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Pipebag Seasoning?

Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:45 pm
by Ron McClure
Have a Bannatyne Hide /w Synthetic inside and I am losing air around the goose neck area of the chanter stock area. This is only a small area of approx 2". Can I use Airtight in the area to help seal the air leaks? Will it work thru the synthetic. Your thoughts

Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:55 pm
by ladypiper47
I'm not an expert on seasoning, we have used synthetic bags in our band for many years but I was told that seasoning does not work in the synthetic bags. Also it wouldn't be absorbed by the lining so the material would gum up the insides perhaps.

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:20 am
by MajikPipeR
Don't use seasoning in a synthetic bag. But perhaps a sealant kit for an innertube would work work?

Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:38 pm
by Greg_in_London
First question is whether the bag has a zip.

I used to have a hybrid Shepherd bag - synthetic inner and hide outer.

When it started leaking, there seemed to be sections of the hide bag that were leaking in a porous-sort-of-way. In reality, though, it could have been leaking at some distance from these areas and travelling along a gap between the two skins.

I had some success with seam sealant - a clear plastic (polyurethane?) sealant sold in camping shops for repairing tents and waterproofs.

If you can't get inside, it's more difficult...

[EDIT: I mean using the sealant wherever the bag is damaged ON THE INSIDE - not on the hide on the outside]