Apologies if this has been answered previously..
I would like to add reinforcement patches/ panels to the tubes of my Destroyer and am looking for advice.
Fortunately through work I have access to suitable materials and adhesives, as well as being able to have the panels cut on a flat bed cutting table.
Has anyone any tips of advice?
I am considering using a Kevlar based material manufactured by a company called Inventex. We use it to reinforce the knees and seat on SAR immersion suits. It does not have any stretch though and I wondered whether this would cause a problem?
Any advice on materials in general?
As for carrying out the work, should I abrade the tubes prior to gluing (to gain better purchase). I will be using Bostik 2402 and would normally apply 2 coats to tube and 2 coast to material. Thoughts?
I am presuming tubes should be fully inflated when carrying out the work (they have over pressure valves). Use Toluene to clean before applying adhesive.
Thanks in advance.