Repairing an Air Mattress With HH-66 Vinyl Cement

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HH-66 Vinyl Cement is often used to repair items such as vinyl bounce houses and inflatable water toys. But did you know you can use it to repair a hole in your air mattress? In our handy blog, we’ll walk you through how to first pinpoint leaks in your air mattress and how to use HH-66 Vinyl Cement and Shelter-Rite® vinyl to repair holes on both sides. It’s a quick fix that will save you the trouble of buying a new air mattress!

First you’ll need to inflate your mattress to find any holes. If this is a larger hole, it might be easy to spot, but if it’s quite small you’ll need to be meticulous. To find a small leak, it’s best to listen for air leaking or run your hand about an inch away from the mattress to feel for any air coming out. Then spray the area with soapy water and look for any bubbles forming, as that is where your leak will be. You can then deflate the mattress to begin repairs.

To repair the side of your air mattress that has flocking, you’ll first want to spray the area with water and then gently sand away the flocking so your repair will bond securely. To repair holes in both sides of our air mattress, we’re using Shelter-Rite Vinyl, which is available from Sailrite®. This vinyl-coated polyester is a tough, waterproof fabric designed for high performance and flexibility, so it’s perfect for small repairs! We’re gluing our Shelter-Rite patch to the air mattress using HH-66 Vinyl Cement. Our short video will explain more about this process.

For bonding vinyl to vinyl applications, HH-66 Vinyl Cement is your best option. This superior quality, fast-drying, waterproof solvent synthetic resin adhesive creates a strong bond that will not lose strength over time. You can use this vinyl cement to bond vinyl coated and vinyl laminated products such as Shelter-Rite and Weblon®, both to themselves and other materials. HH-66 can also be utilized to securely bond urethanes, vinyl foams and films, leather and metals.

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