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Old 07 July 2016, 16:32   #1
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Who can recommend this??

Is any good? Or is there a better Alternative?

Have a slow leak that I can't find. It's not the valves I don't think, I've checked them as best as I can.


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Old 07 July 2016, 17:16   #2
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I have heard it works from a good few people never tried it myself. You need to be able to flip your boat around. This is difficult with a rib. Have you doused your boat with soapy water? Always better to fix a small leak then gum up the inside of your tubes. A trick is when checking for leaks to go section by section. Mark off what area you have covered and move on to the next. Also slow small leaks take time to make bubbles with soapy water so mix the soap up thick with the water and let it sit. Slow leaks leave bubbles that line up uniformly they are very small and hard to spot but make a distinct pattern as all the bubbles will probably be the same size.
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Will be alright to flip the boat (thundercat which only weights 65kgish)

I'll try have another look before I buy but my only worry it's on the underside where the hijackers are and you can access this bit.

It will lose all pressure within 4/5days
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How weight critical is your thunder-catting? Does adding an extra kilo of weight matter to you?
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How weight critical is your thunder-catting? Does adding an extra kilo of weight matter to you?

I would prefer not too but I don't race so it's not a big issue...and if it stops the leak it's a win
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I used liquid latex in mine, I think it was PolyMarine. I don't think the brand matters too much, but it made a big difference to mine, would lose air over 2-3 days, now stays for over a week. It's a shame it adds a bit of weight but really that's a small price to pay IMO
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I think ill try find the leak again if not I'll give this stuff a go, cheers for the advice guys!
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ive used it Luke on a sib you wouldn't believe would float again try rib store i think cheaper or poly marine. its all about getting it to the right places inside the best way apart from rolling it around is to take the valve out and have a spray pipe inside the tube tetroseal wax oil use to do a kit for spraying inside box sections on cars /trailers all it is is a pipe with a blank end that has a gap that doesn't seal off the pipe so you get a spray 360 degrees if you haven't a compressor you can use a garden sprayer that you pump up not expensive. the stuff is like milk and runs well dries in a film thats pliable.
if you have a specific area thats bad just make sure you leave the boat resting on the point so the stuff flows over it.
for local spots you could just turn upside down and inject with a seringe and leave until dry.
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So could a tyre sealant be used?

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So could a tyre sealant be used?

Drivesafe Tyre Sealant 330ml Pouch
no its sh-t and for 10 more you get the proper stuff
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