Saving old Levi's : LUSENET : A Country Singletree : One Thread

I have several pairs of jeans that have started wearing thin on the knee and seat area and remembered a trick I was taught by a roofer. Gasket seal by permatex not only puts an end to the ripping in the knees, but also adds tire style traction for kneeling on sloped roofs (he even treated his seat so he wouldn't slide when sitting on a roof). Anyway, I put the jeans on and rubbed the permatex gasket gel into the fabric to completely saturate the fabric. Let it dry, then put the jeans in the drier to set it in. I just make sure to wash my road patch jeans seperately from my good clothes since they are the greasy ones anyway.

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (, June 01, 2002


Hmmmm, interesting approach. Now, you say you you put them on and applied the gasket to have seen THAT! Butt and knees ya say? Wondering what music would you play in the backround, "shoulders knees n' toes", or "ya put yer left foot in, ya put yer..." OR, Led Zepplin? lol ...Theme to Deliverance?

I'm just messin' with ya!!! Buuuut it does conjure images!

You know Levis are like 4 bucks at Good Will, how much does gasket seal cost? :)

-- Patty (, June 01, 2002.

Pematex is $3 a tube and a tube patched six pair and I still have about a third left. I like the Firestone jingle myself, "Where the rubber meets the road, that the world of firestone" :>)

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (, June 02, 2002.

Jay dear, you don't repair those old Levi's! ! You sell them for big bucks! !

I just recently read an article about jeans. Goodness! The things these "designers" do to jeans to make them look old and worn before they sell them for $100.00 a pair. . . and UP ! ! They are even putting wrinkles in them around the upper thighs to make them look worn.

One of the things that is hardest for me to understand is people spending such a large chunk of their funds on "designer" duds. Or even worse, sheets for the bed! There will never be a day you will find me with Ralph Lauren clothes on my bod or bed. If I'm going to promote someone so they can make big bucks and jet set with the beautiful ones, I think I'll wear my own name on my shirt instead of Tommy Hilfigers!

-- Granny Hen (cluckin, June 02, 2002.

For the night club look, leave a pair in an old goat barn for 7 years.

They'll come out looking like a skeleton!

Might want to be sure to wear something under them.

-- Rick in SW West Virginia (, June 02, 2002.

Ok, I just want to get this straight. I don't want comments, I don't want to comment. But you patched the seat of your jeans, and you're talking "the world of Firestone". Is that right?

-- Don Armstrong (, June 03, 2002.

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