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    I have a vinyl canvas covers on my M105a2 that has little holes were the corners are.
    Does anyone know what to use to patch the holes?
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    The commercial truck companies have the same problems with their tarps. Check with them. Otherwise, a glue/adhesive like barge cement that stays pliable, is what you are looking for. The good glue will partially melt the patch and the base fabric together.

    Those corners are always a problem, and I am careful how I throw the cover back.

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    How would an inter-tube patch work? But they are not green.
    Trucks: 43 Willy's MB, 52 M37, 71 M35A2 w/w, 84 m936, 85 M923A1, 85 M929, 84 M925
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    How big are the holes? Just the stitch holes or like a rip?
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    I was wondering if you could glue a patch like Rosco said and then maybe hand stich it with something like sail thread and then seal the thread with the same glue? I think the problem would be where and what material to use, I have a cargo cover that is missing one of the bungee tabs but I don't know what material to replace it with.

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    I just got 2 new repair kits from McCoy. The consist of a heat gun, sand paper, glue, seam sealer and patch material.
    I don't know if you can get this stuff from any MV surplus dealer. I don't have a kit here, but i'll grab one this week to see if there is more info.

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    I've called Saturn and some others and they don't have anything to repair these. There are different types of material used over the years right? I've seen some that look to have a sheen and like the one I have is a sort of rubberized canvas, not straight duck canvas which would be easy to repair.

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    I think it is the same vinyi material as the tents are made of. Can you find a tent repair kit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drgreg View Post
    I just got 2 new repair kits from McCoy. The consist of a heat gun, sand paper, glue, seam sealer and patch material.
    I don't know if you can get this stuff from any MV surplus dealer. I don't have a kit here, but i'll grab one this week to see if there is more info.
    drgreg, Do you have a listing for the McCoy kits?
    Thanks,!
    Trucks: 43 Willy's MB, 52 M37, 71 M35A2 w/w, 84 m936, 85 M923A1, 85 M929, 84 M925
    Trailers: 66 M332, 92 M105A2, 08 M200A1
    Gen: 03 MEP-803A, 01 MEP-805B
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