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Old 17 August 2009, 13:10   #11
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If it is Polyethylene then sorry cant help but i do remember fixing old canoes made from the same sort of stuff using melted plastic ice cream containers.
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Thanks for the repiles, I have ordered some 3M Scotch Weld DP 8005 from RS, Im going to try this first, as I can lift the Rib on boat crane without removing the engine. I will post the results...
If it doesn't work I will try the welding root, but this will have to wait till the winter,when I take Rhino home, and I can remove the engine and turn her over (should be easier) I hope.
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Thanks for the repiles, I have ordered some 3M Scotch Weld DP 8005 from RS, Im going to try this first, as I can lift the Rib on boat crane without removing the engine. I will post the results...
If it doesn't work I will try the welding root, but this will have to wait till the winter,when I take Rhino home, and I can remove the engine and turn her over (should be easier) I hope.
Sorry for the delay, in posting I used the 3M's Scotch Weld DP 8005, as suggested, it worked a treat, thanks for all help.
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Since I wasn't a member in 2009, I'm sure it'll be OK to reply to a dredged up thread

If you Google ptex repair then you'll find a wealth of info on repairing PE. Snowboard bases are made of PE and gouges are routinely repaired at home with ptex sticks, basically you melt/light the stick with a flame and drip it into the gouge then dress it flat again. As it's seriously hot you're melting the filler and parent material and not having to deal with adhesion issues, I've done this at subzero temperatures with complete sucess.

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