My shredder has a problem. It is a 2000 model with the plastic military valves. If you have a shredder or oher craft of this vintage you may be able to help me. What has happened is that the hypalon is coming unglued from the valve boot or base. The failure of the glue began at the outter edge of where the hypalon is glued to the outter rim of the base inside of the thwart. In other words, a large section has come unglued with only a small leak at the inside edge of where the hypalon is glued to the boot. But it's a fast enough leak that the thwart is deflating very quickly. The problem is worstening fast
. I need to fix this myself or get it fixed in short order for a week long trip coming up. If I do it myself, I need info on how to best detach the rest of the hypalon without damaging it, then how to clean and prep it in place, then how to best get it glued without screwing it up.
If I did it that way I wouldn't have to cut into the prefectly good boot or rubber. Or do I need to totally replace the valve and have a patch as the end result (not my preference
)? Any advice would be great.