All Molten balls are designed to withstand rough treatment. Should damage occur, however, it is important to act quickly before it gets more serious. If you care for your Molten ball, it will repay you with many years of superior performance.
Checking for air leakage
- 1Inflate the ball.
- 2Put the ball in a bucket filled with water.
- 3Gently immerse the ball in the water while looking for any bubble streams. Note carefully where they are.
*There is always air trapped between the panel and the bladder. Therefore, bubbles may emanate from the seams releasing the air. However, if you find bubbles emanating from the valve or the surface of the ball, please follow the below instructions.
Understanding the symptoms
If the bubbles emanate from the centre of the valve:
- ADefective valve
If the bubbles emanate from the surface of the ball:
- BSmall punctures (less than drawing pin-sized)
Repairing the damage
A. Defective valve
- 1Push the end of the valve changer (VA) all the way into the valve.
- 2Twist the valve changer slightly and pull it slowly towards you.
- 3Pull the valve all the way out.
- 4Soak a compatible new valve in soapy water or detergent. Use the valve inserter (VB or VB2) to insert the valve into the opening in the ball.
- 5Screw the new valve into place tightly, while holding the head of the valve inserter with a cloth or towel.
- 6Inflate the ball.
- 7Leave the ball for 24 hours, and then recheck for leaks.
- 8The ball is now repaired.
B. Small punctures (less than drawing pin-sized)
- 1Inflate the ball until it is 70-80% full.
- 2Prepare a can of ball repair sealant RL420, and shake it well.
- 3Wet the can's insertion needle with water, and then push it all the way into the valve.
- 4Spray repair sealant into the ball for 5-6 seconds.
- 5Inflate the ball fully.
- 6Bounce the ball 10 times, and then leave it for an hour with the hole to the ground to let the sealant sink. Check for other leaks.
- 7The ball is now repaired.
Replacing a valve
Air leakage caused by worn-out valve is easily fixed by replacing the valve.
Remove the old valve with the key-shaped valve changer, while taking care not to damage the valve. Soak the new valve in soapy water or glycerin, and then use the valve inserter to push it all the way into the opening.
*Once the new valve is in place, use the air insertion needle to make sure it is fully inserted.