Advice 1: How to seal swimming mattress

Swimming on mattresse – one of the most favorite water sports. Torn or holed mattress, of course, is disconcerting. To fix the mattress on vacation is possible with the kit, which is better prudent to take. At home with the same conditions to fix the mattress simpler, and it can be done much more thoroughly.
How to seal swimming mattress
You will need
  • - material similar to the material of the mattress;
  • - the skin;
  • glue.
Determine the location of damage to the mattress. If you were at the moment of puncture the reservoir, it is most convenient to do it there. Immerse the mattress in water – from the tap site will go the bubbles. In house conditions it is possible to use a thick soap solution. Coat them with a mattress, you will also notice bubbles in the place where the mattress is damaged. Select the marker of the rupture site.
If the mattress along the seam., you can try to cook it with the iron. If the mattress is soldered from two halves so that the seams have a large indent from the edge, this would be the easiest. To do this, grasp the paper, or newspaper. A mattress lay on the rail with an edge of 3-5 mm so that the edge of the slats were in place the new seam. The mattress in this place lay 2-3 layers of newspaper, and then very gently on the lowest temperature weld rupture suture again, constantly controlling the process. To overdo the iron on the material during welding of the mattress impossible.
If the puncture is not in the seam, then sand the area with damage to the cloth and then degrease with alcohol or Cologne.
Use the kit if it was sold along with the mattress. It typically includes glue and material patch, sometimes sold just a piece of material on the patch. If such a repair kit, a mattress, you can use an existing in everyday life remains similar materials – pieces of thin PVC, the thin elastic rubber, for example, household gloves, pieces of tent fabric, old baby swimming laps, etc. of the chosen material, cut the patch round or oval in shape.
Brush skim the surface cloth of the mattress and the patch adhesive. On the mattress the area on which glue is applied, should be a little more of the area of the patch (it can be applied to the mattress and circle with a pen or marker on the site of the puncture). Then, wait for about 20 minutes and then apply the patch in place and, starting from center, smooth it to the mattress towards the edges, avoiding the formation of bubbles.
In the case of repairs mattress using the iron, you need to be very careful is overheated the mattress just melted and formed a new hole. Therefore it is better to set a lower temperature.

Advice 2: How to seal the round

There is a huge selection of children's circles for swimming and water games to suit every taste. These circles are bright and elegant, often made in the form of animals or characters from popular cartoons. Modern rounds are made of soft plastic, this material is not insured against damages and circles are often torn. But do not rush to throw broken circle — you can own a seal and he will delight your child.
How to seal the round
You will need
  • - material for the manufacture of the patch;
  • - scissors;
  • - ball point pen;
  • - glue suitable for PVC (e.g. "Seconds")
Find out the specific location of the damage circle. Inflate the circle and place it in the water. Each of the holes will come out the air bubbles. Mark these places — for example, trace with a ballpoint pen.
Manufacture of the patch. They must be of the same material as that of the circle. Cut out patches of rectangular shape but with rounded corners. The size of the patches fix it, so they completely cover the injury.
Degrease the contact surface of the circle, and patches, using alcohol, acetone or thinner. This will promote better adhesion of the glue surfaces.
Apply glue. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations. Typically, the adhesive is applied onto surface of repaired products, and the patch. The number of layers of adhesive also depends on a particular brand — sometimes it is enough to apply one layer of glue, and sometimes it is recommended to dry the first layer and re-apply another one.
Apply the patch to the repaired circle. Two hands exactly place it on the injury. Avoid wrinkling the surface of the circle or patch. Thumbs smooth the patch, removing from under it air.
After repair not inflate in a circle for 1 hour, then a circle should be inflated (not too tight) and leave for 24 hours for the adhesive and the adhesion of surfaces. After this round you can use.
The circles depicting animals, rush faster — due to the large number of parts and joints.

Not recommended for use in the repair of circles PVC glue such as "Superglue" - it will crack, not ensuring the tightness of the repair.

PVC material, unlike rubber, is not recommended before gluing sanding.

The traditional liquid for degreasing solvents and acetone can destroy the material from which made the circle. So try to process pre-degreasing liquid a small piece of material patches. If the material of the circle is damaged by the acetone, use a degreasing alcohol.
Useful advice
In selling, there are special repair kits inflatable mattresses and toys. Typically, this kit includes a patch, adhesive for PVC (Vinyl Cement) and instructions for use.

The best patch is cut from the same material as the circle. You can use a toy, can no longer be repaired, and cut patches from it. One such product will last a long time.

Advice 3: How: the mattress or mattress

In everyday situations, questions about the correct spelling of some words is still controversial. However, in most cases, grammar still gives clear answers, but it is not always the case. For example, it is still not clear, how to write "mattress" or "mattress."
How: the mattress or mattress

In fact, no grammatical rules concerning the spelling of this word does not exist. You can say and write whatever we want, and that is the "mattress" and "mattress" is the correct answer. This answer will be obtained if you follow the new rules of the Russian language, adopted in the twenty-first century.

For the first time this word is mentioned in the time of Peter the great. It was he who brought from Europe the first feather mattresses. Because at that time the language was a little rougher, it was to spread the word with the letter "C" on the end, that is the "mattress".

However, further studies on this subject have slightly changed the situation. The fact that the founder of mattress production are the Netherlands and in their own language the word is written as matras. Accordingly, it would be correct to write this word, "mattress", but the population has already used to speak differently, and there was no reason to change the spelling.

There is an assumption that "C" at the end was the result of the influence of the German language, which was also distributed in Russia during that time period. In German this word is written as matratze in Russian is read as "the mattress".

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