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Old 15 May 2012, 04:30   #1
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Metzeler - Rubber or PVC?

Gday all

I've found an ancient Metzeler in the old man's back shed and need to glue the patches down around the valves, however I'm not sure if it's rubber or PVC.

Would someone be able to help me out? I've attached a photo of the 'ID panel'.

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Old 15 May 2012, 04:49   #2
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You want to be using Hypalon.
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Cheers for the quick reply Ribshop!

Out of interest and for future reference, how can you tell in this case?
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Metzeler have always been neoprene (Hypalon)
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Fair enough, although I must admit I'm not convinced that Metzeler are only Hypalon.

- Plenty of folks on the ol' internet seem convinced they have a PVC Metzeler.

- They're listed under both the Hypalon and PVC sections on a number of websites.

- Looking through the valve I think the inside colour is similar to the outside.

- A few people reckon the construction/material changed when Zodiac bought them.

- The bloke in the inflatable shop today asked which one I have, implying there are more than one.

I do, however, know nothing about this stuff, so am willing to be schooled!

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Try repairing it using PVC glue and when it falls off you will know itís Hypalon.
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Ha... awesome reply! I actually laughed out loud, or LOL as 'they' say.

Gotchya! Cheers.
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Try repairing it using PVC glue and when it falls off you will know itís Hypalon.

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