Extend the life of a truck tarp with do-it-yourself flatbed tarp repair kits. Easily patch and seal minor rips, holes, and wear marks in the fabric. Each vinyl tarp repair kit has a piece of PVC-coated polyester that can be cut to fit the needed size or shape. Vinyl cement offers a super-strong, waterproof, and flexible bond, plus is highly resistant to temperature and weather extremes.
How to use a tarp repair kit 1. Clean the area to be patched thoroughly with rubbing alcohol. 2. Cut the patch in a circular or oval shape, approximately 1” to 2” larger than the tear or hole on each side. Square patches tend to disconnect more easily because of the angled/pointed edges. 3. Apply vinyl cement to the topside of the tarp and the underside of the patch. Cover the entire patch with the vinyl cement and apply a similarly sized area around the tear on the tarp. 4. Wait 2 to 5 minutes to allow the surfaces to become tacky, then place the patch on the tarp. Press evenly and firmly with either your hand or a roller device. 5. Tarp can be moved after 5 minutes; for best results, wait 8 hours before use.
These flatbed truck tarp repair kits are available with a 2’ x 2’ square of either black, blue, or red material to blend in with the color of tarp being fixed. An 8 oz. can of vinyl cement also is included.
Consider having several kits on-hand for making emergency repairs on the road. Acting at the first sign of damage can help prevent it from spreading, which could result in a more costly fix or full replacement. Use these kits with any of our tarps, including lumber, steel, roll/dump truck, smoke/nose, three-piece, coil, and machinery styles.