Author Topic: Park Tools Super Patch  (Read 572 times)

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Park Tools Super Patch
« on: February 12, 2017, 10:40:06 am »
A fellow member of one of my local clubs has found that glue on some unused Super Patches has gone off, inspite of them being less than a year old.

When he contacted Park to complain, he was told that 'Super Patches are acknowledged to be a temparary fix' and 'should be replaced every season'.

FFS. No mention of this on the packaging. Avoid.
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Re: Park Tools Super Patch
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2017, 04:01:44 pm »
Maybe it's a recent formula change.  I used a couple in an emergency last summer that were at least 8 years old and they were fine.

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Re: Park Tools Super Patch
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2017, 05:24:18 pm »
It may depend on storage conditions as well, particularly temperature.
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Re: Park Tools Super Patch
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2017, 06:33:59 pm »
A fellow member of one of my local clubs has found that glue on some unused Super Patches has gone off, inspite of them being less than a year old.

When he contacted Park to complain, he was told that 'Super Patches are acknowledged to be a temparary fix' and 'should be replaced every season'.

FFS. No mention of this on the packaging. Avoid.
That sounds like complete b*ll*bks to me. If that were the case, they should have a use by date. How would a shop know that the stock about to 'expire'.

I say that Park tools are telling porkies.

Temporary fix in use, yes. Going off in the packaging, no.
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Re: Park Tools Super Patch
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2017, 08:34:43 am »
Maybe it's a recent formula change.  I used a couple in an emergency last summer that were at least 8 years old and they were fine.

Similarly, I've used some that I have no recent memory of buying and they've been fine.

It's Park Tools attitude that stinks ......
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Re: Park Tools Super Patch
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2017, 12:59:02 pm »
While riding in Sudan we learned, that they fail big time if temperature are above 30-35C