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Old 18 March 2003, 13:15   #1
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Rib collar attachment

I have been looking at Ribnet from the sidelines for a while now - seems like there are plenty of experts on all manner of ribby stuff.
Can anybody help with advice on fixing on rib collars? I have an old Searider with no tubes and can get a set of new (well stored for a long time anyway) tubes to fit on. I have done quite a bit of rib repairs before (patches) but nothing this big. Do I need special primer on the flange? I have plenty of Bostik 486 plus hardener and thinners. All advice and information welcome.

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Old 20 March 2003, 03:33   #2
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A primer is not essential on the flange as the bond strength is almost as good joining Hypalon to fiberglass as Hypalon to itself.To bring the bond strength right up though, use Dunlop 5000 on the flange. I would also reccomend putting a layer of gel flow coat over bare fiberglass before sticking a bonding strip to it. .Bostik 2402 will be a better adhesive to use

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Old 20 March 2003, 03:37   #3
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For BEST RESULTS take it to a tube repair shop!!
Is a tricky job I hear.
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