So I'm reading up on all the ways people repair the sump filter. Where the original material is still mostly there, just torn, it seems a coat of JB Weld is enough, while others make metal covers out of aluminum or copper. Is there any reason why a patch of fabric, denim for instance, wouldn't do the job just as well? Glued on with JB Weld and coated on the outside with the same stuff, so no fiber bits can get loose. Natural fibers aren't subject to melting in the hot oil as some synthetics might be. It seems to me it should be possible to get such a patch to conform nicely to the surface, being flexible at least until the JB Weld sets up.