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Old 26 August 2013, 12:59   #1
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Brig seam repair

I have a very slow puncture from the seams on the ends of both tubes on my Brig rib.

The seams are lifting slightly causing this leak....the tubes lose a small amount of pressure overnight.

What is the best method to repair this....is there a 'tape' of some variety that can be used to reinforce the seam or do I need to make a full repair.

If I went down the professional repair route, what would I expect to pay?

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Old 26 August 2013, 14:14   #2
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To get a neat job a professional repair is a good idea. Are you sure it's a slow leak and not just temp fluctuations? There's no doubt that slow ones at Brig can be a real irritation though! Hopefully it's not seam failure as that can be very tricky and expensive.
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Deffo a slow leak.....bubbles to prove it!
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I take it that it is out of warranty? I'd suggest you post some pictures of the leaking part here. Some of the experts may be able to advise on a DIY repair - or give an estimate for a pro-fix. From Shropshire you are somewhere between RIBshop (Southampton) and Henshaws (Wincanton) and Eurocraft / SIT (both in Preston). The first two are Trade Members on here which many people would regard as important. They both have an excellent reputation. Are the tubes Hypalon or PVC?
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I take it that it is out of warranty? I'd suggest you post some pictures of the leaking part here. Some of the experts may be able to advise on a DIY repair - or give an estimate for a pro-fix. From Shropshire you are somewhere between RIBshop (Southampton) and Henshaws (Wincanton) and Eurocraft / SIT (both in Preston). The first two are Trade Members on here which many people would regard as important. They both have an excellent reputation. Are the tubes Hypalon or PVC?
It's a damn shame Poly, that the many (and there were many) "representatives" from a well known RIB assembler that rhymes with "Frig" are no longer with us to give their copious and endless commentary on matters pertaining to their sponsor's products.
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I will take some photo's tomorrow and post here.

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