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Old 23 June 2013, 14:55   #1
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PVC Patch.

Where to get and what glue do I need to put a patch on the floor of my SIB?
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Where to get and what glue do I need to put a patch on the floor of my SIB?
Here you go:

http://www.rib-shop.com/product.asp?...For=&PT_ID=231
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Thanks.

Do I need any MEK?

The patch is for the part of the boat under the aluminium floor where there's a scuff and a tiny pin hole.
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Thanks.

Do I need any MEK?

The patch is for the part of the boat under the aluminium floor where there's a scuff and a tiny pin hole.
acetone from the local chemist should suffice

cut patch
clean with acetone
scour (rough up) both

glue both boat and patch wait 20 min re-apply wait till touch dry apply again when touch dry stick it on yer boat fast

using a spoon push the patch out from the middle ,flash with a heatgun .heat the spoon up with said heatgun and seal around the edges but be real careful when you flash it

store in yer garage or living room (if the wifey lets you ) and forget about it for 24 hours
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Thanks for the help, was hoping I'd never have to do a patch.

A quick search on interweb for acetone is bringing up nail polish remover which I can buy from superdrug for 79 pence. (According to the mrs)

Will this do?
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I found actual acetone in the local chemist. As long as its solvent remover it should be good... I did a few patches on me new boat ,no biggy really just take your time
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Take your time is the Holy Grail of patch work.
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I've always been a bit obsessive about working on my zodiac. But I've used acetone rather than MEK for some accessory d rings patches and the like. I don't think acetone softened up the pvc quite as much prior to gluing. Have still never had an issue with the bonds. I use MEK if I have it and for major repairs I don't trust anything less. Taking your time between coats of two part glue and observing the temp and humidity limits is more important IMHO.

The instructions on most cans are not sufficient. If you haven't done this a lot check out this link. http://www.shipstore.com/SS/HTML/INFO/INFOGLUE.html
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Just using this method tonight to remove old leaking airfloor patches (with hairdryer) and re-patch using a simple PVC repair kit.

Will the standard adhesive in a tube be good enough to repair pinhole sized leaks in the floor?

I've cut patches 5cm diameter, sandpapered the area and cleaned with nail polish remover and applied adhesive twice as described above.


Also, can anyone post a link for the cheapest place to by replacement glue online? Thanks
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