JVCC Patch & Repair Tape for Leather and Vinyl surfaces [Gaffers Tape] (REPAIR-1)

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    Purchased Most Frequently: 3 in. x 15 ft. (Tan)
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Product Description

JVCC REPAIR-1 is a strong and reliable leather and vinyl repair tape that is most commonly used to repair school bus seats. However, this high-quality tape has many uses, so if you're looking for a vinyl repair tape for motorcycle seat fabric, this repair tape is a great choice. It's constructed from vinyl-coated cloth, so you can easily tear it by hand without the need of a cutting tool, but you'll get the cleanest cut if you use a razor blade.

JVCC REPAIR-1 leather and vinyl repair tape (gaffers tape) is available in various colors. Colored vinyl repair tape is especially useful when you need to match a certain shade. All the colors have a matte finish. If you need a shinier tape, see JVCC REPAIR-2HD, which is made from polyethylene-coated cloth duct tape. This tape is primarily used indoors but can be used outdoors over short time periods (the tape does not offer any type of UV-protection).

Product Applications

  • School bus seat repair
  • Repair and patch vinyl sofas and seats
  • Repair and patch leather seats and sofas
  • Cover concealment
  • Arts and crafts projects
  • Color-coding
  • Repair car seats
  • Wrap tennis racket handles and bike handles
  • Repair holes in lederhosen
  • Fix holes in office chairs
  • Patch boat seats
  • Cover a fraying convertible top

Application Tips

Always use a razor to cut a piece off. Tearing by hand leaves a rougher edge which allows the edges to be more vulnerable to rolling up. Even scissors have a hard time cutting through it as cleanly as a razor blade since it is heavy-duty vinyl-coated cloth coated with an aggressive adhesive.

A good way to prolong the amount of time it will stay down before its having to be replaced is to apply a small amount of wax on top of the edges, which helps reduce friction.

Remember: gaffers tape is designed to not leave sticky adhesive residue behind like a duct tape would; however, it may still pull up loose debris, finish, etc. from a substrate it is applied to depending on many conditions such as length of time applied, chemicals used to clean the substrate and the composition of the substrate itself (as any adhesive tape would).

* Please Read

Many seating surfaces have accumulated oils, detergents, polishes, and miscellaneous other surfactants that will prevent pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes from forming a bond. Please try testing the surface with any available comparable adhesive tape (masking, gaffers, etc.) prior to purchasing this product to see if this could possibly work for you. If that other tape does not adhere you can try cleaning the substrate first with a damp cloth and then allowing to dry completely. If it still does not stick, then you might need one of the liquid seat repair products available on the market instead (these products would also be less noticeable than a tape repair). Country of Origin: United States.

* Multiple cases may be shipped per package in order to minimize the charge for shipping.


Technical Information

JVCC Patch & Repair Tape for Leather and Vinyl surfaces (REPAIR-1)
  • Carrier/Backing: vinyl coated cloth
  • Adhesive: rubber   How are adhesives different?
  • Thickness: 11 mils (carrier, adhesive)   What is mil thickness?
  • Adhesion: 60 ounces per inch (to stainless steel test panel)
  • Tensile Strength: 48 pounds per inch (longitudinal)
  • Core: 1" diameter
  • Country of Origin: United States
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

REPAIR-1 Standard sizes


2 in. x 15 ft.

Actual Size: 48mm x 15 ft.

REPAIR-1/ 21524

Single Item (1-23 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (24-119 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (120-239 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 240 Items)


a 24% discount

a 25% discount

a 25% discount





3 in. x 15 ft.

Actual Size: 72mm x 15 ft.

REPAIR-1/ 31516

Single Item (1-15 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (16-79 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (80-159 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 160 Items)


