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glove repair?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Last year I bought a pair of black diamond mercury mitts. They were the warmest and most waterproof gloves/ mitts that I have had. However an area right next to the leather on the palm ripped and is about 1.5 cm in diameter. Does anybody have any ideas on repair material. I have used patches for snow pants. I have also used rubber material to fix wetsuit boots for surfing. Any ideas?
post #2 of 21
If they tore due to wear....it might be time to buy new gloves.

If they tore due to getting caught on something....you might try getting a replacement from the manufacturer. Name brands are actually very good like this. Otherwise you can go to a place that sews leather and they can sew on a patch for you...a shoemaker might be able to do it. They only thing is that it might not be worth it cost wise.
post #3 of 21
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
If they tore due to getting caught on something....you might try getting a replacement from the manufacturer. Name brands are actually very good like this. Otherwise you can go to a place that sews leather and they can sew on a patch for you...a shoemaker might be able to do it. They only thing is that it might not be worth it cost wise.
Why? If they tore due to a defect, like the seam ripped, then BD might replace them. Anything else is abuse of a companies generosity and will eventually ruin it for legitimate claims.
post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by krp8128 View Post
Why? If they tore due to a defect, like the seam ripped, then BD might replace them. Anything else is abuse of a companies generosity and will eventually ruin it for legitimate claims.

Isnt that upto the manufacturer to decide and not you or I?
post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info so far.
The rip was not on the seem. I;m not sure how it happened. I think it happeded while skiing the trees.
post #6 of 21
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glove repair?
Duct Tape?
post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by JayPowHound View Post
Duct Tape?
It took 'til post #6 for somebody to point out the obvious??






wow.
post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
Isnt that upto the manufacturer to decide and not you or I?
First you or I must decide to make a false claim. Often you get new stuff, so it's a no brainer, if you know what I mean.

Gaffer's tape
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
It took 'til post #6 for somebody to point out the obvious??






wow.
I really didnt want to go there...I have an aversion to the stuff used anywhere other than on ducting.
post #10 of 21
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I really didnt want to go there...I have an aversion to the stuff used anywhere other than on ducting.
Are you sure you're a skier??


For that matter - are you sure you're male???

I made an entire pair of sunglasses out of duct tape once..
post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
I made an entire pair of sunglasses out of duct tape once..
Have done wallets and a hat... never glasses tho.
post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by JayPowHound View Post
Have done wallets and a hat... never glasses tho.
Actually it more like a Lone Ranger mask with really narrow slits for eye holes.

I also used to make small bird sculpture out of Bondo.
post #13 of 21
Thread Starter 
yes I am a skier
yes I am a male
yes I have used duct tape
no, I did not want sarcasm
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
Are you sure you're a skier??


For that matter - are you sure you're male???

I made an entire pair of sunglasses out of duct tape once..

Bahhh...when I want to make stuff or repair stuff I bust the out the power tools or the MIG welder....do it once, do it thoroughly, do it right.
post #15 of 21
Same reply as given last year on repairing ski pants with cuts. Go to a big-box sporting-goods store and get some "Shoe Goo." It's a tube of thick, molasses-consistency stuff that sets to a flexible, waterproof seal. Works great.
post #16 of 21
buy seam grip.
post #17 of 21
I have used duct tape for glove repairs for years. And years. It works, but the area covered is always a little colder than the rest of the glove.
post #18 of 21
buy seam grip.
post #19 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thank you very much, for the replies
pray for snow soon
post #20 of 21
I cut mine on some rental edges right where the thumb meets the palm. A little seam grip and a few stitches have been going strong for 5 years...
post #21 of 21
buy seam grip.
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