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Old 22-05-2015, 10:51   #1
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Avon dingy glue

I have a 10ft Avon Rover inflatable. The rubbing belt keeps falling off. I have used a variety of glues to try and make it stay on, but to no avail. Most of the glues will stick to the dingy, but not the strip. Contact, silicon, 3M 5200 etc. Does anyone have a magic cure to my problem?
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Old 22-05-2015, 10:58   #2
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Re: Avon dinghy Glue

Avons are made from Hyperlon so you need the right two part glue which is different from the cheaper PVC dinghies. Areas need cleaning with Acetone or MEK first.

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Re: Avon dingy glue

We have used SC2000 in the past with good results.
It's a 2 part adhesive.
On the can it says something like, "Rough up the surfaces to be joined, apply glue and clamp for (I forget, 20 minutes?) return conveyer belt to service."
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Re: Avon dingy glue

As I remember, the tubes are Hypalon and the rubbing strip is PVC, and for that you use a good 2 part PVC glue.
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Re: Avon dingy glue

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As I remember, the tubes are Hypalon and the rubbing strip is PVC, and for that you use a good 2 part PVC glue.
Have the same problem with the rub rail on my Avon and the local shop told me the same thing although they just said the rub rail isn't Hypalon but he didn't specify what it was.

Their solution was to sell me a new Hypalon rub rail for a couple hundred bucks or so plus 2 part glue to attach it for another couple hundred.

Regluing the old one sounds like a lot better option.
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Re: Avon dingy glue

Yes Rima tip top is the perfect glue for Hyperion . Always used it on my commercial dive inflatables


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I have a 10ft Avon Rover inflatable. The rubbing belt keeps falling off. I have used a variety of glues to try and make it stay on, but to no avail. Most of the glues will stick to the dingy, but not the strip. Contact, silicon, 3M 5200 etc. Does anyone have a magic cure to my problem?
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Bostik 2402 is the pro choice. It worked for me. 5200 didn't last long and was a pain to remove. Clean off the old stuff well first. Use any solvent to get the junk off that works for what is on there. You may have to use acetone and or MEK as mentioned by Pete7, but toluene is the recommended prep for bostik.
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Re: Avon dingy glue

You may have a problem getting anything else to stick now that you've used silicone. Hopefully you can abrade past the silicone contamination.


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You may have a problem getting anything else to stick now that you've used silicone. Hopefully you can abrade past the silicone contamination.
Didn't notice that in the original post.

This could indeed be a problem.
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I had the same dinghy with the same problem. Deflating made it worse. Good luck

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