NRS Pennel Orca Doughnut Patch for Leafield Valve
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The valves in your inflatable raft, cataraft, kayak, SUP board, body board or pool toy is a critical part of its performance and longevity. If a valve fails for any reason it needs to be replaced. Here we show you how to do that, using a doughnut patch to cover the incisions you make to remove the valve's inner piece. This repair procedure works on an inflatable made of Hypalon, PVC, urethane or any other boat material.
Properly patching a Hypalon raft or cataraft isn't difficult, but it does require specific tools, supplies and techniques. In this instructional video, the NRS Repairs Department shows you the materials, adhesives, solvents and skills you need to successfully glue a patch on your inflatable boat. This information applies to Hypalon, Pennel Orca and rubber inflatables. The same techniques can be used for gluing air-holding patches, D-rings and foot cups to your raft or cataraft. The video also includes tips for making temporary field repairs on the water.
When repairing your Hypalon, PVC or urethane inflatable, or your plastic or composite kayak, it's vital that you choose the right adhesive and solvent for the job. Using the wrong materials will result in a poor repair and wasted effort. In this video, Josh from NRS Repairs shares an inflatable repair adhesives guide to help you understand when to use such glues as Clifton Hypalon, Shore, Stabond, Clifton Urethane, Vynabond and G/flex Epoxy. Solvents for repair prep are important too; you'll also learn when you can use toluene, MEK, acetone and alcohol.