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Old 06-25-2014, 06:13 PM   #1
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Where do you buy rat fur?

I'm going to attempt sewing on a patch of rat fur where the bunk hump was sawed off. Anyone purchased surplus brown rat fur?


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Old 06-25-2014, 06:27 PM   #2
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Whoops......found answer on the Scamp website...but still have question.....can rat fur stick to rat fur? Anyone suggest a specific adhesive??


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Old 06-25-2014, 07:27 PM   #3
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Hot melt works well for smallish areas, and "drys" fast making installation easy.


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Okay, I'm weird... I'm one of those people who thinks if something isn't perfect it can be an eye-sore and would drive me nutz. Soooo, instead of trying to blend something that always says "look I'm a patch," I often make that area stand out. Have you considered using contrasting fabric to your upholstery? Or, maybe something like bamboo? Make it obvious like you "intended" it to be that way. YMMV
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:53 PM   #5
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What's "hot melt"???


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Old 06-25-2014, 10:03 PM   #6
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This is the cover up I made (matched with new cushion material I stapled on) and the other pix us the mess I've got.

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Come to think of it the heat from desert sun without AC might remelt and cause release. Northern campers have less worry.
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You have to trap the rats and skin off the pelts, then sew them together and...
just kidding!
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3M Adhesive 90 Spray has worked well for me in glueing rat fur to fiberglass.
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John Linck,

Wadda ya know? I finally have a piece of equipment that ties into my egg......a glue gun......and I know how to use it!


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You have to trap the rats and skin off the pelts, then sew them together and...
just kidding!
I was thinking I would send the cat out to gather me a mess o' rat. But that would take too long and the pelts would have teeth and chew marks.
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You have to trap the rats and skin off the pelts, then sew them together and...
My thoughts exactly.

If you are looking for white rat fur, you may want to try these guys. Outbred rats - Sprague Dawley® Outbred Rat
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Come to think of it the heat from desert sun without AC might remelt and cause release. Northern campers have less worry.
Not exactly the same situation but, when I built my teardrop trailer in 2006, I used industrial grade hot melt adhesive to attach the 'rope trim' inside the trailer cabin. I'd found some leftover 3/8" 'stars 'n stripes' decorative rope at our local Tractor Supply for a bargain price. Since it fit our decorative scheme I bought the entire roll & used it instead of upholstry 'ribbing' or wood/plastic decorative trim. With my hot melt gun it went on easily & has held well; NO sags or other evidence of glue failure. It's been almost 8yrs, more'n 21K miles, & the temperature here in Arkansas frequently exceeds 100 degrees with high humidity. We've also spent considerable time in the desert southwest with no failure of the HMA. Unless subjected to a considerable, continuous load, I can't imagine an industrial strength HMA ever failing due to heat, especially in a FGT.
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I wouldn't expect a true hot melt adhesive to melt in the heat (because it really takes a considerable amount of heat to melt it), but the "low temp" craft variety almost certainly would.. I've had junk the kids made at school fall apart just sitting in my car for a few days.
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