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  • #4640
    Anonymous
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    Anyone know a place that does Inflatable SUP repairs, my Isle is past warranty and needs a little loving care.

    #4641
    Anonymous
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    Hello,

    I actually just had my 8′ ISLE Inflatable SUP bust on me a month ago in Hawaii. After flying back to California I was told by the manufacture that it is out of warranty and that they cannot fix it for me. So after doing my research I got a hold of ULI Boards in Sand Diego and they were able to fix the 9 inch seam blow out for only $125, plus they shipped it back to me for free. If you cannot make the repair yourself (which in my opinion can be a lot more complicated then just applying a patch) ULI Boards repair service is the way to go. They have been making and repairing inflatable boards since 2001.
    Here is a link to their page https://uliboards.com/product/repairs/
    I highly recommend having your board professionally repaired to avoid potential issues in the future.

    Best of Luck.

    #4696
    farhanamuneer
    Participant

    Repairing an inflatable stand-up paddleboard (SUP) can be necessary when it gets damaged, punctured, or experiences wear and tear. Here’s a general guide on how to repair an inflatable SUP:
    Steps to Repair an Inflatable SUP:

    Locate the Damage:

    Inflate the SUP slightly to make it easier to identify the damage.
    Use soapy water to find the source of the leak. Bubbles will form where the air is escaping.
    Deflate the SUP:

    Ensure it’s completely deflated before proceeding with the repair.
    Clean the Area:

    Use rubbing alcohol and a clean cloth or paper towel to thoroughly clean the damaged area. This removes any dirt, oils, or residues that could interfere with the adhesive.
    Mark the Damage:

    Use a marker to outline the damaged area. This will help you place the patch accurately.
    Cut the Patch:

    Cut a patch from your repair kit that’s slightly larger than the marked damaged area. Round the corners of the patch to prevent peeling.
    Apply Adhesive:

    Follow the instructions on your repair kit for applying adhesive. Generally, you’ll apply a thin, even layer to both the patch and the damaged area.
    Apply the Patch:

    Carefully place the patch over the damaged area, ensuring there are no wrinkles or air bubbles. Press it firmly onto the SUP.
    Smooth and Secure:

    Use a roller or the edge of a credit card to smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles under the patch. Make sure the edges are firmly adhered.
    Wait for Cure Time:

    Allow the adhesive to cure for the recommended time as specified in your repair kit instructions. This typically ranges from a few hours to 24 hours.
    Inspect and Test:

    After the adhesive has fully cured, reinflate your SUP and inspect the repair. Ensure there are no leaks and that the patch is securely in place.
    Protect the Patch:

    Consider applying a UV-resistant protective coating over the patch to prevent it from deteriorating due to sunlight exposure.

    #4721
    insurance504nb
    Participant

    Repairing an inflatable stand-up paddleboard (SUP) typically involves a few steps:

    Locate the Leak: Inflate the SUP and listen for hissing sounds or feel around for escaping air. Alternatively, you can use a mixture of water and soap to spot bubbles where air is leaking.

    Mark the Leak: Once you’ve found the leak, mark its location with a pen or a piece of tape.

    Deflate the SUP: Make sure the board is completely deflated before proceeding with repairs.

    Clean and Dry the Area: Use a clean cloth to wipe down the area around the leak. It’s important that the surface is dry for the patch to adhere properly.

    Apply Patch or Adhesive: Depending on the repair kit you have, follow the instructions to apply the patch or adhesive. Usually, it involves applying a generous amount of adhesive to the patch and then pressing it firmly onto the leak area.

    Allow Time to Cure: Let the adhesive or patch dry and cure according to the instructions provided with your repair kit. This usually takes several hours.

    Test for Leaks: Once the repair has fully cured, reinflate the SUP and check for leaks again. If there are no more leaks, you’re good to go!

    Remember to follow the specific instructions provided with your repair kit, as different kits may have slightly different procedures. If the damage is severe or you’re unsure about repairing it yourself, it’s best to consult a professional SUP repair service.

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