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eseebeck
07-29-2012, 06:43 PM
anyone have luck repairing inflatables. I have a three year old great big brawler and have recently started getting leaks. I found the leaks and they are very close to the seam but not actually in the seam. but they are little "rips" about 1/8 inch long.

whats the best product to repair these or is it time for anew one

Boonejeepin
07-29-2012, 06:45 PM
I used PVC glue and a donor patch from an old raft. Seems to have held up.

I am sure there is a better product out there.

eseebeck
07-29-2012, 06:51 PM
do you mean like pcv pipe type glue? that would make sense, i never thought of that though.

KSmith
07-29-2012, 06:59 PM
You can buy repair kits like the one below but it you are getting these rips frequently it'd seem it may be time for a new one.

http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Tear-Aid-Repair-Kit-B&i=14150&aID=600G8&merchID=4006

parrothd
07-29-2012, 07:16 PM
You can buy repair kits like the one below but it you are getting these rips frequently it'd seem it may be time for a new one.

http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Tear-Aid-Repair-Kit-B&i=14150&aID=600G8&merchID=4006

+1 Use this all the time, can even apply it in use(dry area with towel) and use it right away... :)

eseebeck
07-29-2012, 07:26 PM
is this the tear x type b repair kit. sold through overtons. I am having trouble with thte link but the title comes up type b tear x i think

jmvotto
07-31-2012, 12:29 AM
Go to lowes or Walmart and get pool liner repair kit.

Simple

saskyrider
07-31-2012, 11:32 AM
automotive goop! works awesome, my 3 man tube started springing leaks this year and you just smear that stuff over the leak and let it sit for 24hrs.... awesome stuff!!!

GOOP -- automotive in a red tube..... works for me!!

harmsway
07-31-2012, 11:33 AM
Toss the tube in the trash and purchase a new board in its place!

eseebeck
08-01-2012, 03:57 PM
you mean stick, right !! who would trash a 3 year old sun faded leaking tube and get a board? Sounds pretty foolish to me. Now a new slalom ski might be a good idea.