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    Best way to repair bug net

    I was fortunate enough to be able to spend the past week at Summer Camp with my son and his Boy Scout Troop. I took the opportunity to break in my new Chameleon, and I'm happy to say that I've never slept better.
    My problem is that on the last day I noticed that I have a small tear in the bug netting close to the zipper. It's about 2 inches in length. What is the best way to repair this? Should I fold it over and sew it shut? Is there some sort of patch that I should sew over it? My main concern in preventing it from spreading.

    Thank you in advance for any advice.

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    You could sew it or use this patch
    https://dutchwaregear.com/product/bug-mesh-patch/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    You could sew it or use this patch
    https://dutchwaregear.com/product/bug-mesh-patch/
    Thank you Dutch. I'll sew it up.

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    I just got those patches from Dutch, and they work really well. They come two in a pack, so Iíll definitely keep the other one in my repair kit!

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    Just spend a few minutes hand sewing it with some blue or black thread. I did this with a net that had extensive damage and you can hardly tell there was ever a problem.

    My method was to pinch the cut together and sew the resulting "edge" by putting the needle through, back over the top, and repeat across the length of the cut. This creates a tidy sort of spiral finish that hides the frayed edge of the cut.

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    Just in case try this first How To: Micro-Mesh Repair


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    You could sew it or use this patch
    https://dutchwaregear.com/product/bug-mesh-patch/
    I second this. It shouldn’t be too hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UltraRunner View Post
    Just in case try this first How To: Micro-Mesh Repair

    This is cool! I will have to keep this in mind if I ever experience a rip in mine!

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    If the actual threads are severed, that may not help, but it DOES work when the threads have been snagged and pulled out of position, making "holes" in the netting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P-Dub View Post
    If the actual threads are severed, that may not help, but it DOES work when the threads have been snagged and pulled out of position, making "holes" in the netting.
    True; however, if the severed fibers happen to only run in one direction in the weave and if the hole is small enough, it is possible to use the "needle nudging" technique in the video to reconstruct the damaged area with "jail cell bars" (fibers running in only one direction) to close the hole and keep mosquitoes out while making the damaged area less noticeable.
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