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puncture in the flexible body of the foot pump

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:41 pm
by Snook
How can I fix a little puncture in the flexible plastic of my foot air pump? I cannot reach enough air pressure in the kayak.

Thanks

Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:43 am
by JCOOLEY
Depending on the size, you can cover it with glue like Aquaseal or add a small patch to it. You can also try TearAid

Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:53 am
by Snook
I think it needs a patch. But, what kind of patch? I do not know if the ones used for bicycles works.

Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:18 am
by JCOOLEY
You can try TearAid which is a self adhesive patch or you can glue a patch on. The material needed is nylon.
The TearAid might work best and the method for repair is as follows.
Unscrew metal band on pump so you can access inside. The inside coating is vinyl. Apply the TearAid to the inside over the hole. Screw metal band back in place. Should work well. Otherwise glue nylon patch to outside.
TearAid type B

Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:43 pm
by Snook
Thanks Jcooley, I will try. Actually I didn't know how to disassembly the pump with out damage it.