Originally Posted by adamjameswatson
Yes, no bubbles on the valves either. Apparently my nearest rib repairer is Southampton too. It seems I live in a bad area for ribs, but I will keep investigating.
They are easy fix when you find the leak
Pvc or hyplon ? Use correct glue for fabric
First question picture off area with leak make patch suitable round corners to fit
Clean tube first on area hold patch on area before glue
Draw pencil line around patch
Mask tape close to pencil line to stop excess glue making a mess
Apply correct glue to patch and tube wait till touch dry read glue instuctions apply two coats if nes
When touch dry
Make sure tube is flat and on a flat surface carefully place patch in correct position the First time ! It will stick fast ! Roll it on gently ! Leave 24 hours
Blow boat up soap test it for leaks !
On bad tears it will you will need to put a patch inside the tube ! as well as outside these can be tricky ! Done many