Here are some tips to follow to better use our Tear-Aid ® patches and bands . Please also consult the instructions for use supplied with each kit, pack or roll of Tear-Aid ® .
OBSERVE THE MARGINS
Always remember to choose the patch best suited to the hole or tear to be repaired.
With the exception of our “patch” for patching holes, remember to always leave a 25mm margin of Tear-Aid ® around the hole or tear.
This guarantees the adhesion of the Tear-Aid ® to the material as well as the strength and robustness of the repair. In our first demo video, you’ll see repairs to items that are over 10 years old – and still stand!
HOW TO MAKE A REPAIR TOTALLY INVISIBLE?
Simple! Using a hair dryer!
Once applied, a Type B patch may be opaque and visible instead of being completely transparent.
In this case, take a heat gun or hair dryer and blow hot air on the patch until it becomes transparent.
This operation also has the advantage of reducing the adhesion time from 24 hours to a few minutes.
You may find yourself in a situation that requires a little more thought before starting a repair. Here are two – with their corresponding solutions.
HOW TO REPAIR A RIP THAT SPREADS ON AN OUTSIDE EDGE?
Simple! Using a fishing line!
HOW TO REPAIR A POOL LINER WITHOUT EMPTYING THE POOL?
Simple! Using a raclette!
The procedure to follow is only for Type B and can only be done on a smooth surface, without texture.
The method is the same as repairing a hole or tear in a dry cloth, except it is being done underwater.
Once the patch is applied, rub it thoroughly with your fingers to expel any water or air bubbles between the patch and the vinyl.
And finally, use the squeegee (included with the underwater repair kits) to rub the patch and finish the job. That’s all !