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The patches have ruffled edges, which make peeling the plastic wrap off more difficult- this is a good thing. The plastic wrap will come off easily once the edge of the patch has vulcanized with the rubber tube properly. By making the edges ruffled, Rema is helping you avoid leaving badly glued patches by accident. See More
The VP-1 patch kit is very similar to the vast majority of patch kits. If you apply it correctly, and do a few extra steps (e.g., cleaning the area with alcohol after sanding, and clamping the patched tire tightly overnight), it will patch your tube well. It's reliable enough, very compact, and the vulcanizing liquid is good quality. See More
The instructions in this patch kit mention the most basic, major steps you need to take in order to patch up a tube, but it doesn't mention the fact that you need to sand down the molding line of the tube. As with most patch kits, the results you get really depend on how you apply the patch. For example, if you're stuck somewhere outdoors in the rain, it'll be much more difficult to get the sanded area clean and completely dry before applying the patch. You really need to educate yourself on patching tubes, and then almost any patch kit would do in an emergency. See More