Originally Posted by beamishken
I've just acquired a very very cheap tornado 4.5 with very badly uv damaged tube tops it realy needs a re tube but just wondering if one of the tube paints would help seal the porous tubes
Thought we might be able to squeeze another year or two out of the tubes
Anyone have any experiences good or bad?
I'm sure I read a thread on here saying the paint was good for pin holes & porosity but it may have been referring to hypalon & I can't find the thread
Ken the internal repair stuff I call it milk it looks like it works very well the problem you have it coating the whole area ok with a sib just throw it around on the lawn, with a rib you would have to do something like take the valve out and use a pipe with a spray end like they use for coating international box sections with waxoyl then replace the valves then pump up also change the air a couple of times. We did one many years ago and I wish I could show you it had no external coating (hypalon ) we painted ours but I suspect you would have to cover yours with wear patches all about cost really but the milk £12 odd / 500 MM worth it.
The other option is internal bladders ribcraft do them.