When not skiing or snowboarding, many outdoor activities keep us fit and require gear maintenance and accessories. Additionally, many ‘cross pursuits’ require similar gear.
McNett, the leading maker of care, repair, water treatment and personal comfort products and parent company of GearAid has an extensive online Repair Guide that helps you select proper products and shows you how to efficiently take care of your gear. Like a lot of gear, outerwear and equipment issues, taking care of your stuff is easier than you think, once you understand the straight forward steps.
Improve performance, prolong the usable life of your of your gear and equipment and save unnecessary expenses. By simply replacing your ‘under performing’ gear with ‘new and improved’ versus spending a little time, effort and less expense is far more economical.
The McNett Gear Repair & Maintenance Guide covers the following gear types which we offer in our store:
- Footwear Care & Repair
- Outwear Care & Repair
- Tent Repair & Maintenance
- Packs & Gear Care & Repair
- Sleeping Bag & Pads Repair
- Paddlesports Care & Repair
One option to repair splits and slices in plastic boats is hot air plastic welding with compatible plastic welding rod. Check out this excellent video on how to weld a plastic boat submitted by 4CRS aka Four Corner River Sports. Check out 4CRS on YouTube videos for excellent paddling action:
This is also a very viable technique to repair all kinds of plastics in our gear, including ski boots (cracks and holes) and ski/snowboard bases. We’ve been experimenting with some base repairs with good results. One concern is controlling the temperatures and air dispersement so more than the repair area is not affected. With a digital heat gun and small nozzle, it’s been pretty straight forward and encouraging so far.Continue Reading »