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Old 17 August 2016, 15:29   #1
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Glueing help

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The picture attached shows a small delamination of a panel topside on the forward MBT of a FC530 Zodiac. It is about an inch and a half long at the base and goes about an inch under in a triangular pattern. is there any way to glue this? it is not a high stress area but may eventually get worse with wind and water getting in there.

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Old 18 August 2016, 22:49   #2
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That's a easy one Bruno. Just wash the area with MEK, use a popsicle stick or butter knife from the galley wrapped with 180 sand paper to remove old glue and key the surface. Then follow general glue opps with Zodiac 7098 glue. Tape out the leading edge to cut down on detailing and clean up.


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Old 20 August 2016, 18:37   #3
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Use a short piece of wood or metal to hold it open while the glues cures, then make sure you get good pressure on it to bond the sides together (deflating the tube and backing it with a board works well. I use a roller rasp from an auto-supply shop available in the tire repair area.)

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