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“Flex Seal Pants” Offer Knee Protection
FARM SHOW reader Eldon Linquist has an innovative use for Flex Seal Spray - built-in knee protection for his work pants.   Linquist made this discovery after suffering through the use of foam knee pads for years. Not only were these pads uncomfortable, but he found they were always hard to track down when he needed them most. This inspired him to add a coat of Flex Seal to the knees of his work jeans to see whether the rubber sealant could provide the necessary protection.
While modifying his pants, Linquist placed a piece of cardboard within each leg to prevent them from “sealing” together and sprayed on a thick coat of Flex Seal. The result was a pair of pants with extra padding that lets him work on his knees for extended periods.
Over time, Linquist perfected his technique to two to three coats of spray per leg, allowing each coat to fully dry between sprayings.
He uses his custom pants for projects ranging from pulling weeds in the garden to kneeling on the concrete floor of his workshop.
Linquist has more than seven pairs of pants he’s Flex Sealed, each of which has held up well to the rigors of his projects. They wash up perfectly in the washing machine, and he line dries them outdoors.
Overall, this simple project has saved Linquist both the hassle of tracking down knee pads and the discomfort of using knee protection that doesn’t fit quite right. “Now that I have my Flex Sealed pants, I wouldn’t try anything else,” he says.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Eldon Linquist (ph 605-945-2211).

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2022 - Volume #46, Issue #5