7MM Inflate/Deflate Valve
The FixMyKite 7mm 'Self-Stick' replacement valve works as an Inflate One-Way Valve, Inflate/Deflate valve and modified as a Two-Way valve. The 7mm size was used primarily on kites produced prior to 2003, however is also found on on later model Airush, GK (Globe Kites), North and Ocean Rodeo inflatable kites.
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The FixMyKite 7mm Valve is the perfect 'Self-Stick' replacement for leaking valves on older kiteboarding kites primarily pre 2003. However, these valves are also found on kites produced after this period from Airush, GK (Globe Kites), North and Ocean Rodeo and can be installed in under 5 minutes. Backed by Tear-Aid these valves are incredibly durable and will stick directly on to your kite bladder.
The 7mm Self-Stick-Valve from FixMyKite can double as a deflation valve as well.
Use as Inflate: The "one way" valve lets air enter whilst pumping, but won't let air escape when you stop pumping and remove the nossil.
Use as Deflate: You can either pinch the sides to let the air out or you can cut the flap off the back of the valve to let the air run out freely.
Our valves will stick on any Leading Edge or Strut Bladder material, in any colour!
FixMyKite is the global benchmark in 'Self-Stick' valves, trusted every day by professional repairers around the world. When you buy a FixMyKite 'Self-Stick' valve you can be 100% confident you're receiving a high-quality, original product designed to provide a long-lasting, reliable repair.
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. 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. It can also be used if the valve area of the bladder is warped.
HOW TO REPLACE:
- Valve Removal: If replacing the valve, carefully peel off old valve. If old valve does peel off, cut around the circumference of valve to remove.
- Cleaning: Wipe area where the valve will be placed with a provided alcohol swab. DRY COMPLETELY WITH A CLEAN PAPER TOWEL.
- Peel and Stick: Lay bladder out flat. If possible, have a friend lightly hold bladder on a table or other smooth even surface. Peel off paper backing, center valve over hole, and place valve on bladder.
- 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 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.