This happened to our boat more than 20 years ago.
At the time Defender sold a closed cell foam/vinyl 1/10 inch thick. It seemed more like solid vinyl I guess.
I don't think they sell it anymore; it came from Hough Marine
. I recently saw that they went under a different name now.
I used 3 M water
based contact cement. The normal stuff starts to dissolve the vinyl, and the fumes are pretty bad.
Originally Posted by Geminiah
The foam backing on my vinyl has basically turned to dust. I've removed it the best I can. For simplicity, I'm going to replace it with foam backed vinyl again, but I was thinking I'd used closed cell foam so that if (when) there is a leak, it won't act like a sponge. But, I can't find vinyl with closed cell foam backing...it's all latex based open cell. I read another thread where somebody glued closed cell onto vinyl and then glued that to the hull
Is there a company that sells the closed cell already attached to the vinyl? If not, is there a reason that would be a bad idea?