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Louise Bennett

Soft Crate Repairs

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Hi all,

I have a very loveable Wirehaired Vizsla who also happens to have an evil streak. She's ripped the mesh door of her soft (show) crate to shreds and I am hoping someone might know of someone who repairs them rather than me having to get a whole new crate.

I've already contacted Meg at K9+ (the place where I bought the crate in the first place) and unfortunately she can't help with a new skin as this particular crate has been discontinued and she doesn't have any skins the correct size.

Surely I don't have the only evil puppy around and someone else has already been through this???

Would really appreciate any tips,

Thanks, Louise.

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Rebanne   

I would suggest going to a saddler with the crate and ask them if they can sew some shadecloth or the soft flywire mesh onto the door panel.

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Pudel   

Even an upholsterer or canvas repairer, anyone that sews heavy duty stuff.

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Rebanne   

please let us know how you get on, soft crates are so popular I'm sure you won't be the only one needing ideas on how to repair them.

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trojka   

I had the same problem, but figured that, as the crate was a cheapie, it would probably not be worth getting it repaired. I ended up just cutting the door flap off and used it as a den (well, my dog did). Just a few days ago I got a wire crate though, and I'm very happy with that. It wasn't much more expensive than a new soft crate would have been, either.

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Yes, it was a pity that Louises was an obsolete model as we do have replacement skins for our crates.

What I always advise for repairs if a customer prefers to try this option rather than a replacement skin or in Louise's situation where there was no replacement (hers was a run out sale on an obsolete model crate) is to try marine / motor trimmers or caravan / horse rug repairers. Any of these can do the job.

Most soft crate skin repairs can actually be done on a domestic machine and do not actually require an industrial machine, provided it was not on a section that has several layers of fabric.

We have our embroiderers do any repairs we require. They are great.

Louise, I hope you find someone to help. Otherwise, as I mentioned earlier, you can send it to me to have it done. I do not put any mark ups on work I have done for customers.

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Rebanne   

Louise, I hope you find someone to help. Otherwise, as I mentioned earlier, you can send it to me to have it done. I do not put any mark ups on work I have done for customers.

That's handy to know for the future :thumbsup:

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pirate   

I have used canvas repair places to the mesh on the soft crates normally they can replace it with something heavier. :)

Gayle

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