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Old 26 April 2007, 14:09   #1
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Tube pressure for repairs

I am going to try and re glue the rear of my rubbing strake this w/e which means pulling it away cleaning the old glue off then resticking it down, I have been to Henshaws and got the glue and also a piece of 'D' Strake which I am going to use as a guide for the Bow Fairline.

I am pretty comforable with prepping etc just wondering what pressure the tubes chould be when doing this work, I would imagine you want them at quite a reasonable pressure so you can use the seam roller to really work the edges down?

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Old 26 April 2007, 19:09   #2
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Inflate the tubes as hard as you would normally for everyday use, as you mention you need to have the pressure behind the roller which allows the correct profile of the strake to bond to all areas of the fabric. Preferable to use a heavy roller, usually brass, if not then any decent DIY shop should have a wooden or plastic one.

A tip for the sanding, get a dremel with a small pink 'v' shaped sanding stone, be careful and start at a low rev range. The glue will flick off easily and detailed areas are easy, masking tape is essential before grinding and applying glue.

Hopefully you also have some thinners, degrease before glueing and to remove any excess! 12 hours or so before use.

Good luck
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Old 27 April 2007, 17:29   #3
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Looks like the work is coming along nicely Chris, what time will you be there tomorrow as I am on the scrounge for a tiny bit of glue
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Old 28 April 2007, 03:11   #4
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John, I wont be up tomorrow however feel free to pinch some glue. I need to do one more primer coat then the final coat. so will need about 2/3rds of whats there.

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Thanks for the offer Chris.
I do have some glue but the patch I want to fit is tiny 1" x 3" I was just going to dip my brush in your pot as i don't think i would get a good mix on such a small amount.
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Old 28 April 2007, 03:44   #6
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OK I get your point, I will be there tomorrow morning at some time between 9 & 10 however only for 20 mins as I am putting on another primer coat. Then I will be back around 1-30 for a couple of hours to do the final coat and then stick everything back on.

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