Top positive review
Superior product! Works extremely well for repairing air bed!
Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2015
Forget purchasing other repair or vinyl patch kits. This stuff works wonders!
I have a fairly expensive queen airbed that was accidentally damaged by one of our guests. The damage seemed irrepairable because there were several long slid of tears on the surface of the air bed. Each tears were 4-5 inches long! Not only so, but the inside of the airbed is just vinyl, but the top surface is made of a layer of soft furry material (kind of like velvet). So I was worried that any repair liquid/patch kit would not mend this material since it's not a direct contact with vinyl.
I bought this to give it a try, hoping it can save my airbed from being tossed to the trash can, and I'm so glad I did! This stuff really works! I followed the instructions somewhat, applying a layer every few minutes with a fan blowing in the room for ventilation (this stuff smells pretty toxic when you open it up). The instructions said for large repairs, use a patch of vinyl. However, I didn't have any. So I took a risk and tried to repair the long tear with direct application with this stuff. Since the tear was so large, I used binding clips to hold the two sides of the tear together and apply the first 3 layers, with 5-10 mins. drying time between each application. Afterwards, I applied few more layers, again with 5-10mins of dry time between each application. Then I left it to dry over night. The next day was the moment of truth.
I pumped the air bed to ~70% just to test first the durability of the repair. It held on perfectly! So I pumped the air bed to ~90%, stretching the entire air bed to be pretty firm. No leak! No pop! About a week later was the real test. I had a few guests stay over, and two of them slept on this bed for several nights in a row! No issues! There have since been at least 6 guests on several occasions who have slept on this bed after the repair, and no leak so far!
You can see the attached images of the repair that I did (images shown with air bed fully inflated). I repaired 3 long slid of tears total. You can see the crack right through between the tear, however this Airstop material hardened itself to completely cover over the entire damaged area. With each coating, after it dries, the liquid hardens and bonds with the vinyl. So the more coating applied, the harder the seal. From the images, I applied 5-6 coatings on the large tears, and about 3 coatings on the smaller tears.. Since it worked so well even on non-direct contact with a vinyl surface, I am sure this stuff will work well with most, if not all vinyl inflatable objects!
I highly recommend this product over all other brands and forms of inflatable repair kits!
- Use this only in a well ventilated area. This stuff smells really toxic upon opening the cap.
- Be careful not to get it on your skin or eyes. This stuff may burn you!