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FIXING YOUR INFLATABLE
Selleys Plastic Glue
Sometimes you get a leak where a patch cannot be used ie over a seam or close to a rubbing strip or other hard plastic fitting. The following product was recommended to me and it works. Sometimes you have to reapply but it is quick to dry, just a few minutes. The product is Selleys plastic glue which can be purchased at any Selleys bar for about $14.00. It is a two part product with a primer and essentially instant glue. See following http://www.selleys.com.au/adhesives/household-adhesive/quick-fix-adhesive/plastics-glue/
PVC Inflatables, small air leak repair
PVC inflatables seem to become porous over time.If you can find no obvious holes but your inflatable deflates all the time this may be the reason. A product I found and used with success on a well used 8-9 year old Maxxon is available at this address
This product works in the same way as emergency tire repairs. A latex product is introduced through the valve and the boat inflated. You then rotate the boat in all directions to provide a coating of product on all internal surfaces. Where there is a small leak the product will ooze out drying quickly on contact with the air and fixing the hole. Unfortunately it was not successful on the airdeck so a replacement inflatable for the next season .
Loctite, Freeze and release .
Loctite® Freeze & Release penetrating oil instantly freezes seized and rusted bolts, nuts and studs down to -38°F (-39°C). The exceptional shock-freeze effect of this penetrating oil causes microscopic cracks in the layer of rust, allowing the lubricating ingredient to wick directly into the rust by capillary action. The rusted bolt assembly can be easily dismantled after allowing only 1-2 minutes penetration time.
How it Works
Loctite® Freeze & Release instantly chills seized and rusted parts (bolts, nuts, studs) down to -39°C. The exceptional shock-freeze effect causes microscopic cracks in the layer of rust, allowing the lubricating ingredient to wick directly into the rust by capillary action. The assembly can be easily dismantled after allowing 1-2 minutes reaction time.
Product Features & Benefits