Hello I'm wondering if anyone with experience fitting a rubbing strake can help me.
I attempted to fit a new strake to my searider today. I was doing it in 2 pieces so started at the bow and worked back, rollering it very firmly. When I finished sticking it all on and went back to the bow to roller it again, it had started peeling away from the tube. I realised the 2 coats of glue I had brushed on the strake hadn't bonded to it at all and it all came away very cleanly
The glue had bonded well to the hypalon and to itself, just not the epdm strake.
Not to sure what I did wrong, I'm wondering if I applied the glue to soon after cleaning the strake with thinners? or hadn't prepped the surface of the strake adequately, I sanded it by hand, should I use a grinding stone on the dremel instead?
Thanks for any help