Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 13 July 2008, 15:20   #1
GTM
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Syston
Boat name: T/T Excaliber
Make: Avon
Length: under 3m
Engine: 9.9hp
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 10
Removing Glue From Old Patch?

Hi all,

I'm new here first post, So hello to everybody. I have just bought a Avon R2.80 Rover Rib, as abit of a mess around and a tender for our bigger boat (Bayliner 37ft)

Question is...

I've found the boat is leaking from where its been previously patched, ok thats good I suppose means the boat wont have yet another patch.

Whats the best thing to use to remove the patch, is there a solvent someone sells that will safely remove the glue without attacking the hypalon?

Thanks very much!
__________________

__________________
GTM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 July 2008, 16:40   #2
Member
 
ribraff's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Dartmouth
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,209
The best way to tackle this is to remove the old patch with a hot air gun slowly heating it up and then pull it off by pulling up one of the corners and peeling it back with a pair of pliers or similar, allow the patched area of the tube to cool down and use a dremmel type tool which is basically a small dye grinder, very slowly grind the glue off, it's best to have it on a low setting. You should end up with a keyed patch of fabric ready for the new patch.
__________________

__________________
ribraff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 July 2008, 16:49   #3
GTM
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Syston
Boat name: T/T Excaliber
Make: Avon
Length: under 3m
Engine: 9.9hp
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 10
Thanks for that! I'll give it ago, I've got a Dremel.

What attachment would work best do you think?
__________________
GTM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 July 2008, 14:25   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Gloucestershire
Boat name: Osprey
Make: Osprey Vipermax
Length: 5m +
Engine: E-tec 300 G2
MMSI: TBC
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,013
Quote:
Originally Posted by GTM View Post
Thanks for that! I'll give it ago, I've got a Dremel.

What attachment would work best do you think?
Sanding drum, just be gentle and just get the old glue off not half the hypalon as well.
__________________
---------------------------------------------------
Chris Stevens

Born fiddler
Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 July 2008, 15:22   #5
Member
 
ribraff's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Dartmouth
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,209
Use the rounded stome which you usually get with the set, make sure it has'nt got any sharp corners on it or you'll go through!!!

Remember to start off on a slow speed 'til you get the hang of it.
__________________
ribraff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 July 2008, 21:46   #6
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Dublin & Enniscrone
Boat name: K'adó
Make: Redbay
Length: 7m +
Engine: Suzuki 300
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 613
glue removal

Use bostik thinners.

Glue will melt.No damage to tube.

rgds
__________________
Take it easy ....but, take it all the way.
Ezgoing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 July 2008, 11:15   #7
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,653
Bostik M501 contains toluene, which will at least soften the hypalon (which is why its also used in the adhesive.) Long exposure will dissolve it. Granted, a wipe-down will probably not do much, but it will probably take a bit more than a single wipe to get the old glue off. Bottom line is to watch carefully for any effect to the hypalon. Allowing the solvent to flash off between application wouldn't hurt.


jky
__________________
jyasaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 July 2008, 12:57   #8
Member
 
ribraff's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Dartmouth
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,209
If you use the Dremmel tool with a sanding stone you kill two birds with one stone, removing the glue and keying the hypalon ready for the new patch.

Use this one
Attached Images
 
__________________
ribraff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 July 2008, 12:21   #9
Member
 
Country: Germany
Town: Stuttgart
Boat name: Boat
Make: Avon,Scorpio,535 She
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yam 75HP,Johnson 70
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 133
Hi, there is a special tool on the market to clean body parts from cars . Its a round rubber for the drillingg machine . You get on the glue with the rotating rubber and it gets warm and rubbed away. 3M has it e.g. (Ihave it also :-) )

Mike
__________________
mike-stgt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 July 2008, 16:37   #10
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,653
Quote:
Originally Posted by mike-stgt View Post
Hi, there is a special tool on the market to clean body parts from cars . Its a round rubber for the drillingg machine . You get on the glue with the rotating rubber and it gets warm and rubbed away. 3M has it e.g. (Ihave it also :-) )

Mike

Cratex? Or Kratex, maybe. It's a rubber infused with an abrasive powder. Gunsmiths use them for polishing steel. Usually mountable on a spindle for use with a Dremel or similar tool.

I would think they wouldn't be abrasive enough for this purpose, though. Dunno.

jky
__________________

__________________
jyasaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:02.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.