How to Repair an Inflatable Stand-Up Paddle Board?

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How To Repair An Inflatable Stand-up Paddle Board?

How to Repair an Inflatable Stand-Up Paddle Board?

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Got a puncture? Don’t worry! Follow these simple step-by-step directions on how to patch up your board and you’ll be back on the water in no time.

  • Step #1: When a puncture happens, the first step is getting an inflatable SUP repair kit. Repair kits typically includes PVC patches and PVC glue.
  • Step #2: Next, you need to find the hole. One of the best ways to do this is by pumping the board with air and then wiping it down with soap and a sponge -- a soap bubble should form over the hole. If this doesn’t initially work, pump your board to the recommended psi and try again.
  • Step #3: Clean the patch and area around the puncture. Once the area is clean, mark it with a pen or permanent marker to avoid losing it later on.
  • Step #4: Now deflate your board as this will make it easier to glue on the patch.
  • Step #5: Apply the PPV patch. It should be enough to cover the hole. You don’t want it to be too big, but there should be enough coverage to cover the hole with a little extra for the glue.
  • Step #6: Then, trace the outline of the patch. Outlining the patch will allow you to make sure it’s centred and that you don’t use too much glue.
  • Step #7: Apply a thin layer of glue to the patch and board. Evenly spread the adhesive. Wait five minutes and then repeat three times with a five-minute rest between applications.
  • Step #8: Once the glue has been applied three times, wait five minutes and then press the patch to the area. Use a spoon to gently apply pressure around the entire patch to make sure it’s even and doesn’t have any air bubbles.
  • Step #9: Remove any extra glue with the acetone wipe. Wait at least 24 hours before re-inflating your board.
  • Step #10: Pump up your board and test using the soap and water approach outlined in step #2. If soap bubbles do not appear, you’re ready to get back on the water.
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