Ever wondered how Stormsure Flexible Repair Adhesive would perform in an extreme scenario? Well – here’s how!
Special thanks to Imperial Fishing for carrying out this test which involved cutting an inflatable boat straight across the middle and then gluing it back together using Stormsure Flexible Repair Adhesive. This is a perfect demonstration of how our glue performs on a larger scale, so don’t miss it!
Breathable outdoor clothing is most likely to get sweaty and wet inside when used in wet conditions. If the outer surface of the fabric retains even the thinnest film of water (it becomes “wetted out”), the garment can lose as much as 70% of its breathability. If you are being energetic and sweating even a little bit, you will then get condensation forming inside the garment and it feels claggy or wet. To stop this from happening, the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) on the outer fabric of your clothing must be maintained and work properly. This will ensure that water droplets roll off the fabric immediately and the surface remains 100% breathable and the water vapour inside the garment can escape, leaving you dry. All outer durable water repellency will eventually wear off and need to be renewed from time to time; one of the very best products for this is called “StormProof”.
The process is very simple and anyone can do it at home: Wash the garment first and make sure all traces of detergent are rinsed off. Stormproof is a water based liquid which can be sprayed on to the outside surface The bottle comes with a hand trigger spray gun attached. You can also brush it on with a sponge, or even completely immerse the garment in the liquid. Once you have covered the whole surface hang it up to dry. If you can, tumble dry the garment as a little heat will improve the repellency of the StormProof coating. I sometime use a hair drier if there is not a tumble drier handy.
I have tried Stormproof on many different fabrics and materials, such as cotton and nylon tents, Gortex clothing, fleeces, woven woollen jumpers and tweed hats to name just a few. Stormproof works well on them all. I have even treated the wooden garden chairs so the rain water now runs straight off. No more soggy bottoms!!
I was having a tinker in the shed the other day, decided to start doing bit of tidying/mending as you do… Now my shed is an Aladdin’s cave of half made bird boxes, shelving, rubbish, old cloths and shoes, tool boxes and other random bits that are no longer wanted from the house.
The tidying I can put off for another day. So….I got the various bits needed to start the mend – Stormsure flexible repair adhesive, super glue, hammer and nails bit of duct tape for the proper bodges.
I found one of my old leather jackets, it was a much loved favourite of mine once upon a time. But now the stitching had come away, one of the sleeves had almost completely departed. This would be my first job of the day. I knew I needed the strength and weather resistance of the Stormsure but the precision of the Superglue pen I had to hand. (I didn’t think the hammer and nails would have been much use for this).
I wondered if the nozzle from the glue pen would work on my Stormsure tube….
Eureka..! It fits.
Heres a close up of the stitching being glued. The nozzle worked great, so much easier than a spreader. No mess on my new old jacket as the glue goes within a millimetre of where it needs to be. The glue does not gush out due to the small hole at the end. Best of all the air tight cap keeps the glue fresh without having to use the usual trick of having to keep it in the freezer.
Had mine out of the fridge for over 3 weeks now; I wouldn’t recommend doing this however because it does say on the packet to store in the fridge or freezer.
I was getting my inflatable boat towable ready for the summer (this is a large inflatable mattress that you can tow behind a speed boat) only to discover that the mice had been at it. A couple of small holes in the PVC are going to spoil the fun. A quick dollop of Stormsure Flexible Repair Adhesive have fixed them in no time.
Worse, however, is the fact that the bung is missing. I can inflate it with no problem, but I cannot keep the air in! The bung has an unusual thread which tapers as it goes in. I have looked on line but found nothing.
So , I have made a new bung. I used StormForm. This is a hot water mouldable polymer. It comes in granule form. I put about 25 grams in a cup and covered it with boiling water.
After a few seconds it all melts into a thick flexible plastic. Then, with my hands I have moulded this into the rough shape of a bung. Of course it did not fit, but by remelting the StormForm and screwing the bung into the hole, I have managed to make a perfect screw thread.
After about 10 minutes I have an airtight bung again.
This paragraph taken from a Stormsure product review on Amazon.co.uk
I have used many types of glue and sealant both at home and at work, including many types of silicone rubber. However, Stormsure is unlike any that I have come across. It is low odour and slow setting, yet is a clear flowable liquid – a combination I have not seen before.
I used it to repair a 3cm gash in a pair of synthetic rubber wellies, probably inflicted by barbed wire. You have to be careful that it doesn’t run where you don’t want it, as it will slowly creep downhill until it starts to set, which takes 2-3 hours. The result was a very strong repair that I reckon will last as long as the boots themselves. I put the repaired boots to the test round our local woods on several occasions, as well as in the garden, followed by vigorous scrubbing with a stiff nylon brush get the mud off. I deliberately scrubbed the repaired section too, and yet there is no sign of the sealant/adhesive being damaged or coming off.
I really am very impressed, and I just wish I had known about it before I retired from work!
Our German friends have completed their experiment – Chopping an inflatable boat in half and then repairing it with Stormsure Flexible Repair Adhesive. See how they do it. The results are very impressive!
I bought a new bicycle recently, with the aim of taking a bit of serious exercise. The bike design is great for the most part, but I noticed that there is not enough room on the handle bars to place the fittings for a front light. Also the seat fitting/position is not suitable for the rear light either, as it interferes with the mudguard fitting. Even the struts down to the rear wheel are not cylindrical but tapering triangular sections, so they do not work with the rear light fittings.
My plans to cycle with some friends to a pub one evening and come back in the dark are being thwarted!
However, I have used some StormForm (our new product) and a bit of ingenuity, and fixed both front and rear LED lights onto my helmet.
StormForm is polymer which can be melted in hot water and moulded to almost any shape, and it then cools into a hard white plastic. It sticks really well to the plastic on the helmet and and after a few rides shows no sign of coming off.
StormForm is THE MOST USEFUL PRODUCT I have come across for ages!
So I should be visible coming back after dark this week end. Does anyone want to try it out?
You can get StormForm in a box of 70g and 250ml and 1 litre tins from www.stormsure.com