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Old 14 July 2011, 11:58   #11
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Oh okay, so how about the difference between Bostik and Zodiac's own glue? What should I choose? I'd like it not to be brownish yellow if I get any outside the patch... Heard that the Zodiac glue is good.
Making sure you mark out the patch area is important and will help in not getting too much glue outside the area the patch will cover. Cleaning up well after you patch is important too. You can use the solvent to take off excess glue after you have applied and firmed down the patch. This worked well for me but I learnt last night to make a bigger effort in marking the boat/area with the patch outline. Not only does it help in knowing where to apply the glue, it also helps you get the patch in exactly the right place as once the two surfaces come together they are stuck!! The glue I used came from a recommendation on here which I bought of eBay here is the kit for hypalon HYPALON FABRIC Inflatable Rib Boat Repair Kit Glue GREY | eBay I cannot comment on whether Zodiac or Bostick is better as I do not have any experience of them. Suffice to say the glue I bought was easy to use and it sticks very well!!
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Old 14 July 2011, 12:27   #12
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thought you had to use pvc 2 part glue that link is for hypalon glue!
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Old 14 July 2011, 13:08   #13
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Yikes!

Just took a better look at my floor and noticed this... Must be some membranes or something inside of it that's gone bust? Will this make the floor pop like a balloon?
Looks like a calzone or something back there
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Old 14 July 2011, 13:12   #14
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that looks terminal:-(
is that at the full 11psi?
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Old 14 July 2011, 13:22   #15
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Not sure, havent got a measure thing for air pressure. But it's pretty hard pumped.
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Old 14 July 2011, 13:34   #16
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I should think Bostik being huuuugge in glue that any 'Zodiac' glue is re-branded Bostik. Regardless I think Bostik is the industry norm. Any excess outside the patch can be cleaned off with the correct solvent. The website that S-J linked to in post #6 gives superb step by step instructions.
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Old 14 July 2011, 13:46   #17
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Did the soap test and sprayed the whole floor with water/dishwashing soap.

Only one leak that I can find, pretty easily located but just close to that big balloon... NO GOOD!

Any one else seen a balloon like this?
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Old 14 July 2011, 14:04   #18
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no how are they constructed inside those floors are they chambers or that thousands of fibres type like this http://www.affordableinflatable.com/...-Structure.jpg supose if it is like the link then if a space of fibres was to come lose in some way could cause a bubble ?
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also heres a little video on patching pvc rib
‪How to repair punctures in PVC inflatable boat, raft or kayak.‬‏ - YouTube
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Thanks!
I wish I had an X-ray machine for these times... I wonder if that is the case, perhaps that inner part with the fibers has loosened from the outer layer of PVC... But I can't imagine what would make it come loose, if that was the case I guess the bubble would be only on one side?
So it's more likely, in that case, that the fibers has been torn off in that section... But that's also weird... Would love to see a "cut through" image of exactly this model!
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