Originally Posted by Fred.
All the tubes leak on my valliant behind the fender / rubbing strip ! (well, 3 out of the 4, & 4th is a slow puncture that I haven't found yet!
So no straight forward patches !
So does this make it a Major Job in having to completly remove the rubbing strips Or is it possiable to to just ease the rubbing strip free around the areas where the leaks are & re-glue !!!
Any step by step guide for a novice would be much appreciated before I ruin something !
Remove the rubber rope holder above the rubrail.
Slice an incision in the spot behind it.
Patch the leak from the inside...apply mastic around your inside patch to prevent weepage.
On the way out, cover your incision with an inside/outside patch
Glue the rubber rope holder back over your patch
If you've never glued before, leave this to a professional.