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Old 18-12-2014, 17:08   #1
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Plexus For Repairs?

Having first learned about this wonderful adhesive material on a thread elsewhere, I wonder if anyone can advise on it's suitability for repair on failed polyester bonds, for example where a liner pan has separated from the hull?

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Re: Plexus For Repairs?

I had a liner separate from the hull and the repair was carried out with traditional glass and epoxy. When a liner fails I'm told its just about impossible to know if the failure doesn't even go further as there is no way for them to see more without cutting it apart. They did a good repair job but no warranty because of the liner. My boat required the liner to be removed in places to allow the repair so unless it is really simple and obvious I'm not sure how glue could be used but it will be interesting to hear from the experts.
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Re: Plexus For Repairs?

Go see Smack's Yard Guys thread, a lot of info there
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Re: Plexus For Repairs?

Its a late night for me and I didn't read your post properly. If you can access the area really well then I think Plexus might be a good option.
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Re: Plexus For Repairs?

If properly matched to the application, and given proper surface prep, it should be work (though I'd be curious about durability), but in small quantities (and apparently large, also) it's too expensive for my blood.


You can check out some prices here: Plexus MA320 Methacrylate Adhesive | MA320 | RS Hughes Industrial Supply


As an example, 94.00 for 380 ml (13 oz) cartridge.


Kinda puts 13.00 for a 10 oz tube of 5200 in perspective though.....
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Re: Plexus For Repairs?

I followed the Yard Guys thread for about twenty pages but got lost. My take away from what I read suggested it might work for the application because they apparently require little surface prep. Any experts out there care to weigh in?
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Re: Plexus For Repairs?

Do you have any picture? is the edge of the pan or grid liner separating?
Plexus need 2 clean contact faces and some even presure to glue again the liner, but i wonder if you can do that, reach those spots? best bet for me is to glass with epoxy the edges to the hull, but is just my opinión, not sure if i cant see any picture¿
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