Iron Mend is an iron-on neoprene repair fabric and provides strong, flexible, permanent repairs. Iron Mend may be used to repair neoprene dry suits, wet suits, waders, neoprene gloves and boots, orthopedic supports, and lycra body suits. The Iron Mend increases garment life and the stretch fabric allows flexibility and comfort
Repair your neoprene in seconds with your ordinary household iron and included heat shielding paper. The heat shielding paper is a unique, reusable and heat stable paper used to protect neoprene garments from excessive heat by allowing heat to pass through its surface while creating a buffer to help prevent fabric scorching. Iron Mend has a Barritex protective lining that protects agains abrasion with a flexible and waterproof substrate which is an integral part of IRON MEND repair fabric for neoprene. The Barritex layer is 'sandwiched' between Iron Mend'ss nylon fabric surface and its bottom layer of urethane adhesive.
- 10" x 6" Patch
- Reusable Heat Shielding Paper
- Detailed Instructions
- Wash and completely dry neoprene article
- Set iron temperature to ACRYLIC setting (this setting may be LOW or DELICATE on some irons). Do not use steam. Do not use travel size irons. To test heat settings, pre-test with a small piece of IRON MEND on a non-critical part of the garment (for example the inside leg or sleeve)
WARNING: Do not overheat the iron and always use Iron Mend Heat Shielding Paper between the iron and repair patch. The iron surface should not come in contact with the repair patch or neoprene.
- Put damaged garment on firm, flat surface prior to repairing. Cut Iron Mend with scissors to overlap damaged area by 3/4 inch and place the patch over the damaged area with the urethane-coated side down.
- Place full sheet of heat shielding paper paper carefully over the Iron Mend patch.
- With preheated iron, press the Iron Mend with firm, even pressure for 10 seconds. Lift and rotate the iron and apply for another 10 seconds. Allow repair to cool for a few minutes before testing for secure adhesion. Some repairs may require a second heat application process with more pressure