Anyone who flatbed's knows that when tarping your system one of your main concerns once you have your cargo secured and covered by your tarp, is how long will that tarp last without getting punctured or worn down. Even the most experience flat-bedder knows that sometimes an unknown piece of road debris, an unseen piece of what your hauling or just plain weather can wear down the tarp. Luckily here at Tarpstop, we have seen a lot of this and want to help those on the road who can't bring there rig in for whatever reason whether time or location.
Any tarp repair begins with reviewing the damage and seeing if it is a quick fix or something more. Minor tears can be repaired using tarp tape or vinyl glue. Damage that is more substantial will require a patch with either a strong glue or a stitched repair. Damage to seams always requires the strongest repair methods in order to prevent the damage reoccurring. Below are just a few Tips and Tricks on the best tools and ways to repair your tarp on the go.
Always keep a grommet repair kit close at hand or in the glove box. It's easy on the road to quickly re-outfit some of your grommets to make sure that what you are covering is safe and secure.
When patching your own tarp use a tarp repair kit. It is an excellent tool to patch small tears. It sometimes works best if you get to lay the tarp flat while repairing. Sometimes it helps to rub it with a round roller but if you don't have one that is fine.
PATCHING A TARP
When using glue with your tarp it is better to go per quart. Try cutting your patches into round pieces and always remember that it is recommended to patch both the inside and outside.
Interested in learning more. Call one of the below locations today.
TARPSTOP TOLEDO, OH
12000 WILLIAMS RD
PERRYSBURG, OH 43551
TARPSTOP TAYLOR, MI
7800 BEECH DALY RD
TAYLOR, MI 48180
TARPSTOP GARY, IN
6801 MELTON RD
GARY, IN 46403