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Questions about sewing letters on tournout gear does this compromise the gear at all?

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  • #16
    Keep the sewing machine on hold.

    Originally posted by MeasterBFD
    My grandmother can sew them for me. She has been a seamstress for years. Do I really really need nomex thread? I am not FF1 cert and won't be for a while. I figure if the thread is going to burn I have more things to worry about then letters falling off. But I plan on just pulling the liner out and having her machine sew them on. If the thread is that big of a deal I can always order some.

    Just because you are not going to be FF1 for a while does not mean that you can't ignore standards. Nomex threat should be used for all repairs, alterations etc. But I do have a recommendation that would work for most applications. Purchase a Fire Resistant panel with the letters already sewn on, that way all you have to do is apply the panel to the coat. Or send the coat into an authorized gear repair company and have them do it, here is a recommendation for you.



    http://www.massarosgearrepair.com/

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    • #17
      If you do not want to spend a fortune, you do not want to buy nomex thread. You SHOULD NOT sew anything to your gear without the right tread. No alterations should be done by anybody that is not recognized to do them. If you would like to know more, contact Rob at Shamrock Gear (330) 313-1220 and ask him how much he would charge to put your letters on. He has very reasonable prices, and you may get the work done for less than the $70 spool of nomex thread that he buys. His website is Fire Gear Cleaning, Inspection and Repair.

      I would not compromise your gear with alterations just to save a few bucks. Even if you are not FF1 yet, that gear may be reissued one day to somebody who is.

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