Float tube patch

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  1. the bass killing machine

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    Does anyone know how to patch a float tube. It got into a fight with a knife so I have a few holes. I did the best I could but it still leaks. I’m willing to pay whatever it takes
     
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    Small pin holes, try a dab of Shoe Goop. Big hole, get a piece of nylon fabric or vinyl, smear with Shoe Goop and apply. If it's on the seam of the inner vinyl tube you will need a replacement.
     
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    If you have an Outcast tube they'll give you a bladder or 2 for free.
    If you don't have an Outcast, buy one and never worry about leaks again.:emoji_sunglasses:

    Tell the guys/gals on this site what type of tube you have someone may have a bladder for you.

    Good luck on the repairs
     
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    AQUASEAL. Shoe Goo, Plumbers' Goop, all that stuff "might" do a satisfactory job. But if you want to do it right, use Aquaseal. This is assuming that your holes aren't big enough to need an actual patch of material.

    Aquaseal is slightly thinner than a lot of the other products, so it lays a little flatter. It's strong, flexible and it sticks. I have used it countless times on my tubes, and have used it to fix wetsuits with really good results. I also use it on my waders. Just make sure to give it time to dry.
     
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    It got into a fight with a knife so Holes are big. I have a super fat cat.
     
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    Order a new bladder!
     
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    It held some air for a week now. But it leaks on m sure. Holes are patchable I believe. I just don’t have the experience. Ordering another bladder is my very last option. Thank you for the feed back though
     
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    The best patches I have used have been the kind that use adhesive plus you peel backing off of the patch.
     
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    Ok. I’ll find some. I used type b&a. The fabric is also ripped so I have to do that as well
     
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    Buy a vynil pool repair kit in the pool section at your local home improvement store. It works

    Repair kit includes glue and patches
     
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