Gluing PVC boat fabric
Gluing PVC is not difficult providing you go about it the correct way.
Note 1 PVC does not need to be roughened
Note2 this must be done to both surfaces
1 degrease the area to be glued with fairy liquid
2 wrinse the fairy liquid off thoroughly
3 wipe over the surface with MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone) using a clean paint brush
4 allow it to dry and then do it again
5 apply a thin coat of PVC adhesive (including the curing agent)
6 after is has dried, quickly wipe over the adhesive with MEK
7 apply another layer of adhesive, wait 'till dry and wipe over again
8 apply a third layer of adhesive and allow to dry
9 get the fabric to be jointed into a suitable position
10 wipe over the adhesive with MEK for a short length in front of the area which you are about to join.
11 Be quick and bring the two glued surfaces into contact by a rolling motion to exclude any air
12 continue MEKing and jointing
It is almost impossible to separate the fabric as soon as it is placed together. You must get it right first time.
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