Originally Posted by Stringer Bell
Dont ask, previous owner attempted to paint it.
I got some SC 2000 black cement, now looking for toluene to start the cleanup and prep. Also got nylon bristle die grinder tip to rough up the surfaces.....and yard of 1670 denier cloth from Nsr
Toluene can be hard to find. Ace Hardware used to carry it in quarts, but (in California, anyway) it seems to be off the shelves. You can still get it online, I noticed, last time I looked.
MEK is about the same aggressiveness (and, I think, about the same toxicity, unfortunately); it will work well for cleaning the material (if you need to thin a toluene based adhesive, you should probably get toluene.)
As far as abrading the hypalon for gluing, I find a flap wheel works pretty well. Go slow until you get a feel for how it cuts (true no matter what tool you use.) All you need is to remove the shine from the material, though a decent visible "scratching" keys the surface better and is usually what I aim for.