Tip 1: How to seal swimming mattress

bathing mattress - one of the most popular water sports.The bursting of the mattress, or wort, of course, causes frustration.Repair the mattress on vacation possible with the repair kit, which is better than foresight to take with you.At home, the same conditions, repair the mattress easier and, more importantly, it can be done much more thoroughly.
you need
  • - a material similar to the material of the mattress;
  • - skin;
  • - glue.
Guide
1
Locate the damaged mattress.If you are in the moment of puncture on the pond, then it's best to do it there.Immerse the mattress in the water - from the puncture site will bubbles.At home, you can use a thick soap solution.They plastered the mattress, you will also notice bubbles in the place where the mattress is damaged.Mark a place marker gap.
2
If the mattress is sold on a seam, you can try to cook it with the iron.If the mattress is welded from two halves so that the seams have a large indentation from the edge, then to do this will be the e
asiest.To do this, take the paper or newspaper.The mattress lay on the rail with an edge 3-5 mm so that the edge of the rail was in the place of the new seam.On a mattress in this place Lay 2-3 layers of newspaper, and then very carefully on the smallest temperature range, the fracture weld seam again, constantly monitoring the process.Perederzhivat iron on the material of the welding of the mattress can not.
3
If the puncture is not the seam, then smooth out the damaged area sandpaper, then degrease with alcohol or cologne.
4
Use repair kit if it is sold together with a mattress.Typically it includes adhesive and patch material sometimes sold as a piece of material in the patch.If such a repair kit at Mattress not, you can use commercially available household residues similar materials - thin pieces of PVC, thin elastic rubber, for example, household gloves, pieces of tent fabric, old children swimming laps, etc.From the selected material, cut a patch oval or round shape.
5
Grease skim the surface of the mattress and the fabric of the adhesive patch.On the mattress area to which the adhesive is applied, it should be slightly more than the area of ​​the patch (it is possible to attach the mattress and cut around a pen or marker on the puncture site).Then, wait about 20 minutes, and then apply the patch in place and, starting from the center, smoothes on the mattress towards the edges, avoiding the formation of bubbles.

Tip 2: How to seal the circle

sale is a huge selection of children circles for swimming and playing on the water for everyone.These circles are bright and festive, often in the form of animals or characters of popular cartoons.Modern circles are made of soft plastic, this material is not insured against damage and circles often torn.But do not throw to break the circle - it can be self-seal, and he has delight your child.
How to seal the circle
you need
  • - material for the patches;
  • - scissors;
  • - pen;
  • - adhesive suitable for PVC (such as "Second»)
Guide
1
Identify the specific fault location range.Inflate the circle and place it in the water.From each hole will come out air bubbles.Mark these places - for example, the circle with a ballpoint pen.
2
Make a patch.They should be of the same material as that of a circle.Cut a patch of rectangular shape but with rounded corners.The size of the patches do so that they completely overlap the damaged area.
3
place Degrease contact surface of the circle and patches using alcohol, acetone or thinner.This will contribute to a better grasp of the adhesive surfaces.
4
Apply glue.Follow the manufacturer's recommendations.Typically, the adhesive is applied on the surface of the repaired products, and patch.The number of layers of adhesive is also dependent on a specific brand - sometimes enough to apply a coat of glue and sometimes it is recommended to dry the first layer and reapply another.
5
Apply the patch to the repair cycle.Using both hands, place it exactly on the site of injury.Avoid wrinkling the surface of a circle or a patch.Thumbs straighten patch, removing it from the air.
6
Renovated not inflate in a circle for 1 hour, then the circle should be inflated (not too tight) and leave for 24 hours for final drying and curing the adhesive bonding surfaces.After this range can be used.
Note
circles representing animals, torn faster - because of the large number of parts and joints.

Not recommended for use in the repair of wheels of PVC glue such as "Superglue" - it will crack, providing tightness in the spot repair.

Material PVC, unlike rubber, not recommended before gluing process with sandpaper.

Traditional liquid degreaser - solvents and acetone, can destroy the material from which made the circle.Therefore, try to pre-treat the degreasing liquid small piece of patch material.If the material is damaged by a circle with acetone, alcohol use for degreasing.
Helpful Hint
sale there are special repair kits inflatable mattresses and toys.Usually in such kit includes a patch, adhesive PVC (Vinyl Cement) and instructions for use.

best patch - cut from the same material as that of the circle itself.You can use a toy is not to be repaired, and cut the patches out of it.One such product last long.
Sources:
  • Repair PVC own hands
Note
In case of repair of the mattress using an iron, you have to be very careful - superheated mattress just melted and a new hole.Therefore it is better to ask a lower temperature.
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