June 2000's
Glue of the Month

Tear Mender Fabric Leather Cement

"As Seen on T.V."

Tear Mender is a natural latex cement that bonds to most fabrics. It is waterproof and U.V. resistant. Although Tear Mender touts itself as a fabric cement, we found its uses more impressive on nylon, rubber, naugahyde, etc. It seems to leave a visible shiny glaze on softer, more absorbent fabrics. We therefore recommend Tear Mender for your tents, boat covers, sleeping bags and rain gear. The Tear Mender people (Val-A) also sell a Tent-Mender and Jean-Mender kit, complete with fabric and glue. Tear Mender smells like dirty diapers because it has a high ammonia content, and although it is only slightly worse for you than changing dirty diapers, it should be used in a well ventilated area. Also, people with allergies to latex should not touch or use this product. Tear-Mender takes about 15 to 30 minutes to dry depending on application, and holds quite well on most synthetic materials. It remains flexible, and claims to survive extreme hot or cold temperature. Tear-Mender is available through their web-site (you can even request their instructional video!) , Television Suppliers, and some camping stores.

So if your tent's leaking you might want to try Tear-Mender.

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