Originally Posted by weephee
My Achilles is made of Hypalon and not PVC.
If yours is made of Hypalon I would suggest another approach.
I normally use the Stabond 2 part adhesive
and a repair patch of Hypalon of the appropriate size (probably ~2 inches greater diameter then the hole/leak).
Mark the area the patch, clean both surfaces preferably with MEK is difficult to find these days. Acetone will also work. Sand both surfaces with something like 40 - 60 grit sandpaper to rough up the surfaces. Clean again with acetone or MEK. Apply adhesive
to both surfaces and let dry without bonding the two surfaces together. Apply second coat of adhesive and wait a few minutes until both get very tacky to the touch. Apply patch to dinghy
surface. Work out any bubbles beneath the patch. Let fully dry for 24 hours before use.
has the Stabond. They made have a kit of Hypalon patches.
I believe West Marine
has kits of the Hypalon patches but do not stock Stabond but include a single
part adhesive in the kit of patches.
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