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Old 05 October 2010, 17:20   #1
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Treadmaster wear patches on PVC tubes?

Hi all,

Have got PVC wear patches on my PVC tubes, but find they get really slippery when wet. Additionally, the sheer in the bow means stepping into the bow of the boat can be a bit treacherous.

Anyone know of any reason why i can't use the standard PVC friendly adhesive (4202?) to stick a few Treadmaster wear patches onto my tubes? I can't see a problem personally, but just in case?

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Old 05 October 2010, 17:56   #2
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I know that Bogi put some on the tubes of my old Humber which is now living in Iceland. There were some photos on here but I can't find them, it might be worth contacting him.
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I'm not sure how similar it is in composition, but I used Wickes own brand contact adhesive to stick the Hypalon wear patches to the tops of my tubes over two years ago, and they've not lifted at all.
I think it was under a tenner a litre.

I priced up the correct amount of 2-part Polymarine Hypalon glue, fell over, then when I picked myself up I decided to give the contact adhesive a try. I did make sure the surfaces were prepared really well though.

They are not structural and there is plenty of area so I'd give it a go.

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I wouldve thought treadmaster was a bit inflexible to successfully glue to tubes? You can buy hypalon wear patches with a grippy diamond pattern on, maybe there's a PVC version available?
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I would go for the non-slip fabric as mentioned above, just needs priming with hypalon before pvc glue is used.
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Steve's Parker (250KTS) has very grippy paches on the tubes, it's made from sections of conveyor belt material I believe. I used to use something similar when I worked in a factory. It was called 'grip-top'. I remember where we got it from but can't remember how much it was. Anyway it's bloody effective on a RIB tube.
Andre or Steve told me it was done at the factory, but pretty easy to do at home me thinks.
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Steve's Parker (250KTS) has very grippy paches on the tubes, it's made from sections of conveyor belt material I believe. I used to use something similar when I worked in a factory. It was called 'grip-top'. I remember where we got it from but can't remember how much it was. Anyway it's bloody effective on a RIB tube.
Andre or Steve told me it was done at the factory, but pretty easy to do at home me thinks.
These are factory fitted and are the same what Bogi put on Cypman's Humber.
Sorry but can't tell you where they come from. These patches come with all Parker ribs
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Treadmaster.... or what??

Ah go on Andre....

Go on, go on, go on, you will you will you will.... (I can keep this up for ages...!!)

Do the RedBays have Treadmaster on the tubes?? It looks like it.... Really just want something grippy, hard wearing and preferably black that can be stuck to XS PVC tubes....?

Oh, and where to find the stuff!!

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Don't Ribcraft use something similar?
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Dont treadmaster patches come with an adhesive backing?
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