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Old 16 June 2013, 18:13   #1
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Repair Patch - Need Advice

Hi all, I need a little advice on fixing a patch that came off this weekend at Lake Nacimiento (The Dragon). See pics
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Old 16 June 2013, 18:14   #2
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Old 16 June 2013, 18:18   #3
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(1) There's lots of threads on repairs so do a search
(2) Its all about the prep.
(3) Make sure you know what the materials are made of and you have the right glue and instructions. Hypalon and PVC are not interchangeable.
(4) I've no experience with your toluene replacement - it might do the same job, it might do almost the same job, or it might not.
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The toluene replacement will be fine for cleaning-it's got acetone in it. It should remove excess glue too. I've used acetone for both cleaning tubes and removing excess glue in the last few weeks.

Don't know about using it for thinning glue, but I suspect you won't need to thin the glue for that patch.
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Old 17 June 2013, 00:08   #7
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Rogue Wave,

Thank you. Follow up question; should I be overly concerned about the separation of the top layer of the tube to the back of the patch? I opted not to remove the patch completely, so I am stuck with that light grey material separated from the darker inner tube material.

I am just going to do my pest to prep everything and piece it back together as best I can an hope it holds.
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Replace the patch completely. The section you're going to glue on is frayed. Remember - preparation is key.
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Old 17 June 2013, 09:47   #9
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Replace the patch completely. The section you're going to glue on is frayed. Remember - preparation is key.
Spartacus,

Thanks, should I pull the whole patch even if it takes off more of the top material? Seems a little counter intuitive because when I pulled it back it exposed more of the darker material. If I use my solvent can I pull it off cleanly? The patch is about 1/3 off.
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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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