Nylon or Polyester for Flag Repair

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DH left his flag out during a thunderstorm, and afterward found a slit
in it.  I inspected the damage, and it's only the stitching given way
-- I can overlap the flat-felled seam and top stitch it.  

Fading will send the flag to the Legion hall at the end of this summer
or the next, so I'll use thread I've already got.  

I've got "long fiber" (i.e. chopped into staple) polyester and
filament nylon.  Which will stand up to sun longer?  

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Joy Beeson
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The old ones I have look like poly to me. Certainly not mono.

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Ron Anderson A1 Sewing Machine
18 Dingman Rd Sand Lake, NY 12153
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On Mon, 25 Jul 2011 16:58:42 -0400, "Ron Anderson"

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I should have said polyfilament nylon, i.e., not chopped.  

Basted the seam today, found other seams that have come undone on one
side, and a few inches of side hem that needs to be re-stitched.  All
at the flapping end, so not much work to repair.

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Joy Beeson
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Polyester is much more UV resistant than untreated nylon.

Kay

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