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Old 04 January 2013, 13:44   #11
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I would remove the patch, clean then key an area slightly larger than the original patch. You can chamfer the top edges of your new patch with sand paper if you lay the edge along a dowel (broomhandle is ideal). This helps prevent them catching again.
All you have to do really is be very even with glue application and rolling from centre after. Room temperature is good too.
I must say that however much care I take, there is a certain Mr Banyard in Lostwithiel that makes patches on tubes seem utterly desirable!!
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Use a heat gun to remove the old patch. I would also take Acetone or MEK and clean off all the old glue as it failed. I found neoprene gloves provide hand protection, and scuffy pad does a great job of removing the glue without removing material. Once clean rough up the area, and rough up a patch slightly larger than what is on there now. Make sure all edges are rounded meaning circles are better than squares. Follow the gluing instructions and you should be good to go!
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Old 08 January 2013, 09:24   #13
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Hello, good to see another person from Suffolk on here!

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hey will!!....wish I lived a bit closer to the water to be honest! wife, kids and I have spent the last nine years in cornwall, so its a bit of a shock to be honest!

Dont spose you fancy helping fit a patch to a battered avon do you!! lol !!

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hey will!!....wish I lived a bit closer to the water to be honest! wife, kids and I have spent the last nine years in cornwall, so its a bit of a shock to be honest!

Dont spose you fancy helping fit a patch to a battered avon do you!! lol !!

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Unfortunately I have never done a patch before, where exactly are you located?
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hi again mate...im just outside stowmarket! looking for a dinghy of some sort too....like a mirror dinghy or similar...dont spose you know of any locally? cheers!!
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hi again mate...im just outside stowmarket! looking for a dinghy of some sort too....like a mirror dinghy or similar...dont spose you know of any locally? cheers!!
Im inbetween Ipswich and Colchester.

hmmm I've got a mirror as well!

Best bet is to keep an eye out on ebay etc as you can pick a decent one up for under 100!
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