a 17% discount

a 18% discount

a 19% discount





Question & Answers

[ viewing questions 1 through 6 of 11 total ]
John Roush Sep 01, 2021
QUESTION: I am constructing an artists portfolio case. The tape will be used to connect two panels. The panels will be opened and closed many times. The panels are constructed of 5 mm plywood that is stained and finished with polyurethane. I need a 3" flexible tape with excellent adhesion. The case may occasionally get rained on but will be inside at all times otherwise. Which is better for my use - JVCC Repair 1 or 2HD?
ANSWER: For something like that we would recommend Shurtape P-672 gaffers tape - that is the tape we most often sell for the spines of books since has much higher tensile strength so better for repeated openings and closings. Thank you.
Jennifer Copeland Aug 21, 2020
QUESTION: Can repair 1 tape can use outside on vinyl
ANSWER: JVCC's REPAIR-1 tape has a vinyl-coated waterproof backing; however, its adhesive coating offers no UV-protection. You can try it for more short-term outside repairs, but be sure there is no gaping between the tape and the substrate applying it to since if water comes into contact with the adhesive-coated side of the tape it does deaden the adhesive pretty quickly. Thank you.
Thomas Marchetti Jul 24, 2020
QUESTION: What tape is best for repair of rip on boat upolstery?
ANSWER: If you don't care about the tape being removable like their REPAIR-1 product then JVCC'S REPAIR-2HD product in a wider 3-inch width should adhere well. Just be sure to read their instructions posted at https://www.findtape.com/p856/?tid=30 about testing with another tape product first. Thank you.
Judy Jan 14, 2018
QUESTION: Would you call this a bright blue, or a navy blue? How would it hold up on an exterior repair?
ANSWER: I would call JVCC's REPAIR-1 dark blue more of a navy blue - can see photo online at:https://static.findtape.com/images/p450/JVCC/JVCC-REPAIR-1-Leather-Vinyl-Repair-Tape-DBLU215.jpg. REPAIR-1 is vinyl-coated cloth gaffers tape which is a waterproof backing; however if you have any gaping between the tape and the substrate it is applied to water will get to the underside of the tape and deaden the adhesive pretty quickly so not sure how long it will last if used for an exterior application.
Bill Mar 18, 2019
QUESTION: trying to repair vinyl seats on golf carts what's difference between gaffers tape and duct tape which should I use
ANSWER: JVCC REPAIR-1 gaffers would probably match closer to your vinyl seat although the REPAIR-2HD would probably adhere longer. Gaffers tape is vinyl-coated cloth while duct tape is polyethylene-coated so would be shinier and not as matte as the gaffers. Gaffers is also designed to remove without leaving a lot of adhesive residue behind although that is over shorter time periods if not left outside and exposed to UV.

