Originally Posted by oldbmw
Get the patches etc. from an agricultural merchants. They often do complete kits.
Good idea !
Or get patches from a genuine tyre repair shop .
I don't have any experience of the glueless patches but I regard that kind of thing with suspicion . Also the glueless patches are square - if you use them ,you should cut the corners and make them round .
Square patches are more likely to come off and they always peel off from the corner.
Get rubber solution glue in a small tube and put it inside an Altoids tin or something similar and then it won't get puntured . Store patches flat and tightly together so they won't get bent .This stops the backing from peeling off which will make them useless .
Remember to wait until the glue is dry before you apply the patch [ don't blow on it ] and roll the patch on . Once it's on , put it on a firm base and roll it down with a heavy lump of metal from the centre outwards .[ curved edge of a tyre lever is good for this ]
Don't try to make patches from old bits of tube .
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