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Old 31 August 2007, 20:36   #1
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need help

I was glueing some rustrake back on my boat when i nooticed that I had a seam underneath one of my cones in back that was coming undone. The probblem I have is that it almost looks like the seam tape is actually seperating. It is as if you took an oreo cookie and pulled it apart. The tape looks like it is still glued onto my tube on one half and seperating along the fabric in the center. Question is can I just glue this back to the original using hypalon glue or will this not work. It is a very clean seperation with no residual glue but just want to know if the glue will work on where the fabric is showing? any help would be great

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Old 02 September 2007, 04:58   #2
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Hopefully someone who knows a bit more will respond, but I've had good luck (not with hypalon, but with other fabrics) by thinning out the first coat of adhesive to a very thin mixture so it penetrates the fabric fibers.

You should be able to do this with most hypalon glues using toluene or MEK. It'll take a while for the extra solvent to flash off (meaning the cure time for the coat to get to the non-tacky state will be substantially longer; something like a light bulb placed nearby should help keep moisture from forming on it, and speed the cure time.)

Note that this is guesswork, but is well founded in other areas.



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Old 02 September 2007, 12:58   #3
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