The 9mm Self-Stick-Valve is a very common inflate valve used for years. One way valve allows air to enter the kite while pumping but stops air from going out. To release, simply squeeze valve to let air out or modify into 2 way-valve by cutting out the 1-way flap. The 9mm was use in early Liquid Force kites as the inflate and one pump valve with a fitting. The hose used to connect the one pump valves is the 1/4" hose.
FixMyKite.com Self-Stick-Valves will stick on any bladder material or color. Simply peel and stick to make a fast and easy repair, or attach to a newly replaced bladder. The specially formulated adhesive is incredibly durable making for a permanent repair. Everything needed for installing the new valve is included in the package: alcohol wipe and detailed instructions.
MEGA Option: The MEGA valve option refers to the size of the TEAR-AID PATCH ONLY. MEGA patches are 4 inches in diameter as opposed to the standard valve patch which has a 3” diameter. This extra inch means 77% more adhesive base and surface area compared to the standard valve patch size. The MEGA-valve patch is necessary when the old valve is cut from the bladder or leaves a tear during removal. The additional surface area provided by the Mega valve Tear-Aid patch allows quick and easy bladder repair eliminating the need for an additional bladder patch. The Mega Valve Patch can also be used if the valve area of the bladder is warped.
If your old valve(s) cleanly peel(s) off, a larger Mega patch in most cases isn’t necessary.
How to install a fixmykite.com self stick valve?
1. Valve Removal: If replacing valve, carefully peel off old valve. If old valve does peel off, cut around circumference of valve to remove 2. Cleaning: Wipe area where valve will be placed with provided alcohol swab. DRY COMPLETELY WITH A CLEAN PAPER TOWEL. 3. Peel and Stick: Lay bladder out flat. If possible, have a friend lightly hold bladder on table or other smooth even surface. Peel off paper backing, center valve over hole, and place valve on bladder. 4. Press: Press valve from center outward to remove air bubbles and ensure proper adhesion and creases.
*Pro Tip- Use a hair dryer to heat the valve. This makes it easier to remove the valve. After placement of the Fixmykite self stick valve use the hair dryer again to warm the adhesive. Press the valve from the center out massaging and stretching creating positive adhesion. Be careful not to overheat the bladder or new valve.
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