"Nonetheless, when you gotta get a patch on"
Don't ask me how I know this, but if you apply epoxy
and then put duct tape over it while it is still curing? The damned tape also becomes permanently bonded to the epoxy
. Same thing for packing tape. Who'd have figured?
If you have a hypalon dink, or life raft, there are "clam" patches, metal ovals with a rubber facing on them, where you slip one inside the hole, the other outside, and a metal bolt tightens them together so the hole or tear is "plated" over from both sides in compression
, no adhesive
needed. Not practical for a long term dink repair (ride the porcupine?) but extremely effective for fast fixes. On any material.