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Old 02 June 2011, 18:26   #1
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Heat gun and pliers

Well I thought I would have a go at repairing the tubes on my Ribcraft 585. A few of the wear patches and bands were looking a bit tatty so I softened the glue with a heat gun and pulled it off with a pair of pliers. I bought some hypalon and glue and I'm going to have a go this weekend as the forecast is good.

I will post photos of the finished results on Sunday along with the wise words of wisdom

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Maybe a stupid question but wen re gluing/ performing this type of repair, what should be the tube pressure(if any)? Good luck with the work!
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Tube pressure should be nice and firm, you don't want to be gluing large patches with wrinkles in the tubes!
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Tube pressure should be nice and firm, you don't want to be gluing large patches with wrinkles in the tubes!
OK, thanks
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Maybe a stupid question but wen re gluing/ performing this type of repair, what should be the tube pressure(if any)? Good luck with the work!
Yes they are pumped to the max 3 psi as you need to apply pressure to ensure a good bond.

Sanding back the shine off the tubes and degreasing with bostik m501 cleaner is also a good idea.
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