If you have misplaced the repair kit that shipped with your Lakesurf inflatable, this kit has everything you need to patch a leak or remove a damaged valve.
Lakesurf inflatables come standard with repair patches. Adhesive is not included with Lakesurf inflatables due to shipping restrictions, but we will mail a complementary tube of adhesive upon request with a verified inflatable purchase. To get your complementary tube of adhesive, email firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include your order number.
- 4" diameter vinyl patches (qty. 2)
- Valve removal wrench
- Tube of MEK adhesive
Inflatable products will very gradually lose air when left inflated for extended periods. This is normal and not a cause for concern. If you suspect a leak, spray your inflatable with a soap and water solution and look for any bubbles indicating the location of the leak. Leaks can be easily patched using the repair kit according to the directions below:
Step 1) Deflate the product
Step 2) Clean and completely dry the area surrounding the leak
Step 3) Apply a thin layer of adhesive to an area slightly larger than the size of the patch as well as to the patch itself.
Step 4) Let dry for 20 minutes and apply a second coat of adhesive to the product and the patch.
Step 5) Let dry for another 20 minutes.
Step 6) Apply a third, and final, coat of adhesive to the product and the patch and allow to dry for 3-5 minutes (preferably 3 minutes). If beyond this time, reactivate by applying an additional coat of adhesive. Bond when tacky.
Step 7) Carefully align the patch and press both surfaces together
Step 8) Apply pressure to the entire glued surface using a roller if available. Roll every millimeter of patch in multiple directions, working from the inside to the outside of the patch.
Step 9) Allow to cure for a full 24 hours before rolling up or inflating.
Sometimes air can leak from the valve when debris becomes lodged on valve’s sealing surfaces. A few quick bursts of air from depressing the valve stem will typically remove any blockages. If an air leak persists, reach out to Lakesurf customer care for assistance by emailing email@example.com.