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Old 03-26-2009, 04:54 PM   #11
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Step 1: Patch the pants on the inside.
Step 2: Feather the edges of the hole.
Step 3: Apply plasti-dip.
Step 4: Hope nobody notices.
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:11 AM   #12
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Silicone was mentioned above. Perhaps a tube of silicone caulk, liberally (if you'll pardon the expression) applied to the knee area, worked in a bit, and then worked to an application of around 1/8". Perhaps simply smeared into the cloth and scraped mosted off...

A bit extreme, but cushiony and waterproof.
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:43 AM   #13
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Hmm, since I wear shorts in the summer but still do crouch down on my knees a lot, I might just spray some Plasti-Dip right on my knee caps.

Or maybe I should finish my coffee and start thinking straight?

That would take care of the hair on my knees eh?
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There are liquid-applied glove products, I think. Remember peeling Elmer's white glue off your hands? Same concept. I remember reading about it but the closest I can find with a quick google is this:
http://www.femail.com.au/hand-shield-liquid-gloves.htm
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:00 AM   #15
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There was a pair of sandals that had no straps. You held it on with adhesive.
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There was a pair of sandals that had no straps. You held it on with adhesive.
That makes me think of Maxi-pads, and then Maxi-pad slippers:


I could just put some Maxi-pads on my knees!
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Old 03-28-2009, 04:54 AM   #17
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Thanks. My mind works in weird ways, lol. I am the king of random facts and knowledge around my Family/Friends.
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Fly in the ointmoint...these things are hot! I got the pants in October and while the pads are great in fall and winter they trap too much heat in, especially if you're sitting down (in a car on a multi hour trip, for example...guess how I know?). I only filled the entire front from knee to below the pockets to keep the pad from shifting, so I can remove them and sew it (by hand, alas) shut above the knee area only. Then it should be fine.

On the upside, I finally remembered to get that Plasti-Dip stuff. I'll test it on a scrap bit of fabric before applying it to the knees of my work pants. Curious to see if it's as flexible as those rubber dipped gloves. Oh yeah, should've gotten a couple disposable brushes. At least those I can get locally.
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OK, I'm applying the plasti-dip to the knees. Considered a curved template, but then looked at how much the fabric on the knees rumples when bending anyway and gave up on making it pretty and just masked off a rectangle. The double front fabric forms three sides anyway.

A useful trick for oil based substances is to just put the brush into a can of water between coats. Saves cleaning in between. Just shake the excess water off before you use it again. I've used that trick for a week at a time, but you have to be careful the water doesn't evaporate.
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