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Old 15 September 2018, 12:19   #1
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Patch it or tow back to the re-tuber's?

I came in a bit sharp to the floating pontoon and bumped into the angle iron on the corner.

Tubes are undamaged but the sticky flange (I hope that's the right word!) has a tear in it.

What do you reckon- bung a patch on it and if so a patch of what?

Splodge it full of silicone? (... I'm guessing there will be sharp intakes of breath on the one!)

or a whole new strip?

My guess is that we have to stop water being forced into it and de-relaminating more of it?

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Old 15 September 2018, 12:58   #2
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If it were mine I would tear aid it and see how it goes it's a clear material that stretches with the tube material all you do is clean with an alcohol wipe cut your patch out take the backing off stick down job done. Tear aid A&B one for PVC one for hypalon you can get a test kit to decide which is your material I suspect it's hypalon though
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Thanks Jeff,

Order placed on eBay. I'll give it a try.
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Splodge it full of silicone? (... I'm guessing there will be sharp intakes of breath on the one!)
If 'twere I, it would get a toot of black Tech 7 or one of the Sikaflexes and a smooth down with thinners. It's not an inflation issue - you just don't want water getting under it, IMO.
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What willk is saying is a good idea with you having a hole the air trapped with increase in volume in hot weather not that it will make any difference just you will have a bubble when it's warm but water won't get in with the tear aid anyway, this stuff can be applied wet too. I think it's a great product and carry a kit in my tool box for an emergency.
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Tec 7:ordered as well!


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