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Fixing IK leak?

Hello all,
I have a slow leak in one of the side tubes of my Sevy Sk100 IK. It takes about 6 hrs to flatten completely from full inflation. I cant figure out how to examine such a large surface area to locate the leak. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you all v much.

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Soap water. Spray bottle or garden sprayer.
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Thanks, will try that.
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I can't remember if that model has bladders but if so, You'll need to take it out to find the leak.
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Use a high soap to water ratio, way more than you use to wash dishes. It helps the bubbles form and not pop.
I tore up the two person version on muddy Creek in Utah and used PVC tarp and HH-66 to fix it. After you do the repair and roll it well, leave a book on it with heavy weight on top overnight if you are patching the high pressure floor.
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re IK leak

Thanks all for the suggestions.
Zach, how do I find if it has a bladder. Nowhere in the literature have I read that it has and there is no zip or any external evidence of this like in AIREs. So how would I get at it if it does?
Thanks again,
Jimmy.
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Thanks all for the suggestions.
Zach, how do I find if it has a bladder. Nowhere in the literature have I read that it has and there is no zip or any external evidence of this like in AIREs. So how would I get at it if it does?
Thanks again,
Jimmy.
No zipper no bladder.
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It is welded PVC with no bladder. Just slap a patch on it.
This video is good and he has a pleasing British accent.
https://youtu.be/ZpiLjVJfIqg
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