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Jul-05-2009 @ 12:58 AM                           Permalink
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I have the pump up Blue Tip fenders on my boat. 3 have developed air leaks at the valve, slow bubble when placed under water, but go flat after about two weeks. I thought about trying to seal the valve after inflation. Does any one have any ideas or should I just go and buy new ones?

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Unfortunately, I have found that once those valves start to leak, there's very little that can be done to repair them.

You could try a sealant like Fernox LS-X or Loctite 595 but these are designed for sealing against fluidic pressure rather than air.

Might be worth a shot in the short term but, even if the sealant works, you'll not be able to re-inflate the fender(s) again. I think you are looking at replacement I'm afraid...

John

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Can’t really comment on Aussie upside down ones but yes UK one’s go to a point beyond which there is no return.  If however you want quay head fenders you can try squirting a bit of the instant foam sealant like you use to fill holes in walls and shake it about.  They will be too hard to bounce much but do a good job holding a boat off the bank and don’t sink.

Bill...(The Ancient Mardler)


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