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Old 05 January 2009, 06:56   #1
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Need advice what to do with tube.

Hello everyone,

Could you please advice me what is the best solution to make this tube area beautiful again

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zubol

PS. Dimensions: length: 54cm, width: 65cm
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Old 06 January 2009, 18:42   #2
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I'd take off the current patches and have another go at tidying it up.

Alternatively contact a tube manufacturer and see if they'll sell you a cone on its own.

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If it's a DIY job I wouldn't be replacing the cone. I would however have the old patch off and a new peice of fabric custom cut to fit right around the cone with the join under the existing cone and out of sight.
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If it's a DIY job I wouldn't be replacing the cone. I would however have the old patch off and a new peice of fabric custom cut to fit right around the cone with the join under the existing cone and out of sight.
On looking at your pics I would have to agree with Hightower.
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Old 07 January 2009, 14:46   #5
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I would take the hot air gun and warm up the seam to 65-70 degrees celcius. Then pulling off the seam tape and then opening the seam to the cone. Buy some new material, the colour is marine grey. then to the cone apart and copy the parts on new material. Sand the seam area,and bond a new cone. You will be expressed, what you can if you want.

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Old 07 January 2009, 14:55   #6
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take off the patches and see what is underneath them first of all and post photos ,the fabric looks knackered as it is delaminating around the patches .definitely dont put a new patch on with the seam under the cone as this puts it in the most vulnerable part of the cone .
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Old 08 January 2009, 08:53   #7
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Thanks for yours replies.

I bought the RIB with huge hole on the end. (There patches are).
I decided to use inner tube for that part of tube (2,5 m) to make sure that there is no more holes and the air stay where it should
Then I put hypalon patches just to glue a hole.
Now, I would like to do something with this. Let say, create patch for all area where existing patches are.
But I am not sure if so huge patch (length 54cm, width: 65cm) in irregular shape will fix well.
Also I have a difficulty to buy so huge part of hypalon.
Do you thing I can change hypalon to some other material? Just to make tube prettier.

Could you please tell me what material is used on new photo. Is it a hypalon or something else ?

Thank you for your help.
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the wear patches in the photo are hypalon ,you could cover the top of the cones with flat grey rubbing strakes100mm wide laid longitudinally and carefully shaped ,this would cover the patches better ,and i could sell it to you !!!
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