Does letting rubber cement dry longer than 5 minutes (e.g. 1 hour) will certainly still be reliable when using patch because that punctured inside tube? not really sure how rubber cement works.

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I have couple of questions about rubber cement:

Why have to let it dried for about 5 minute before applying the patch? Won't that remove the adhesion?

I have actually some patches right here that doesn't have any type of adhesion in ~ all, how will lock stick on the tube if the rubber cement has actually dried out and there's no adhesion in ~ all?

What will take place if I apply the patch right after using the rubber cement? (Instead the waiting about 5 minutes before using the patch).

If ns let the rubber cement dry for 1 hour and also then that's the only time wherein I'll use the patch... Will certainly that tho work?


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I regularly wait longer than 5 minute to make sure it's no wet in ~ all. No an hour, occasionally 20 minutes. Never had actually a problem. Waiting vast amounts of time will permit dust to resolve on the glue, for this reason don't perform that.


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Are spot really meant to have actually no adhesion at all and it rely only from the rubber cement adhesion to be able to stick to the tube?

I recognize of 'self adhesive' patches however these things I have here doesn't have any kind of adhesion at all, space they claimed to be choose that?


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If it's still too wet, it wont stick the patch to the tube and you danger the spot sliding all over the place. If you leave it because that too long it will get too dry and wont work either. That's why girlfriend wait the 5 minute or so, relying on how much you use, so the cement gets nice and sticky


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I discovered this thread. A chemist answers exactly how it works. Pretty interesting:

https://www.rememberingsomer.com/r/bicycling/comments/fhf03/how_do_vulcanizing_tire_patches_work/


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What a good read!


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I hope by rubber cement you typical self-vulcanizing fluid


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some to speak it's the exact same thing


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Yes, but the approaches are the same. The glue have to be dried to the touch in order to effectively bond come the surface before anything is put on it.

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