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Old 17 April 2015, 06:54   #1
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advice please

i have an old tornado 5.4 meter, with PU tubes, i am desperately trying to repair and float it again! i have heard a rumour that one can use sikkaflex windscreen glue instead of expensive two part PU glue! (i have a lot of guleing to do!) has anyone tried this before and results?

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i have an old tornado 5.4 meter, with PU tubes, i am desperately trying to repair and float it again! i have heard a rumour that one can use sikkaflex windscreen glue instead of expensive two part PU glue! (i have a lot of guleing to do!) has anyone tried this before and results?

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..Sounds very doubful to me...PU is hard enough for DIY repairs,and if there's one thing you want right...it's a Boat you're relying on to keep you afloat!
You say you "a lot" of glueing!?... Maybe worth thinking about a re-tube??
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i have an old tornado 5.4 meter, with PU tubes, i am desperately trying to repair and float it again! i have heard a rumour that one can use sikkaflex windscreen glue instead of expensive two part PU glue! (i have a lot of guleing to do!) has anyone tried this before and results?

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Don't even think about it-if you have any chance of fixing it now, you won't have if you try and fix it with the wrong glue.
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Old 17 April 2015, 07:31   #4
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oh! wow ok, i think thats pretty straight then lol! no sikkaflex!! lol

retube is just not a viable option, way too expensive! my tubes are pretty good really, but the have peeled away from the transom (seriously annoying!) and just lifeline patches to attach! (new ones) thanks
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I doubt that Sika is much, if any cheaper than the proper glue.


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https://polymarineshop.com/3026-pvc-...0ml-tin-1.html

If that's too expensive, do you cry when you fill the tank?
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lol, not quite yet, but close! i was hoping to source for example a five litre can of PU glue, rather than the stupid little egg cup sized tins on ebay!!
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and i was basing the cost of a re tube being about 3000?

i guess?
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sorry im a bit slow on the up take!! lol Nos4r2 just spotted your link! that is really really good!! i shall be making a purchase!!!

thanks ever so much!!
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sorry pal, just spotted your link!!! superb!! that will do just nicely!!

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