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Old 25 November 2006, 09:46   #1
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Tube repair

Hello, I have a very small leak on one of my tubes, it is under an existing repair.
Can i put a patch over the existing patch? ( along the top edge, see photo )

I do not want to try to remove the existing patch as it goes all the way under the tube.

Thanks in advance, Steve.
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Old 26 November 2006, 02:30   #2
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do a top notch repair and you will have no problems. I would say the glue is the main thing, of course you have to prep the repair area.
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Old 27 November 2006, 13:29   #3
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Is it leaking in an accessible spot? Or is it leaking underneath somewhere?

If it's on top, you *may* be able to open the existing patch up a bit using judiciously applied heat, and re-glue it. As always, surface prep is critical, especially in the corners (rather, the edges of the opened section.)

Certainly worth trying before gluing a second patch on top.

If it's leaking underneath, won't you have to gain access to the bottom anyway?


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Is it only leaking from the visibile edges?

Also, what are the tubes made of - they look very shiny? You'll only get a good repair if you use the right types of glue - do a search on the forums - loads of info on that subject!
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Tubes are PVC, and look so shiney as they were just washed and were still wet, I dont want to risk damaging the tube attempting to peel back the patch.
I got some polymarine 2 part pvc adhesive and some colour matched pvc with the rib when i bought it so i'll give it a go.

If all else fails I will try an inner tube from :

http://www.geminiindustries.co.uk/in...s%20prices.htm

Any feedback on these would be great.
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I think you'll get away with putting a large patch over it if you do it properly. It will be unsightly though if you want to sell it on because you'll see the patch below it. Other than that it should be pretty sound. As long as you put a big enough patch on it and glue it correctly.
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