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I don't want to have to be flat-out overnight...

Posted: 3 Oct 2020, 1:40pm
by simonineaston
Are we thinking that any of the various quick solutions on offer to fix punctures on our inner-tubes would be suitable to fix a 'flat' in an air bed? I'm asking 'cos the one that came with my air-bed has gorn awol and I wish to arrange an alternative.

Re: I don't want to have to be flat-out overnight...

Posted: 3 Oct 2020, 2:08pm
by Jdsk
Is the area that you're trying to patch made of rubber? If so your chances are good but try and remove any coating, fabric etc first.

If not not. But you could try with the self-adhesive type.

Jonathan

Re: I don't want to have to be flat-out overnight...

Posted: 3 Oct 2020, 2:32pm
by mjr
If not, ortlieb pannier repair patches may work. If it's on a fuzzy surface, the inside has to be patched, which is either difficult or impossible, depending on the bed design.

Re: I don't want to have to be flat-out overnight...

Posted: 3 Oct 2020, 5:39pm
by simonhill
When I had a hole in my Thermarest many years ago, I just put some glue into/onto the hole. No patch. It worked fine.

I think that the glue was something suitable for whatever material it was made of. A patch would have to withstand rolling up, etc so no patch is better.

Re: I don't want to have to be flat-out overnight...

Posted: 3 Oct 2020, 5:54pm
by landsurfer
This is going to sound daft ... but it worked .... aerosol tyre puncture can ... Squirted it into air bed ... when fully inflated, deflate bed .. .... squirted in again ... repeat until can empty and air bed inflated ... then throw it to the kids and get them to bat it around the garden ....


Leak fixed ... satis ... ... surprisingly ..

Re: I don't want to have to be flat-out overnight...

Posted: 3 Oct 2020, 10:17pm
by simonineaston
Hmmm... I think I better get in touch with the makers and ask them for another patch kit, just to be on the safe side. Thanks folks.

Re: I don't want to have to be flat-out overnight...

Posted: 3 Oct 2020, 10:37pm
by dondelion
Seam grip for tents works really well too.

Re: I don't want to have to be flat-out overnight...

Posted: 4 Oct 2020, 12:59am
by andrew_s
McNett/Gear Aid Tenacious Tape
(looks like what used to be two companies have now merged)

The patches supplied with the Thermarest Neoair mat I got a few years back were Gear Aid.

Re: I don't want to have to be flat-out overnight...

Posted: 6 Oct 2020, 5:15am
by MarcusT
I used a tire patch n glue on a Big Agnes mattress and it worked fine

Re: I don't want to have to be flat-out overnight...

Posted: 7 Oct 2020, 3:18pm
by djb
Re thread title.

Just take half a blue pill instead of two, and you should be good to go.

Re: I don't want to have to be flat-out overnight...

Posted: 7 Oct 2020, 6:37pm
by Carlton green
djb wrote:Re thread title.

Just take half a blue pill instead of two, and you should be good to go.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :D

Re: I don't want to have to be flat-out overnight...

Posted: 10 Oct 2020, 2:46pm
by djb
thanks carlton, glad someone laughed.

Im sure the most important thing with a repair would be to reduce fabric on the surface, no matter the repair kit, to help ensure a good solid contact of glue and material, as well as a reasonably sized patch.