Glue for attaching valve to bladder

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Glue for attaching valve to bladder

Postby peter19ue » Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:23 pm

I had a valve start leaking on one of my strut bladders. I was able to remote the strut bladder and valve and was wondering what glue I could pick up at Home Depot or Target to reattach the valve to the bladder. Would the glue from a bike tire patch kit work?
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Re: Glue for attaching valve to bladder

Postby CdoG » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:11 pm

I use contact cement
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Re: Glue for attaching valve to bladder

Postby Frappes » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:56 pm

I have used this product on recommendation from a kite shop with success: https://www.mcnett.com/gearaid/seam-grip#10510
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Re: Glue for attaching valve to bladder

Postby davidllyon » Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:22 pm

Aquaseal is another urethane glue that you can get at a scuba store. I have used it and it works well. Not cheap, keeps well in the freezer.
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Re: Glue for attaching valve to bladder

Postby reyrivera » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:27 pm

I use aquaseal or seam grip and add a couple of drops of cotol for really fast drying and adhesion time. Make sure to remove existing old glue, sand lightly to make adhesion stronger, clean mating surfaces thoroughly with light denatured alcohol.
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Re: Glue for attaching valve to bladder

Postby twoofive » Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:18 pm

I have used several times the Self Stick Valves by FixMyKite.com
http://www.fixmykite.com/products.asp?c ... MyKite.com

Best option in my opinion.
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Re: Glue for attaching valve to bladder

Postby DTACCI » Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:07 pm

These 'valve donuts' look kinda cool over at kiteaid.com. Haven't used them personally but I'm planning on getting some to repair my 10m Park.

https://www.kiteaid.com/collections/bla ... -donut-kit
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Re: Glue for attaching valve to bladder

Postby peter19ue » Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:21 pm

Thanks for the info. I needed a quick fix so I got some Loctite Adhesive for mending plastic and nylon at Home Depot and it seemed to work well.
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Re: Glue for attaching valve to bladder

Postby reyrivera » Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:58 pm

By the way, ..., you can get seamgrip or aqua seal at REI and Big 5 if any of the kite stores don't carry them
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