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Hypalon Inflatable Boat Repair Kit

Hypalon Inflatable Boat Repair Kit

REPAIR REINFORCED HYPALON FABRIC INFLATABLE BOATS IN WET OR DRY CONDITIONS

Bond Hypalon Fabric, Metal, Wood and Plastics

 

PREPARATION:

1. Hypalon requires cleaning with MEK. Due to the unavailability of MEK in a Swipe form, we could not provide it. You can purchase MEK in a marine or hardware store. Use the supplied Denatured Alcohol Swipes to clean everything EXCEPT HYPALON (alcohol will not damage the Hypalon but will not prepare it correctly for bonding). Clean bond area with Denatured Alcohol Swipe, roughen with 60 grit sandpaper, clean again with Swipe.

2.Cut the glue syringe at the groove 7/16” from the tip. Remove cap located in the blue plunger to allow plunger to push into syringe.

3. Depress blue plunger causing desired amount of glue to dispense, mix resin & hardener equally to a consistent color for at least 2 minutes.

4. Apply glue to both parts to be bonded, press joint together leaving some glue in the joint.

5. At 70˙F the working time=30 Min, Handling strength=4 Hrs, Full Cure=24 Hrs.

6. To remove uncured glue let it cure until just after it is no longer liquid, then cut and strip off. Once glue is fully cured it is very difficult to remove.  Warmer temperatures shorten cure time, lower temps lengthen cure time.

INFLATABLE PONTOON TEAR OR PUNCTURE Patch:

First follow the preparation instructions above. Remove air pressure from the pontoon. Apply glue liberally to both the patch and the tank. Do not apply to one surface and expect the glue to transfer to the other when pushed together. The glue is resistant to dripping even on vertical surfaces so use enough to fill any uneven areas between the patch and tank. It is OK for the glue to be very thick, it will cure to become a strong, flexible plastic. Before applying the patch, drop a number of 1/2" long, 4 lb. test clips of fising line into the wet glue. This will help keep the patch separated from the pontoon so that the glue is not squeezed out before curing.  If needed, hold the patch in place with duct tape while curing. Use an UltraWax Sheet over the patch to push it into place and to feather the glue on the edges. Remove UltraWax Sheet after glue is cured. Paint patch to match color of boat. Larger patches are available at Mrstickys.com. After the glue is cured reinflate the pontoon.

 

AFFIX RUBBER OR NEOPRENE I.D. NUMBERS:

In many cases, Identification numbers are sold without an adhesive that can bond them to an inflatable boat. These numbers are most often cast or cut from rubber or neoprene sheet. In order to bond to the numbers first use the sandpaper to sand the surface of the part where glue is to be applied so that none of the original surface is unsanded. This sanding removes any mold release which could prevent bonding. Apply glue liberally to both the numbers and the pontoon. Do not apply to one surface and expect the glue to transfer to the other when pushed together. The glue is resistant to dripping even on vertical surfaces so use enough to fill any uneven areas between the patch and tank. It is OK for the glue to be very thick, it will cure to become a strong, flexible plastic. Before applying the patch, drop a number of 1/4" long, 4 lb. test clips of fising line into the wet glue. This will help keep the number separated from the pontoon so that the glue is not squeezed out before curing.  If needed, hold the patch in place with duct tape while curing. Use an UltraWax Sheet over the number to push it into place and to feather the glue on the edges. Remove UltraWax Sheet after glue is cured.

 

WOODEN OR METAL FLOOR BONDING OR REPAIR:

Some customers have bonded their flooring to the bottom fabric of their boats. To do this, roughen the wooden or metal flooring and clean any prior adhesive or coating from the flooring. If you bond to a coating on the flooring, the bond is only as strong as the coating's bond to the flooring. It is our experience that our glue will bond more strongly to the flooring than typical coatings do. Apply glue liberally to both the flooring and the boat hull. Do not apply to one surface and expect the glue to transfer to the other when pushed together. The glue is resistant to dripping even on vertical surfaces so use enough to fill any uneven areas between the floor and boat hull. It is OK for the glue to be very thick, it will cure to become a strong, flexible plastic. Before applying the patch, drop a number of 1/4" long, 4 lb. test clips of fising line into the wet glue. This will help keep the number separated from the pontoon so that the glue is not squeezed out before curing.  Apply a bead of glue around the edge of the flooring to help seal it to the pontoons Use an UltraWax Sheet over the number to push it into place and to feather the glue on the edges. Remove UltraWax Sheet after glue is cured. Note:We have not tested this type of repair.

 


Includes: 30gr Underwater Glue (1), Denatured Alcohol Swipes (3) Mixing Cups (3), Mixing Sticks (3), 4” x 4”  Reinforced Vinyl Patches (3), UltraWax 12” x 12” Release Sheets (3), 60 grit sandpaper (3), Instructions (1)

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