying them?

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Coleman repair kits are good. The patches are self adhesive but tack (sew) the tear first before applying the patch and if possible from both sides.

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Thanks. I will give it a go tomorrow.

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You say you just bought it. Was it new? If so it should be exchanged by the retailer.

Otherwise just as Ewen c has said.

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It is new but we set it up in the garden and may have caused the tiny tear setting it up. It would be a hassle sending it back, although Amazon are usually very good at replacing faulty items. If repairs are reliable then that would be a lot easier.

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Have used Tenacious Tape before, really good stuff used to repair sails on boats.
It's clear sticks, incredibly well, and very, comes in a protective tube, and is a very handy to keep in the tent bag for repairs.
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I have ordered a roll of that tape after seeing it on a youtube video. If the supplied repair patch isn't successful the I will use that.

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Agree with beachhuggy, we have used tenacious tape before as a temporary repair and it is still there three years later! We just put a patch on both sides of a hole and job done.

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If using tenacious tape, round off the corners so it looks like a plaster. It will stick better and not peel off.

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Thanks. The tenacious tape has arrived but I might try the patches that colemans have supplied first. It is a very small tear. The tenacious tape is going to be handy to have with us.

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Before you apply the patch use masking tape on the other side to hold the material in the correct position.

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