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Old 04 May 2005, 13:49   #1
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Should I use MEK or Acetone for Hypalon glue prep?

Sorry I previously deleted my thread because I found the answer on this forum doing a search. But I am now reconstructing my thread:

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I have been told to use MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone) for hypalon glue prep. I was wondering if I can use MEK or Acetone for this prep job. I was also told to put down 3 layers of glue per surface before sticking together. I am planning to use the 1 part Hypalon glue.

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So I was told that MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone) should be used to prep hypalon before gluing. But I've read on these forums to use Acetone. Can anyone shed some light as to which is better if at all? I was also told to apply 3 layers of hypalon glue to both surfaces before sticking them together. I will be using the 1 part hypalon glue for some minor repairs. Would this be a decent glue to use? The parts I am gluing aren't under any really high load.

MEK for PVC, acetone or cellulose thinners for hypalon. 3 coats is good.
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Hey boatster -- put yer message back!

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Why did you just remove your post? Arse.
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That was slick fast, JK!

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Thanks Jwalker,

I was trying to delete my thread because I found the answers here by doing a search.

Good thing because I have Acetone but didn't want to go and buy MEK if I didn't have to.

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I was trying to delete my thread because I found the answers here by doing a search.
Now there's twice as much chance of the next person finding it in a search!

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So one of the questions gone unanswered is: Is the 1 part hypalon glue strong? I'm using the Zodiac brand in the squeeze tube. Is it worth using? I want to put on a seam strip and re-glue the avon patches that have pealed off. The only "under load" part would be the rear bottom side of the tube where it is constantly slapped from the water when running. I just want to replace the seam tape because its been tattered. I know the 2 part glue is stronger but how much more over the 1 part? Thanks in Advance.

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