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Old 23-02-2020, 03:34 AM
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Does anyone know of any tricks to patch or fix a pin hole in a balloon? I rescued one untied the knot only to find a pin hole in it
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Old 23-02-2020, 04:13 AM
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I use this on pin holes, and thin spots, so far so good. It adds days or weeks to the life of your balloon. I just repaired a thin spot on a GL900, that was a week ago, and it's still holding.
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Old 23-02-2020, 04:15 AM
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When using this do I use another piece of latex to place over the hole or will it fix it?
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Old 23-02-2020, 04:26 AM
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No, just deflate the balloon, smear a dime sized amount over and around the hole. I use a cotton swab, and let it dry for 24 hours. For my thin spot, I only deflated the balloon to a quarter of it's full size to allow for better expansion of the treated area, then treated the the thin area, and left it alone for 24hrs.
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Old 23-02-2020, 10:00 PM
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I dab a bit of liquid latex on both sides of the hole. Works well and is the same stuff the balloon is made from. Just make sure to powder it with talc once dry, as latex sticks to itself.
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I used rubber cement and and a small patch on a very think balloon I had once, worked great.
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Old 28-02-2020, 01:13 AM
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How about for large holes and tears. I'm pretty sure there were posts about this before, but can't seem to find it anymore. Any help would be great.
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It's tricky to repair balloons at all since the bond created by adding liquid latex/etc won't be as strong or as uniform as the original latex. I think for much beyond small holes, it's not really feasible to repair balloons - or if it is, they'll be significantly weaker than an undamaged balloon.
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