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Old 04 September 2009, 08:52   #1
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The tubes on my rib (hypalon) are in pretty good nick visually but they leak air and the chambers are leaking into each other so in effect I have one chamber only!!!.

Is it possible to repair this kind of problem as a retube is beyond my funds at present.


Any advice would be much appreciated.


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Old 04 September 2009, 09:38   #2
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it may be possible to repair but are you sure they are hypalon as originally they would have been PU ,can you post some photos of the rib ,if it is hypalon do you know who retubed it and when
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Old 04 September 2009, 09:59   #3
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Hi Paul

yes definitely hypalon.

The tubes were made by a guy from Avon at Melksham in hypalon using
the old PU tubes as a pattern.

I fitted the tubes myself with the help of some mates.

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If the interior leak in between tubes is very small you could try interior sealant, the one you mix with water and pour indide tubes through air valves as an alternative cheap solution.

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How old are the new tubes, can't you go back to the company who made them?
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If the interior leak in between tubes is very small you could try interior sealant, the one you mix with water and pour indide tubes through air valves as an alternative cheap solution.

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How does this work? I can't work out how the stuff would get to the top of the tube inside.
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The tubes are over 10 years old and made by a private individual not a company.

The rib hasn't had a great deal of use over the years which is why they still look pretty good.



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How does this work? I can't work out how the stuff would get to the top of the tube inside.
I think you have to rotate the tubes to spread it round!
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