Vinyl Cape Repair Guide

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Re: Vinyl Cape Repair Guide

Post by Lonebudman » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:59 pm

Cheers for this,it worked an absolute treat! :D
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Re: Vinyl Cape Repair Guide

Post by Jedi_june » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:19 pm

Great idea & Great Post.

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Re: Vinyl Cape Repair Guide

Post by Wild Whiphid » Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:50 am

Great, this is really easy and works wonders!
I've just tried it on Ben's cape, which had an annoying fold in it, and it looks like new.
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Re: Vinyl Cape Repair Guide

Post by Lars » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:23 pm

I can vouch for this. I tried it and it came out far better than it was before.

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Re: Vinyl Cape Repair Guide

Post by walkie » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:33 pm

does anyone have any tips to repair slight tears?
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Re: Vinyl Cape Repair Guide

Post by batman » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:59 pm

I have used glue called wonderlas made by alebastine ,it's clear and stays elastic and so strong you can use it to repair tyres and rubber boats without patches.

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Re: Vinyl Cape Repair Guide

Post by absolutelysuperb » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:36 pm

Excellent tips! cheers! :D

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Re: Vinyl Cape Repair Guide

Post by jay4 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:07 pm

brilliiant :wink: easy but effective how i havent thought of this before i dont know
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Post by sparkysx » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:22 pm

bookmarked!

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Post by Furtin » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:19 pm

Superb howto! Got my Leias today and will give them capes a good hot bath :D

Thanks a ton for this!

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Re: Vinyl Cape Repair Guide

Post by Crumm » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:12 pm

Fantastic guide this.

My Hoth Stormtrooper skirt was very much shaped to the figure it was on, and the slits were all out of alignment and folded over.

After using this guide it is nicely flattened out, much cleaner, and the slits are nicely aligned. It almost looks like new!
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Re: Vinyl Cape Repair Guide

Post by tigerham » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:40 pm

Just to let people know I tried this once (many years ago), cleaned the cape brilliantly BUT shortened the cape by a mm or so when dried. Personally I would never clean the cape with hot/warm water again. I would simply use a good cleaning solution ,which will not damage the cape in any way, with cotton buds.

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Re: Vinyl Cape Repair Guide

Post by RetroRyan » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:58 am

I agree, it does shrink the capes slightly if you use boiling water. I find the best method is quite warm water in a flat bottomed dish/bowl, drop it in and leave it. Takes longer to flatten out and wont get really bad creases out like the boiling water, but it doesn't seem to shrink the capes either. With that method as well, the cape goes very flexible in the warm water so settles very flat on the bottom, then as the water cools to room temperature, it stiffens again and is generally nice and flat.

I have seen some glue repairs that are quite good and display much better than if it was just left, but have also seen some that basically ruin the cape. I think invisible tape on the inside is the best because it doesn't permanently damage the cape and reinforces the rip so it doesn't continue to tear.

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Re: Vinyl Cape Repair Guide

Post by StarWarsFan » Thu May 02, 2019 9:25 pm

Thanks for sharing
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