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Old 09-24-2012
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Inflatable leak, PVC

Hello,

I did search the forum first before asking.

I have a small leak in a tube of my PVC dink.

Who has found a great product out there?

What solvent to use on PVC prior for cleaning the area prior to patching?


There seems to be much discussion about using a two part adhesive out there but I am thinking about just using a rubber patch with 5200.

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Re: Inflatable leak, PVC

call NRS (NRS - Kayaking Gear, Rafting Supplies and Boating Equipment) with the boat details, and they will provide a patch kit, specific to the material, location and make of the boat....can't go wrong
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Re: Inflatable leak, PVC

I found the west marine inflatable sealant worked really well. Partially fill up the air, pour in the goop into the tubes, fill up the rest of the way....then foll the boat around for 5-6 turns on each axes. Forms an inner lining it seems.
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Re: Inflatable leak, PVC

Here is a great video "How To" on repairing PVC holes from NRS. How To: PVC and Urethane Boat Repair - YouTube

Pretty impressed with NRS product selection and knowledge base. I have bought other boating "things" from river rafting industry companies and found the product quality very high and generally much cheaper than what we see from the Marine Industry.
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Re: Inflatable leak, PVC

I've gone to just using fast set 5200, no patch unless it's a long tear. Works great, doesn't look too cool, but seems to last forever and is tougher than hypalon. The river raft outfits are the place to buy the inner sealant for HP floors, tubes, etc.
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