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Old 16 September 2011, 14:00   #11
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Sorry, to clarify my earlier post which was hastly put together whilst 'taking a break' from preparing a report at work

Some internal sealants are not really meant for deflated boats as the coated insides of the tube will stick to each other.
Some are however OK, so you just need to be careful which one you choose. I believe the one sold at Ribshop is OK but you'd need to ask them to be sure.

Nasher.
Cheers for that, will do.
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Old 19 September 2011, 07:50   #12
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Just to say that I did the leak check yesterday and the technique works a treat! I used very dilute washing up liquid and applied it using a small wash bottle, the sort where you squeeze it and a thin jet comes out of a tube in the top.

Thankfully there were very few leaks, and the seams are generally in good shape which I'm relieved about. Those that I found were from a couple of areas repaired by previous owners and from a particular area on Metzelers right at the very front where the Hypalon is permanently folded in a bit of an awkward shape and is obviously prone to wear and leaks. In that area both the seams and the material itself had leaks and I'm going to have to use a big patch to repair and reinforce the material. Should be good or a few more years once done though.
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