JVCC REPAIR-2HD Leather & Vinyl Repair Tape is a strong polyethylene-coated cloth duct tape coated with an aggressive adhesive used for leather and vinyl sofa and seat repair. Offered in both 2″ nominal (1.88″ actual) and for larger tears needing wider tape a 3″ nominal (2.83″ actual) rolls. Roll lengths are 15 feet (5 yards) so if you don’t want to buy a full length duct tape roll, which might take you years to use up, this is a great alternative. On the other hand, if you are using the tape to make a patch, this should provide plenty of material so it can be replaced as needed. Can be used for tears, rips, patch or cover concealment, color coding, arts & craft projects, camping, emergency kits, and a multitude of other uses and applications. This tape carries the HD (Heavy Duty) designation since it is rewound from Polyken 223 duct tape which offers up 90 ounces per inch of peel adhesion. For the cleanest finish we suggest using a razor blade to cut the tape even though the tape is hand-tearable. Now comes in 7 colors: black, brown, burgundy, dark green, silver, tan and white. JVCC REPAIR-2HD has a shiner finish since it is made form polyethylene-coated cloth duct tape; if you want a tape with a more matte appearance please see JVCC’s REPAIR-1 product which is made from vinyl-coated cloth gaffers tape.
Many seating surfaces have accumulated oils, detergents, polishes, and miscellaneous other surfactants that will prevent pressure sensitive adhesive tapes from forming a bond. Please try testing the surface with any available adhesive tape (masking, duct, etc.) prior to purchasing this product to see if this could possibly work for you. If that other tape does not adhere you can try cleaning the substrate first with a damp cloth and then allowing to dry completely; but if it still does not stick then you might need one of the liquid seat repair products available on the market instead (these type of products would also be less noticeable than a tape repair).
• Always use a razor to cut a piece off. Tearing by hand leaves a rougher edge which allows the edges to be more vulnerable to rolling up. Even scissors have a hard time cutting through it as cleanly as a razor blade since it is heavy duty polyethylene coated cloth coated with an aggressive adhesive.
• A good way to prolong the life of the patch is to apply an adhesive primer such as 3M 94 although that typically discolors leather and vinyl surfaces so you really need to be careful when applying a primer or adhesive promoter to make sure you are only using it on the area of the surface that the tape will cover.
Made in the U.S.A. NOTES: Sizes shipped will typically be the tape industry standard metric-cut sizes, i.e. 24mm for each 1 inch of nominal tape width ordered (rolls are approximately 5% narrower than the nominal size). This product’s actual size is 72mm x 15 ft.