Does letting rubber cement dry much longer than 5 minutes (e.g. 1 hour) will certainly still be reliable when applying patch for punctured inner tube? Not really sure just how rubber cement works.

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I have few inquiries around rubber cement:

Why must let it dry for roughly 5 minutes before using the patch? Won't that remove the adhesion?

I have actually some patches right here that doesn't have actually any adhesion at all, exactly how will they stick on the tube if the rubber cement has actually dried out and also there's no adhesion at all?

What will take place if I apply the patch ideal after applying the rubber cement? (Instead of waiting approximately 5 minutes before using the patch).

If I let the rubber cement dry for 1 hour and then that's the only time wbelow I'll use the patch... will that still work?


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I frequently wait longer than 5 minutes to make certain it's not wet at all. Not an hour, sometimes 20 minutes. Never had actually a difficulty. Waiting astronomical amounts of time will certainly enable dust to work out on the glue, so don't carry out that.


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

I recognize of 'self adhesive' patches yet these things I have here doesn't have actually any type of adhesion at all, are they expected to be favor that?


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If it's still as well wet, it wont stick the patch to the tube and you hazard the patch sliding almost everywhere the location. If you leave it for also lengthy it will acquire too dry and also wont work-related either. That's why you wait the 5 minutes or so, relying on how much you use, so the cement gets nice and sticky


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I found this threview. A chemist answers exactly how it functions. Pretty interesting:

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


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What an excellent read!


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I hope by rubber cement you intend self-vulcanizing fluid


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some say it's the exact same thing


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Yes, but the methods are the same. The glue should be dry to the touch in order to appropriately bond to the surface prior to anything is placed on it.

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