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Old 17 June 2013, 13:32   #11
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You can use a little heat from a hot air gun. You need to remove that patch.
It will be much worse going back and redoing a leaking/ poorly applied re-patch and newly applied glue.

Just take your time and follow glue opps you will find with a search.

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Squid,

Thanks, I will try a hair dryer. Cut a new patch or clean and replace the old one? Size and shape is unique and I am concerned about gettin it right.
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Thanks, I will try a hair dryer. Cut a new patch or clean and replace the old one? Size and shape is unique and I am concerned about gettin it right.
New patch mate, I would walk ya through this but off to sea.

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Get rid of the old patch entirely and throw it away. You need 2 brand new patches. For that large a hole you need an inner and outer patch.

Lots of threads here with patching instructions.
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Get rid of the old patch entirely and throw it away. You need 2 brand new patches. For that large a hole you need an inner and outer patch.

Lots of threads here with patching instructions.
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Inside? I would have to cut into the tube. It is holding air now. That sounds really destructive.
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Old 17 June 2013, 21:58   #15
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Starting Repairs

Step One: Used hair dryer to pull the patch back and carefully keep most of the top layer of the tube.



Step Two: Cut away excess fabric exposing inside layer of the tube.



Step Three: Pause to reflect on how gnarly this looks and ask for more advice before I cut into things. I will be sanding off the glue while I wait for some mates to post advice.

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Suggested Patch?



How do I best fit a patch for a tapered cone? That is some higher math.
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Can anyone recommend a shop in California near San Luis Obispo that can repair tubes? Santa Barbara, San Francisco or Ventura.

This is beyond my DIY skills; complex cone repair.
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Sal's inflatables in Alameda; kind of a opinionated guy, but the only one in my area.

salsinflatables.com 510-522-1824

Used to be a shop in Ventura (more of a retail place); don't know if they're still in business.

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If you're searching for a repair shop, try rafting places as well. I suspect there are more of them than actual marine repair facilities.
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Sorry I didn't realize this was just the outer layer of hypalon and the inner layer plus scrim was still intact. So no inner patch IMHO.

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How do I best fit a patch for a tapered cone? That is some higher math.
The circle is too small. You probably want an egg like shape with the tip of the egg pointing towards the tip of the cone. Minimum 1" overlap of the patch onto solid intact fabric.
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