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Suggestions for Sleeping Pad Repair

Help!  I have a couple of REI Camp Bed 3.5 sleeping pads that are about 10 years old.  They're in great shape as they don't get used much and I keep them unrolled under my bed except for  2 or 3 weekends of camping each year.

The problem is that the plastic inflation valves have come loose from the corners of the pads.  Most adhesives are for vinyl (the cover) or plastic (the valve body). 

Got a fix for me?


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@TK95746 thanks for reaching out! Although we don't have a formal "fix" for the problem, one thing you could try would be a sealant that is effective with a variety of surfaces (Gear Aid Aquaseal or Shoe Goo) followed by duct tape, which typically adheres well to the material of the pad and the plastic of the valve and can reinforce the sealant.

Curious if other community members have additional ideas!

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