What is the difference between Solution Tape and Tear-Aid?
Technically there is no difference. Multi Solution Tape and Tear-Aid A are technically the same and PVC Solution Tape and Tear-Aid B are fully exchangeable. Solution Tape and Tear-Aid are packed differently.
Printed on the paper protection of a Tear-Aid patch, you will find the Tear-Aid logo. Solution Tape can aslo be delivered in a width of 3,2cm.

In the following information one can replace Multi Solution Tape by Tear-Aid A and PVC Solution Tape by Tear-Aid B.

What type of Solution Tape should I use for the repair of my product?
There are 2 types: Multi Solution Tape and PVC Solution Tape. The first type is suitable for most products, such as: neoprene, nylon, plastic, Gore-Tex, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyurethane, (untreated) leather, acrylic, plexiglas, aluminimum, polyester, hypalon, dacron, cotton, foil gauze and even more. PVC Solution Tape is only suitable for repair of PVC/Vinyl (coated) products.

Can Solution Tape be used under water or on wet surfaces?
Only PVC Solution Tape can be applied on damp soil. For quick bonding, however, it is better to stick on a clean and dry surface. In case of repairs under water or on damp material, the humidity must be pushed away as much as possible immediately after application. This can be done by hand. Multi Solution Tape can only be applied on dry surfaces. 
 
I do not know what material my product was made of, what should I choose?
It is very important to determine in advance on which material you will use the tape. It is best to approach the supplier or manufacturer for this. If you have a piece of residual material, you can also try which type is most suitable. After taping, you can see which type gives the best result. Just choose for Multi Solution Tape in case you still have doubts. Multi Solution Tape initially covers PVC/Vinyl as well but will, after a period of time, dry out and turn yellow.

What is the temperature range of the tape?
The temperature range is between -28 to +71 degrees Celsius. This makes it suitable for many applications. However, this tape is not guaranteed outside this temperature range. The tape should preferably be applied at room temperature. Below 5 degrees Celsius, the strength of the adhesive layer is too low to make a good connection with the material.

Can a tear in an inflatable product be repaired with the tape?
Both tapes are suitable for repairs to all kinds of inflatable products up to a pressure of approximately 4 bar. The tape is therefore extremely suitable for repairs of bouncers, airbeds, inflatables, waterbeds, etc.

I have just repaired a fabric and wonder at what temperature I can wash it without letting go of the tape?
You can wash repaired fabrics by hand. However, It is important that the adhesive side of the tape remains as dry as possible. Depending on the applied material, it can also be washed in the washing machine at low temperature (20 degrees).
 
Can I repair pond liner with this tape?
With pond liner, the shelf life of the repair material is of great importance. The tape ensures extremely long adhesion and is absolutely waterproof. Pond foil can therefore be repaired quickly and easily with this tape. Which type you use depends on the type of foil. You use Multi Solution Tape on PE or EPDM pond liner. PVC pond films are repaired with PVC Solution Tape.

Is the tape suitable for tent repairs?
The outside of a tent is usually made of nylon, polyester or cotton and is protected against humidity by a PU-, PVC- or silicone coating. Multi Slution Tape is suitable for PU coatings and PVC Solution Tape is suitable for PVC coatings. However, the use on silicone is problematic and therefore not advised.
Fot the inside of a tent one uses Multi Solution Tape.


Is the tape also suitable to repairs a rubber boat?
Yes, because the tape is flexible and always returns to its original state, it is a great repair tape for rubber boats and other inflatable objects. In addition, the tape is absolutely water- and airtight.

The tape can also be used as a protective layer in places that are prone to damage or leak, such as the front or bottom of canoes and boats!
 
A leak in your waterbed?
The tape is very stretchable, waterproof and can be used at high pressure. The high demands on waterbeds are therefore equally applicable to a good repair tool. Experience and tests have shown that this tape is the most suitable repair tape for waterbeds. As a rule one uses PVC Solution Tape for Waterbeds (PVC), but there are also waterbeds made of other fabrics. In these cases Multi Solution Tape is recommended. If in doubt, consult the manual. As an alternative, you can also test it yourself by sticking on both types and check for the best results after 24 hours.

Air mattresses are often rolled up, folded and sometimes inflated with high pressure. Will the tape hold?
Because the tape is very flexible and strong, it stays unchanged. The tape has an optimal connection with the airbed and adheres completely to the material.
Before repairing, check which material your airbed is made of. For PVC air mattresses use PVC Solution Tape. For all other materials choose Multi Solution Tape.

Can I also buy other dimensions?
In addition to the packaging displayed in the shop, we can offer all the sizes you want. The standard width is always 3.2, 7.6 or 15.2 cm. Send an E-mail with your request and provide as accurate a statement of quantities and dimensions as possible.

Other questions?
Send your E-mail to info@tear-solution.com and we will respond as soon as possible.