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Old 08 January 2008, 17:19   #1
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Putting on Treadmaster step pads.

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I am thinking of putting step pads on sides and bow of my boat. I noticed that they are coming with a self adhesive backing. Do you think it will hold the hypalon tubes? or an old schoold Bostik job is the way to go???
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Old 09 January 2008, 11:11   #2
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This is a guess, but I'd assume the adhesive is designed for sticking to gel coat.

If I were apllying these to my RIB, I'd mask off around the area they were to be applied, thoroughly roughen the area, solvent clean, and give it a coat or two of hypalon glue (Bostik 2402 on your side of the pond, something like Clifton hypalon adhesive over here.) Should give it a better anchor to hang on to.

Actually, there are a couple of places I might want to apply these to. Hmmmm...


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they will NOT hold on for very long, Use Bostic with two coats and bond them on,
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used them myself
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Thanks for the answers I also got a reply from the company saying that they are designed to stick on hard and flat surfaces. So gluing is the only alternative we are left with. Better choice would be to get them in a big sheet and cut like i need.

On the other hand, i saw some non-slip hypalon sheets at Hensaw website. 1.8mm thick 1m width. Has anyone tried them?? I know treadmaster is really heavyduty with 3mm sheet thickness but maybe these should worth a try as well?
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By the way, do you have any idea where i can find boarding wear patches or similar though patch to protect the places where i slide in the water while diving??
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Would you have to remove the self adhesive stuff from the patch first ? Or can you just stick that to a Bostik prepped area ?
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I suppose you have to remove it with thinner or appropriate solvent first.. Anyone to confirm?
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By the way, do you have any idea where i can find boarding wear patches or similar though patch to protect the places where i slide in the water while diving??
Hardware Store/Home Center. You can get EPDM sheets for not very much money. Alternatively, glue on another layer of hypalon.

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