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  • 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.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_...lGamwyNHlLWDFF
    Last edited by Neal Hinerman; 01-07-2019, 05:03 PM.

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    Re: AAaarrrgggghhhhh!!!! My bag has sprung a leak!!!

    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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    • #3
      Re: AAaarrrgggghhhhh!!!! My bag has sprung a leak!!!

      Alas, it is out of warranty.

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      • #4
        Re: AAaarrrgggghhhhh!!!! My bag has sprung a leak!!!

        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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        • #5
          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.
          "...I think that I will take two small bottles of Dubonnet and gin with me this morning, in case it is needed..."
          Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother

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          • #6
            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.
            Slainte Leibh/ Slan Leat, Bob Cameron

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            • #7
              Re: AAaarrrgggghhhhh!!!! My bag has sprung a leak!!!

              Originally posted by magsevenband View Post
              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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              • #8
                Re: AAaarrrgggghhhhh!!!! My bag has sprung a leak!!!

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


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                • #9
                  Re: AAaarrrgggghhhhh!!!! My bag has sprung a leak!!!

                  Originally posted by thevoidboy View Post
                  Wait. You got 9 years and 5 years out of those bags? That’s actually quite a bit....


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                  My original L&M bag lasted 10.
                  Slainte Leibh/ Slan Leat, Bob Cameron

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                  • #10
                    Re: AAaarrrgggghhhhh!!!! My bag has sprung a leak!!!

                    Spray rubber - like FlexSeal

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                    • #11
                      Re: AAaarrrgggghhhhh!!!! My bag has sprung a leak!!!

                      Buy a new bag....

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                      • #12
                        Re: AAaarrrgggghhhhh!!!! My bag has sprung a leak!!!

                        Originally posted by el gaitero View Post
                        Buy a new bag....
                        Yep...you can tape and glue all you want, but I personally wouldn't trust a repair job to last over the long term. A new Canmore Hybrid has a 2-year warranty...

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                        • #13
                          Re: AAaarrrgggghhhhh!!!! My bag has sprung a leak!!!

                          Originally posted by piper_hm View Post
                          Yep...you can tape and glue all you want, but I personally wouldn't trust a repair job to last over the long term. A new Canmore Hybrid has a 2-year warranty...
                          ..not to mention it is a superb synthetic bag.....

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                          • #14
                            Re: AAaarrrgggghhhhh!!!! My bag has sprung a leak!!!

                            I thank everyone for their replies!

                            As I said earlier, I am unable to buy a new bag at this time. Hopefully I'll be able to get a new Canmore later this year.

                            I'll give the patch idea a chance, looking into Shoe Goo & Aquaseal as possible patch material.

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                            • #15
                              Re: AAaarrrgggghhhhh!!!! My bag has sprung a leak!!!

                              Just fyi ..Canmore Hybrid .$188 at Pipers Hut incl shipping.

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