User Reviews

[ viewing reviews 55 through 72 of 83 total ]
Gerard M. Verified Buyer Jan 09, 2018
Repair tape
JVCC REPAIR-1 Patch & Repair Tape for Leather and Vinyl surfaces [Gaffers Tape]
Worked great
Donna S. Verified Buyer Dec 11, 2017
great product
JVCC REPAIR-1 Patch & Repair Tape for Leather and Vinyl surfaces [Gaffers Tape]
great product
Thomas M. Verified Buyer Nov 22, 2017
Just what I was looking
JVCC REPAIR-1 Patch & Repair Tape for Leather and Vinyl surfaces [Gaffers Tape]
Just what I was looking for! Prompt delivery.
L. K. Verified Buyer Nov 14, 2017
Tape quality
JVCC REPAIR-1 Patch & Repair Tape for Leather and Vinyl surfaces [Gaffers Tape]
Quality is excellent, color perfect. Product did not work well due to the quality of the fabric upon which it was used.
Linda C. Verified Buyer Nov 13, 2017
Good product.
JVCC REPAIR-1 Patch & Repair Tape for Leather and Vinyl surfaces [Gaffers Tape]
Supplier was great and shipped promptly. Very satisfied.
Jim Verified Buyer Nov 10, 2017
nice tape, just not what
JVCC REPAIR-1 Patch & Repair Tape for Leather and Vinyl surfaces [Gaffers Tape]
nice tape, just not what we need for industrial application.
David L. Verified Buyer Nov 03, 2017
Great tape!
JVCC REPAIR-1 Patch & Repair Tape for Leather and Vinyl surfaces [Gaffers Tape]
After searching for something to repair tears in my antique bus seats I ran across this tape on line. It did the job perfectly. Tough tape, strong bond, good match to the seats.. I'm thrilled with the results.
Betsy B. Verified Buyer Oct 31, 2017
great product used it on
JVCC REPAIR-1 Patch & Repair Tape for Leather and Vinyl surfaces [Gaffers Tape]
great product used it on an old vinyl recliner forest green matched perfect
Bettye A. Verified Buyer Sep 29, 2017
Very Satisfied
JVCC REPAIR-1 Patch & Repair Tape for Leather and Vinyl surfaces [Gaffers Tape]
I was very satisfied with the product. The color was correct and the quality of the tape was just right. I will definitely order again.
Brooks G. Verified Buyer Sep 25, 2017
The Color!
JVCC REPAIR-1 Patch & Repair Tape for Leather and Vinyl surfaces [Gaffers Tape]
I love the flat midnight blue color. No shine at all. Perfect.
Guest Verified Buyer Sep 22, 2017
Vinyl Repair Tape
JVCC REPAIR-1 Patch & Repair Tape for Leather and Vinyl surfaces [Gaffers Tape]
I bought the tape to repair and cover cracks on the seat of my lawn tractor. So far it works great and hasn't peeled off.
Nancy P. Verified Buyer Sep 19, 2017
Leather and vinyl tape repair
JVCC REPAIR-1 Patch & Repair Tape for Leather and Vinyl surfaces [Gaffers Tape]
Worked great on my folding chair. Highly recommended.
Gus R. Verified Buyer Sep 08, 2017
just what I needed
JVCC REPAIR-1 Patch & Repair Tape for Leather and Vinyl surfaces [Gaffers Tape]
just what I needed
Robert C. Verified Buyer Aug 30, 2017
This Gaffers Tape fixed my leather recliner - well enough
JVCC REPAIR-1 Patch & Repair Tape for Leather and Vinyl surfaces [Gaffers Tape]
There was a split at a seam on the arm of my leather recliner, with the stuffing showing through. I tried to contact (via Yelp) several repair people. Only one responded, and he said that he would have to redo the entire arm, but could not guarantee to match the color, so he would not take the job. Even if he'd been willing, it could have cost hundreds of dollars. The gaffers tape was a crossed-fingers attempt at a DIY repair. I put a strip of tape over the split and paired it on the other (undamaged) arm. The color match was not identical, but it was close and contrasted harmoniously. Even my wife agreed that it was good enough that I could keep using it (in our family room}.
Brian R. Verified Buyer Aug 22, 2017
Tape Actually Does Mend Leather Rip
JVCC REPAIR-1 Patch & Repair Tape for Leather and Vinyl surfaces [Gaffers Tape]
... But minus one star because the color does not match my couch.
Joan c. Verified Buyer Aug 21, 2017
Good product & service!
JVCC REPAIR-1 Patch & Repair Tape for Leather and Vinyl surfaces [Gaffers Tape]
Good product & service!
Barb S. Verified Buyer Aug 14, 2017
Great tape!
JVCC REPAIR-1 Patch & Repair Tape for Leather and Vinyl surfaces [Gaffers Tape]
These came in 2 days- were true to size and color, were substantial and best of all worked beautifully to repair the torn seats on our boat....have stayed in place now for 3 weeks through rain and sun, etc. Glad we found them!
Made in the USA
hot melt rubber (synthetic)
Offers the widest range of application flexibility available. Exhibits excellent processing performance whether manually or automatically applied. Has superior tensile strength, adhesion properties and holding force which ensures consistent, reliable seals. Hot melt adhesive will bond faster to a surface which is referred to as quick-grab or quick-stick. It typically has higher tack (will feel stickier to the touch), but is also softer. It has lower heat resistance, shear resistance, and sometimes UV resistance than an acrylic adhesive. NOTE: it is called hot melt because the adhesive is applied hot by the manufacturer and then hardens as it cools (you do not need to apply heat to the tape yourself).
natural rubber
Properties are similar to that of hot melt rubber, but natural rubber often holds where other adhesives won't (recycled fibers, dust, cold, heat and heavy loads). It provides good overall adhesion and moisture resistance.
Offer excellent performance, especially for applications in temperatures less than 40°F and greater then 120°F. It provides excellent clarity, has high shear strength, is usually more permanent/durable even when exposed to moisture, and it ages well over extended periods in fluorescent and sunlight. Since it remains clear for the life of the application and does not yellow over time it is ideal for applications such as sealing white cartons. While it has good initial adhesion it does take 24-48 hours to cure and to achieve its maximum bond strength (has gradual adhesion buildup). Another difference between hot melt rubber and acrylic adhesive is if you fold tape over making the two adhesive sides touch the acrylic adhesive will remain attached to the carrier (e.g. paper, film) while a hot melt adhesive will stick to itself and pull off of the carrier. It is the best choice for clarity, UV resistance and aging characteristics.
Is great for extreme temperature applications since silicone adhesive can work in continuous operating temperatures from -100°F to 500°F. They also exhibit good chemical resistance, retain electrical properties, and remove cleanly with little or no residue.
zinc oxide
Zinc oxide based adhesive formula is a skin-friendly adhesive which is commonly used on sports medicine tapes.
Thickness, AKA caliper or gauge, refers to the distance from one surface of a tape backing, or adhesive, to the other.
1 mil = 1/1000 of an inch
Examples: 1/16 inch = 62.5 mils; 1/32 inch = 31.25 mils
The cut level indicates how many grams of cutting load a glove can withstand from a sharp blade before being penetrated.
Lower gauge gloves are heavier - have thicker construction, fewer stiches knitted per inch and offer less dexterity.
Higher gauge gloves are lighter - have thinner/finer construction, more stitches knitted per inch and offer more dexterity.
Gloves offered typically runs from 7 to 18 (12 and 13 are in the middle of the scale).
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