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I have a seven year old inflatable but will not blow completely.You can almost see through the material is there something I can spray on the material to seal again.Something like silicone spray for tents Will that work??

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I have a seven year old inflatable but will not blow completely.You can almost see through the material is there something I can spray on the material to seal again.Something like silicone spray for tents Will that work??

Denis i heard it does. Im not positive as i have never tried it.

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i tried that it never worked for me ,need sometime thats not heavy. but any help on this topic would be nice , thanks gail

I have a seven year old inflatable but will not blow completely.You can almost see through the material is there something I can spray on the material to seal again.Something like silicone spray for tents Will that work??
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i 4get what kinda silicone spray i used but i actualy inflated the inflatable upside down (hung from a tree) then turned off the power. the inflateable stayed mostly blown up. and once the air stopped leaking i began spraying. just make sure u dont have it running because it will actualy just push the silicone spray out of all the spots your covering.

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are you spraying inside or out? i've done it both ways. but didn't help , thank for any more info

i 4get what kinda silicone spray i used but i actualy inflated the inflatable upside down (hung from a tree) then turned off the power. the inflateable stayed mostly blown up. and once the air stopped leaking i began spraying. just make sure u dont have it running because it will actualy just push the silicone spray out of all the spots your covering.

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Tent repair silicone will work, but usually on small tears or holes. One thing to consider is that if you seal the entire inflatable to thickly it will blow out somewhere on you. Why? Inflatables are designed to let some air out, but just enough to keep it "inflated". Remember, it's not a ballon, where the constant air intake would just blow it up. The silicone usually will not do that, because it's being sprayed on and isn't too thick, but it's worth mentioning.

BTW- is this an inflatable that is irreplaceable? If not you might want to look for a new one. Seven years is an inflatable antique!

Good luck.

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yeah i never had to worry about a 7 year old inflateable. this was just one that had some wear spots from constant inflate/deflate that were se-through and loosing alota air. im not sure how much itl work on an entire inflateable. and i only used that inflateable for the following year. since then they havent left the box in my attic. i dont like them anymore >.<

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I have a seven year old inflatable but will not blow completely.You can almost see through the material is there something I can spray on the material to seal again.Something like silicone spray for tents Will that work??

You know, in reading this again I wonder if you have an issue with the actual fan/motor. Sometimes after years of use two things can happen. First, the motor itself just starts to go. Like any other machine it does start to wear out eventually. The second problem could be that the vents (outside and inside) could be clogged or covered with... stuff.

Just a thought.

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we had a 12' wide snowman family we got at Sams club the first year inflatables came out to sams. It was starting to die last year so I ordered a new motor and had 2 motors in it, still didnt work. but when it rained, the inflatable would be as solid as a rock but when dry it would be 3/4 deflated. I have not used and didnt know about using tent sealant spray on the inflatables but I am sure this would work as the rain or a garden hose wetting the inflatable down held it up perfect.

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Hi Someone had totally sliced my Halloween Tigger Vampire. Tigger is my favor. I used Mend it -(by Willie Mays) it works awesome - it's holding and you can't even tell it was cut too.

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Don't do inflatables at all but a friend who does. She tried this, took a fog mch and blow the oil based fog into the inflatable the fog was just sticky enough to hang onto the fiber and seal it from the inside and yet soft enough not to harden the fiber. I will check and see just what type fog she used but I think she got it at Wal-Mart or Sams.

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Hi Someone had totally sliced my Halloween Tigger Vampire. Tigger is my favor. I used Mend it -(by Willie Mays) it works awesome - it's holding and you can't even tell it was cut too.

I had wondered about that stuff. I had three that tore due to excessive winds last year (and two of my oldest and favorites!). I wish now I had kept them and tried the Mighty Mend-it. Ah well- live and learn I suppose.

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I had wondered about that stuff. I had three that tore due to excessive winds last year (and two of my oldest and favorites!). I wish now I had kept them and tried the Mighty Mend-it. Ah well- live and learn I suppose.

Now don't you know that you're supposed to save things like that for parts if they break!? ;) Even without mighty mend it you can just sew up a rip or tear with a needle and thread. It doesn't need to be air tight. As someone said above they leak anyway by design.

TED

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