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Old    Jeff (snowfire)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-03-2009, 10:12 AM Reply   
I'm probably going to get slammed for this on a wake forum but here goes. I have an HO tube I pull the kidos on which has developed a small tear, 1 inch or so, long. I'd hate to just toss it, does anyone have any ideas on patching? Is it worth it? What to use, etc.?
Old    DB (lakelife)      Join Date: Feb 2003       07-03-2009, 10:52 AM Reply   
Bicycle tire patch kit should do the job. You might need to get one of those cut-able patches if it's a full inch long... Good luck!
Old    Michael Hunter (mhunter)      Join Date: Mar 2008       07-04-2009, 6:51 AM Reply   
No bicycle repair wont work. Go to sport mart or a camping store and get some PVC repair cement. The tube should have come with some patches if not water bed patches will work or an old inflatable to cut up.
Old    Trevor Dean (drilldaddy78)      Join Date: Jul 2007       07-04-2009, 7:01 AM Reply   
Are you talking about the tube or the outer material. I had ripped the material on mine last year and took it to the guy who did my seats. He charged like $40 plus he reinforced where the rope hookes up and the zippers. Any uphoulstry shop will do that for cheap. If you are talking about the tube Michael is right. You want to use the PVC cement.
Old    Jeff (snowfire)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-04-2009, 10:17 AM Reply   
It's the tube, I'll try the cement and water bed patches. Thanks for the help guys.
Old    Geoff Hatfield (ridealready)      Join Date: Feb 2006       07-05-2009, 11:29 AM Reply   
Email their customer service. They replaced my tube cover on my tube last year for free...
Old    gumtree (gumtree)      Join Date: Mar 2009       07-06-2009, 6:42 AM Reply   
We use Aquaseal, most boat stores can get it, or fly fishing shops have it for repairing waders. Stays flexible.
Old    Cory McLean (kikitlo)      Join Date: Jul 2005       07-06-2009, 11:58 AM Reply   
3M 5200 works real good by itself. At least it has for me.

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