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Old 10-08-2016, 05:50 AM
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The last beach ball I heatstretched went from 48inch to just shy of 72 inches.... Sadly the vinyl changed its composition from soft, sticky to a hard almost Cellophane like material. I left it packed away for a few weeks, when I reinflated it again it was really stiff and soon popped. What ever I'd done, the hot water I used had leeched out a lot of the plasticiser
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Old 12-08-2016, 10:26 PM
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The last beach ball I heatstretched went from 48inch to just shy of 72 inches.... Sadly the vinyl changed its composition from soft, sticky to a hard almost Cellophane like material. I left it packed away for a few weeks, when I reinflated it again it was really stiff and soon popped. What ever I'd done, the hot water I used had leeched out a lot of the plasticiser
Did it just spring a leak or did it completely burst.
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Old 13-08-2016, 03:28 AM
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A 1 inch split on a seam opened up...
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Old 13-08-2016, 07:44 AM
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So a rather large leak.
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Balloons yes, vinyl no. Haven't explored vinyl much but baked balloons are nice.
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Old 16-08-2016, 10:21 PM
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I've fixed some pretty leaks (1.5 foot seam split, wing ripped off a swimline duck), a one inch split should be pretty easy
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Old 18-08-2016, 09:18 AM
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How quickly would it go flat
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Old 19-08-2016, 10:11 PM
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A one inch split? A matter of second for a BB
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Old 19-08-2016, 11:36 PM
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Even on a 48" turned to 72" by heat stretch? I figured it'd go down quick, but not instantly.
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Old 12-11-2016, 12:30 PM
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The one thing that comes to mind with boiling inflatables is leaks in seams? I have thought about doing it, but am worried that something like this would weaken the seams? I would love to do this with my few remaining bop bags.
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