Hypalon® & PVC Inflatable Boat Repair Information
Includes a list of required materials. This chart will tell you what glue (adhesive) to use with what product. List of the valves manufactures have used in their boats.
Seven things you should know before starting your project.
Raft Restoration - With protecting your raft from harmful ultra violet rays with (303 protectant
may also help to seal and prevent some pinhole leaks. This will ultimately lead to a longer life for your raft.
Raft Sealant - Pin Hole Leaks, do not patch use Raft Sealant.
Stops the leaks from the inside
For Hypalon® raft restoration do not forget Liquid Rubber
is a preferred product for painting your raft.
Installation of Hypalon® D-rings , foot cups, footraces and carry handles is essentially the same for each accessory. The most used adhesive for installing Hypalon® accessories is 2 part shore adhesive, with Toluol. Shore adhesive is the bonding agent used to manufacture Hypalon® Rafts, Catarafts and Inflatable Kayaks, and the 2 part adhesive has an accelerator for faster and stronger adhesion. You should use the one part shore adhesive for river repairs and the 2 part for adding accessories.
Installation of PVC or Urethane d-rings, foot cups, and handles is the same for each of the accessories. We highly recommend stabond, a two part adhesive. River Connection has found this to be the most stable adhesive available today. Stabond is used with MEK as a cleaning and bonding agent, on all rafts, catarafts, and inflatable kayaks.
River Repairs - Most river repairs should be removed and the inside completely dried, and a permeate patch applies when you get home. The River Connection and the Boat Doctor offer a inflatable emergency repair kit. Why spend your valuable time on the beach repairing a rip, just apply the emergency repair kit and be on your way. The clear tape sticks as well to Hypalon as it does PVC or Urethane.