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Old 07 May 2007, 11:26   #1
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looking for glue

I need to buy some hypaloin glue for my boat. Ive searched and found that a lot of people like the bostich glue but couldnt find it in the US, I keep finding the weaver 2 part glue. Is this just as good or does anyone know where I can order the bostich in the US. I just want to do the repairs right with no regrets. Any info would be appreciated., thanks
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Old 07 May 2007, 11:32   #2
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Ive searched and found that a lot of people like the bostich glue but couldnt find it in the US,
Dude; I've been looking for a US supplier for Bostik 2402 for something like 5 years.

If you absolutely have to have Bostik, shoot an e-mail to Guy at Polaris Inflatables in Sidney, BC (http://www.polarisboats.com). I know he uses it and can get you small quantities.

Other than that, I've gone to using the Clifton adhesive, which seems to work pretty well. Available in many places, including NRS (www.nrsweb.com).


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thanks for that info, Is the clifton any better than the weaver anyone know?
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Old 07 May 2007, 13:07   #4
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We supply two part glue for Hypalon and PVC coated fabrics. Small quantities are always available. We have used our hypalon adhesive to build hundreds of tubes and perform many more repairs over the last 15 years. Our PVC adhesive has also been used for the same length of time to repair many, many tubes made from PVC coated fabric. We are located in Toronto, Ontario and have shipped small quantities to the US. If you would like more info you can PM me.
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Old 08 May 2007, 09:29   #5
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I know that Ribcraft puts a tube of Bostik glue in their repair kits - perhaps you can contact them and they'd sell some of the glue. www.ribcraftusa.com
Actually, you probably could call any of the RIB manufacturers in the US to find the glue: Nautica, Novurania, Ribcraft...
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Old 08 May 2007, 11:43   #6
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thanks for that info, Is the clifton any better than the weaver anyone know?

Don't know, having never used the Weaver glue.

The Clifton stuff seems pretty good; like 2402, it has a hardener (not an activator, as I once thought it was) that is in most cases actually not needed.

As with most solvent-based adhesives, it does have a limited shelf life, so be a little sparing on what you order.

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Old 08 May 2007, 13:01   #7
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Hypalon glue is available from Zodiac, West Marine, and many other sources that will be found by google search, including http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product.asp?pfid=1904#.
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I use the polymarine 2-part glue sold by west marine and it seems to hold fine. Had a seam pull apart a bit, glued it and have not needed to add air to the tube since. Before every 3 days it would go flat
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Old 09 May 2007, 00:01   #9
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thanks

thanks for all the input, I might try ribcraft in Mass. If I cant get the bostich ill go another route
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Old 13 May 2007, 00:20   #10
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haz mat

Good luck getting the glue shipped. At least up to AK it is a nightmare; $60 shipping from the Seattle (?) NRS store! I finally found the Clifton 4844 and the accelerator in Anchorage; a mere $35 to truck it up. Ribcraft recommended I use the Clifton, btw. It seems awfully tough and sticky, though I have not splashed the boat yet. It hits the salt in a week.
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