The FixMyKite.com Naish Octopus One Pump Valve set is the perfect replacement for leading edge and strut valves. Choose from male, female, or both to complete your replacement.
The Male Valve replaces the Leading Edge One Pump Valve while the Female Valve replaces the Strut one pump valve. Both Male and Female side of the Naish Octopus One Pump Valve comes standard with a 3" self sticking adhesive base which can be upgraded to a 4" MEGA patch size.
Fixmykite.com Self-Stick-Valves will stick on any bladder material or color. Simply peel and stick to make a fast and easy repair, or attach to a newly replaced bladder. The specially formulated adhesive is incredibly durable making for a permanent repair. Everything needed for installing the new valve is included in the package: alcohol wipe and detailed instructions.
MEGA Option: The MEGA valve option refers to the size of the TEAR-AID PATCH ONLY. MEGA patches are 4 inches in diameter as opposed to the standard valve patch which has a 3" diameter. This extra inch means 77% more adhesive base and surface area compared to the standard valve patch size. The MEGA-valve patch is necessary when the old valve is cut from the bladder or leaves a tear during removal. The additional surface area provided by the Mega valve Tear-Aid patch allows quick and easy bladder repair eliminating the need for an additional bladder patch. The Mega Valve Patch can also be used if the valve area of the bladder is warped.
If your old valve(s) cleanly peel(s) off, a larger Mega patch in most cases isn't necessary.
How to install a fixmykite.com self stick valve?
1. Valve Removal: If replacing valve, carefully peel off old valve. If old valve does peel off, cut around circumference of valve to remove
2. Cleaning: Wipe area where valve will be placed with provided alcohol swab. DRY COMPLETELY WITH A CLEAN PAPER TOWEL.
3. Peel and Stick: Lay bladder out flat. If possible, have a friend lightly hold bladder on table or other smooth even surface. Peel off paper backing, center valve over hole, and place valve on bladder.
4. Press: Press valve from center outward to remove air bubbles and ensure proper adhesion and creases.
*Pro Tip- Use a hair dryer to heat the valve. This makes it easier to remove the valve. After placement of the Fixmykite self stick valve use the hair dryer again to warm the adhesive. Press the valve from the center out massaging and stretching creating positive adhesion. Be careful not to overheat the bladder or new valve.
If you're unsure which value is required for your replacement project, please do not hesitate to contact us. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 361-883-1473
Additionally, If a larger bladder patching be required, TEAR-AID patches can be found here.