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    Question What glue will absolutely, positively

    keep a patch on a textile jacket w/o lifting, peeling or otherwise having it come off in any way?

    Where can you buy it?
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    Is sewing out of the question.

    The reason I am saying that is my wife put on my 911 Commerative Patch on my Olympia Jacket and it came out great.

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    Yes, sewing is out of the question but thanks for asking.
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    I saw a TV commercial for some kind of glue that was made for repairing clothing without sewing. I don't remember the name of the stuff, but maybe someone else saw the commercial. They were showing glueing a ripped out seam on a pair of jeans back together.
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    Walmart carries a product called Liquid Stitch or similar for very little $. I've never tried it, but it might be a place to start.

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    When I was in the Army, I used the "permanent method" with plain old Rubber Cement: apply to both surfaces and let dry completely. Then stick together. Patches stayed on through several years of wear and dry cleaning.

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    I've only done this with denim patches on Carhartt overalls but with great success.

    Apply hot glue to the patch, stick it on the overalls and iron it on with an old iron. The hot glue melts into the fibers as deep as you want and sticks extremely well.

    On your jacket I'd experiment with temperature in a hidden area first because you might melt the material and make a big mess.
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    Here ya go, Bud:

    http://www.fabrics.net/wildWom799.asp

    I admit I haven't tried this stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIBUD View Post
    keep a patch on a textile jacket w/o lifting, peeling or otherwise having it come off in any way?

    Where can you buy it?
    Just about any fabric glue sold at your local fabric store. http://www.joann.com/joann/ (just an example because they have a store close to me) had at least a dozen different fabric glues to choose. More examples:

    http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2864

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    Quote Originally Posted by marchyman View Post
    Just about any fabric glue sold at your local fabric store. http://www.joann.com/joann/ (just an example because they have a store close to me) had at least a dozen different fabric glues to choose. More examples:

    http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2864
    A dozen to choose from but do any of them really work??????
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    My wife works in a hardware store that sells Bish's Original Tear Mender Instant Fabric & Leather Adhesive. We bought some for that purpose but have not tried it yet! It was recommened to us by her boss. He had used it to attach a patch to his boat cover. It's worked very well for that purpose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIBUD View Post
    A dozen to choose from but do any of them really work??????
    I've used 3 or 4 kinds over the last dozen years. So far every one has worked. The last one I used Fabri-Tac. http://www.snafu.org/pics/r1200gs/20...annier-mounts/

    That has only been in use for about 8 months so it is too soon to tell how good or bad it might be.

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    I do not believe the glue you described exists. Not to the degree of certainty you appear to demand.
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    I have used Liquid Stitch. It works until the suit is washed. Then it becomes kind of "rewet" for lack of a better term in my sleepy brain. I'm thinking thread is in my future.
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    As Dive Team Leader, this is the only adhesive that my team used (Sheboygan PD Dive Rescue Team: 1974 - 2005) for gluing patches onto our drysuits and having them stand up to heavy abuse - underwater!

    Have since used it for any and all patch-attaching - all the patches currently on my motorcycle jackets and some hats are 'stuck' on with this:

    Trident Crystal Clear Seament - All Purpose Neoprene Adhesive and Sealant

    If you go this route, be sure to work the adhesive all the way to the edges of the patch (or re-do it once more if when dry, an edge wants to 'peel') and place wax paper over a glued patch, and then set some heavy books on it for 24 hours.

    Source: A scuba diving shop or http://www.tridentdive.com/

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