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Old 12-29-2008, 03:33 PM   #1
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Talking Hot patch kit: how to make your own edit.

I mentioned in several postings using hot patches when doing tube repairs in the field.
Several persons have PM me for info about the clamp.
Info and pictures below.
Hot patches work great on all tubes, HD tubes, regular tubes and tubes with slime or other sealent in them.

Regular glue patches don't want to stick very good to HD tubes or tubes with sealant in them.
Tubes with sealeant in them have to have all sealent removed from the outside of the tube. Gas works OK to do this.

I use plumbers open mesh abrasive cloth to clean and ruff the tube before patching.

Note: I usually replace the tube with 1 of my spare tubes and repair the holy tube
after the days riding.

Many have asked where to get hot patches.
The EPA banned the sale of hot patches in the USA.
I have found a new source of patches in Tiwian. Don't know about the quality yet.
If you can't find any in your area PM me and maybe I will have more info later.

motu You made an excellent observation. I was in a hurry to make the clamp for this posting, I forgot to cut notches in the second washer to let you light the patch when in the clamp.

gatogato I have never had a bike I needed a bead breaker.??

katbeanz & bass_on_tap
In reference to repairing at the end of the day I am refering to multi-day rides BAJA etc. "Not end of ride at home."
I do carry 2 tubes.

I made and easy to use hot patch clamp that fits in you tool bag.
Please check out new pictures with the notches in the second washer.

http://corky1.smugmug.com/gallery/10...44950938_6w4bd

Any questions PM me.
Thanks for looking.
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:01 PM   #2
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Thats a cool setup,Thanks.
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:21 PM   #3
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That's pretty slick, I'm a big fan of hot patches too. I'm a little goosey about hauling them on the bike though.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:52 PM   #4
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Why would you be goose about hauling them??
I pack about 6 of them in a box just like the clamp is in.
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:56 PM   #5
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Where can you get those hot patches?

Used em when I was a kid, they came from Sears with a clamp much like the one you've made. Worked better than any patch hands down.

Every time I've asked someone about them, they look at me like I said "Gooney Goo Goo" or something.
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Old 12-30-2008, 01:26 AM   #6
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I've got a weird memory of stepping on one with a boot heel?
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Old 12-30-2008, 01:34 AM   #7
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Great idea, I wonder if you could carry one C clamp for both hot patching and bead breaking?
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:48 AM   #8
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That's pretty slick, I'm a big fan of hot patches too. I'm a little goosey about hauling them on the bike though.
I think what katbeanz means is exactly what I was thinking, neat idea, but why carry it? You said " I usually replace the tube with my spare tube and repair the holy tube after the days riding." So it begs the question, why carry it?
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:48 AM   #9
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I think what katbeanz means is exactly what I was thinking, neat idea, but why carry it? You said " I usually replace the tube with my spare tube and repair the holy tube after the days riding." So it begs the question, why carry it?
Maybe if the planets arrange themself just right, you might have a second puncture ?

Dont you think ?
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Old 12-31-2008, 03:29 AM   #10
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Maybe if the planets arrange themself just right, you might have a second puncture ?

Dont you think ?
Been there, done that.
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Old 12-31-2008, 03:47 AM   #11
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Maybe if the planets arrange themself just right, you might have a second puncture ?

Dont you think ?
Then carry two tubes. Do you think?
He said he swaps in a new tube and repairs at home later. If your so paranoid about a flat, then follow his line of thinking and swap then fix.
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Old 12-31-2008, 04:33 AM   #12
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How do you use it? The original clamps were open so you could clamp,then burn.So do you set it on fire,then clamp when it goes out? Hot fingers???
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:08 PM   #13
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I think what katbeanz means is exactly what I was thinking, neat idea, but why carry it? You said " I usually replace the tube with my spare tube and repair the holy tube after the days riding." So it begs the question, why carry it?
Something else to think about - "...after the days riding..." might not bring you home. Sometimes you have to carry everything you need with you.


Nice job Corky - I've been getting lots of flats lately. I could have used a rig like that in Baja a couple weeks ago.
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Old 12-31-2008, 03:12 PM   #14
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Can someone please tell me more about hot patching. Why it is better than the glue patches. And where do you get the patches.


Thanks
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:30 PM   #15
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That is a neat setup Corky.

As a tire man for the last 20 years, though, I gotta say that I've never, not once, ever, used a hot patch on any of the thousands of repairs that I've done. The tools and supplies for the standard cold vulcanizing patches is so much smaller and lighter to carry, that I really can't see the need for the hot setup.

If it works for you, though, and it's what you're comfortable doing on the road or trail, then that's great! I've also learned that the peace of mind that comes with doing what you know can be worth quite a lot.

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