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does anyone know what the "vulcanizing fluid" sold in park tools patch kits consists of, and where I can get my hands on more than a few ml's of it?
 

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JoelM said:
Is it just contact cement?
Well, my boss at the shop will claim otherwise, but I've patched a tube or two in my day using rubber cement and had zero failures, and the patch and tube seem to vulcanize fine.

but I'm sure there are many people with more experience who will disagree with me

YO MAMA
 

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Cloxxki said:
You're not going to glue a half-tube to a tire, are you? (I've kicked that idea around somewhat)
No, though that is an interesting idea.

I'm thinking more along the lines of one old tube plus a can of this cement equals more tube patches than you can shake a stick at, for dirt cheap.
 

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Did you try with Parktool goo how it welds butyl to butyl? I used to have a tube of rematiptop (blue goo), and memory tells me it would hardl get stuff to get sticky. Maybe I should have brought out a hairdryer to get things working?
 

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Your local shop can order an 8 oz can of the stuff from quality. The order # is pk3001, and it should retail around US$13. They have 13 in stock today.
 

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Cloxxki said:
Did you try with Parktool goo how it welds butyl to butyl? I used to have a tube of rematiptop (blue goo), and memory tells me it would hardl get stuff to get sticky. Maybe I should have brought out a hairdryer to get things working?
I used a pieces Bonty XXXLite to patch another XXXLite the other day. It seemed to hold air well, but I haven't mounted it on the bike yet. I'm going to put it up front and see how it holds up before I run out and buy a tub of this stuff. I will let you all know the results.
 

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Never buy a patch kit again!

...well, I guess some people have already sworn them off. But not me! Patches have always worked fine in my experience, and now I can do them for way cheaper!
I've been riding on a Bonty XXXLite tube patched with a piece of another XXXLite for a few weeks now. No problems.
Haven't bought a big can of vulcanizing fluid yet, but as soon as my little tube runs out I'll be making a visit to the auto parts store. Good news if you dont mind patched tubes!
 
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