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Old 01-07-2019, 05:55 PM   #1
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Default AAaarrrgggghhhhh!!!! My bag has sprung a leak!!!

Newish Canmore Hybrid. Any ideas as to a possible solution? This is the only area where it's leaking, and finances preclude the purchase of a new bag at this time.

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Old 01-07-2019, 07:56 PM   #2
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If it's "newish", can you not return it to Canmore (ask first of course)? They have a 2-year guarantee.
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:45 PM   #3
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Alas, it is out of warranty.
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:12 PM   #4
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Oh too bad. I know someone who used a small tent repair patch (PVC I think) and glued that to the inner side of the leaky area. I myself used Shoe Goo on a smallish portion around the end of the zip on a Bannatyne WMC. Still holding after a year or so.
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:06 AM   #5
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Default Re: AAaarrrgggghhhhh!!!! My bag has sprung a leak!!!

IMO, all of these bags on the market these days leak for various reasons and they are overpriced to boot..shoe goo has worked for me as well..needs a couple of days to cure properly, apply liberally.
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:21 AM   #6
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Default Re: AAaarrrgggghhhhh!!!! My bag has sprung a leak!!!

Another vote for Shoe Goo®. My first synthetic bag started leaking after 9 years and a dab of Shoe Goo® kept it playing until I got in a replacement. However, it's replacement failed- cracked open at the bass drone grommet -after about 5 years, 5 minutes before I was to start playing for a wedding. I was able to McGiver it with a bootlace and electrical tape and ordered a Gannaway bag when I got home. Nowadays, I keep a spare bag with tied-in stocks in rotation.
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:44 AM   #7
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IMO, all of these bags on the market these days leak for various reasons...
Yeah, I think a good policy is to have fewer grommets and zips like in the days of yore (but I guess that's not always possible if there're moisture control innards, etc)
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Wait. You got 9 years and 5 years out of those bags? That’s actually quite a bit....


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Wait. You got 9 years and 5 years out of those bags? That’s actually quite a bit....


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Spray rubber - like FlexSeal
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