|it has a leak on the seam. should be easy fix but what glue to use? |
|By TR (biz) on Monday, November 29, 2004 - 7:45 am:
|Use a waterbead repair kit if it not too big of a leak. I did this and it held up for two years before finally bursting. i must add that it did not burst where the repair was!!! The seam finally gave way right next to the repair.|
|You could also buy a pool repair kit for around $4.00 that will come with a huge vinyl repair sheet and a large tube of glue for the many many repairs that are associated with fat sacs. They are found at all pool supply stores. Seam repairs are no problem, just use tape to keep the edges down.|
| Ty, |
I know the Operations Director at a big water park. His people repair hundreds of punctures and tears in the float tubes at the park each season. After a lot of testing, they found the best product for this repair is Bostic 1100 Fast Set Urethane. You asked what the best product is, this is it. It is hard to find, as it is typically sold for industrial use. I purchased some from a company named Monarch Adhesives in Lake Forest, California.
If I could not get the Bostic product, I would try 3M 5200.
|Sevylor seam sealer works well, but it is a bit expensive from West Marine. It is made for fixing tubes and stuff. |
|waterbed repair kit @ walmart!!!|
|I second the Sevylor sealer as I sealed up a hole in a football with the stuff! Works great on tubes!|
|Pool repair kits are the best way to go i've been able to fix alot of rips and with the repair kit |
|Reinforce the seam with fabric before applying the glue or the seam will pull apart again. I've found tent repair kits work great. Fabric and waterproof glue included.|
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|pete from letsgoride.com just told me to use pvc glue... |
what do you think?
|I'd test it first. PVC 'glue' is more like solvent. Melts the plastic.|
|Ive heard very good things about the 3m 5200. like adding valves to fat sacs and putting 1000+ lbs of pressure on the seal|
|3m 5200 is the way to go? Letsgoride still says to use pvc glue. |
would you use 5200?
|nacho tells the truth I added a bottom port to my sac's fro the drain. works awsome.|
|best place to buy some?|
|Just about any hardware store carries it, or try your local marine shop.|