Hello guys, Anton from freekicksRUS is with you again Most of us had issues with ball’s punctures And today I’ll show you my way of solving this problem This method is usefull for small punctures (holes) It won’t be suitable for huge ragged holes So we have the Official Match Ball – Adidas Tango12 I’m not sure how this method works with cheap balls or replicas Cause I didn’t even have an opportunity to check it But it does work pretty well with all Adidas OMB Let’s take a closer look at the structure of a matchball The first layer is rubber ballon It is covered with solid knitted material that has some frames inside Next are synthetic panels that make the ball softer The last layer is the covering that protects the ball Now we can start repairing our ball Necessery stuff: 1. Pump 2. Knitting needle (pin) 3. Alcohol 😀 4. Cotton rings or rag 5. Glue-gel (should consist polyurethane!) I use Henkel pure glue-gel First of all find the hole using bowl of water Completely dry the ball Degrease and clean the place of puncture with alcohol. Blow out pressured air if there is any Put some glue-gel on the hole Press the ball, so the air should blow out through the hole The glue should start to
bubble up Let go the ball. The glue should start getting inside the hole with the air pressure If the puncture is very small you can push few glue inside the ballon Pull off the excess glue-gel. Now the ball might hold some pressure and it should be concave inside Let the air get inside the ballon using needle and leave the ball for 10 minutes Put some gel on the ball agian and mix it until the glue gets more tough Then accurately push some gel into upper layer of the ball But don’t overDO it and be very careful! Don’t try to push the hole tube into the ball! It won’t help! One more advice for you Keep the knitted needle angled to the ball Pull off excess glue and leave the ball for 30 minutes Apply some more glue at the ball and allocate it aroud the hole I usually make it with my fingure to have more control Don’t forget to wash your hands 😀 Wait for 10 minutes And put 2 more glue layers at the hole The thickness of every glue layer should be thinner at the sides than at the hole itself Leave the ball for 1-1,5 hours And pump the ball a little for 10 minutes Then let the air out The glue should get accostomed to the air pressure So you may repeat this procedure 2 times Apply some gel once again and make one more layer Leave the ball for 10-12 hours Pump up the ball a little after 12h And put the last glue-layer at the puncture That’s all! After 24hours the ball would be ready Now we have 4 repaired match balls 2 of them hold the pressure perfectly and the other 2 deflate within 12 hours But it’s a great result anyways! Despite that this method is rather multipurpose every puncture is unique! You should spend some time and efforts to master ways of repairing soccer balls You need to be patient! I had lots of problems at the first time but as soon as I gain experience then I began to realize some important tips where to push harder, where to put more glue, etc.. Don’t be afraid to remake and correct your mistakes! the glue is very compliant at the first 30-40 minutes If you liked the video please give us a big thumbs up We might make some tutorials about another methods and situations Some more cracked match balls… Put all your questions and
suggestions to the comment section down below! See you next time! Peace!