Introduction: Tube Patch
I just got a tube for free. I got it for free because it had a 4-inch tear along the seam. It was declared hopeless and was about to be thrown away. That's when I swooped in... FREE tube!!! Who could say no?
Step 1: Tools/Materials
- Heat Gun
- 10 mil pipe wrap
Step 2: First Try
I had a great idea that had to work, right? Wrong, this first try did not work. I am describing what I did so you won't waste your time as I did.
- Sand the edges of the hole
- Mix up some epoxy
- Spread the epoxy across the tape
- Apply the epoxy coated tape to the hole
- Clamp the tape
Step 3: Second Try
This try actually worked. I taped the hole, with 10 mil pipe tape. Then I just used a heat gun to heat up the plastic until it smelled bad, at that point I could EASILY stretch it.
Step 4: Chill
If you are going to blow it up with an air compressor (I highly discourage) go very slowly. I used an air compressor to get it 90% full. Then I blew it up by mouth to 99%.
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