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Old 03-09-2009, 18:55   #1
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Liquid Rubber

I have a kayak with a hypalon bottom and a canvas top. I would like to freshen the scuffed up bottom with this liquid rubber stuff I bought from west marine, but the coating that is on the kayak now is silver, not grey. (shiny silver, almost like silver paint.) I don't know what this coating is. Has anyone ever heard of a silver paint for hypalon boats? Has anyone used the liquid rubber stuff from west marine? By the way, I am now officially a sailboat owner, sort of. My kayak has been outfitted with a mainsail and a jib. Heh Heh. Eric
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Beware. If what you got is the gray matter my mate applied to his dink ....

Make a test ride with a small patch first.

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beware of what!?
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Hi Virginia boy

Sorry I havent a clue what the silver paint is on your Hypalon but to repair hypalon the easiest way to patch etc. is to ruffen the hypalon surface then put a layer of 5200 fast set tube on. The best advice I can give you would be to first pick an area thats small and less critical and then sand the hyplalon surface lightly and apply some of the rubber paint and leave it a couple of days and then flex and kinda abuse the teat area and see how the repair holds up. If all good then go ahead and do the whole surface.
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this is what you need GacoFlex H-22. here's the link Gaco Western - GacoFlex H-22 Hypalon Coating
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Thanks, I'm on it. Pics will be forthcoming. Eric
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Update required for Liquid Rubber to help some worn patched on da Zodiac, whiuch is Hypalon.


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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Polyurethane paste for repairing, protecting and watertight
sealing of 1001 different objects. Also suitable for filling and
sealing cracks and joints. Transparent. Wear-resistant.
Water-resistant. Gap filling. Remains flexible. Universal.
FIELD OF APPLICATION
Gluing, sealing and filling of: rubber, leather, textile,
neoprene, various kinds of plastic, wood, metal or ceramics.
Perfect for: (sports)shoes, (soles and heels), boots, gloves,
slippers, (hockey)sticks, inflatable objects (such as boats
and mattresses) made of rubber or soft PVC, rain suits,
traveling bags, wetsuits, diving suits, tents, (horse)saddles,
decorative objects, car lights, -spoilers and -seats, stitched
seams. Not suitable for PP and PE.

Not suitable for prolonged exposure to organic solvents.

Contains isophrondiisocyanate and
hexahydromethylphthalic anhydride.

Bison Liquid Rubber may course allergic reactions.
"Not suitable for PP and PE." What is PP and PE?

Has anyone used this crap? Is it goodly?



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"Not suitable for PP and PE." What is PP and PE?
I believe PP = polypropylene and PE = polyethylene, the thermoplastic polymer twins!
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I believe PP = polypropylene
If my dink was made of Polyropylene she would float
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"Hypalon" is DuPont’s brand name for chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSPE) synthetic rubber.
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"Hypalon" is DuPontís brand name for chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSPE) synthetic rubber.
So I should not use this liquid rubber on chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSPE) as it says "Not suitable for PP and PE."

or is CSPE different?


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then flex and kinda abuse the teat area and see how the ...'it'... holds up. If all good then go ahead and do the whole surface.
Hope this helps
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Derek - I usually get a stern talking to if I take this approach. Hope it works out for you.
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I would expect it's NOT suitable for Hypalon.

You might ask Bison
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