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fstbttms 04-10-2014 12:47

Hypalon Adhesive Solvent?
 
I need to clean up some Bostik Inflatable Boat Adhesive (polychloroprene adhesive) from my Achilles hypalon boat. Any idea what generic solvent to use? West Marine doesn't carry the Bostik M 501 Cleaner/Thinner that the label recommends.

Jim Cate 04-10-2014 13:28

Re: Hypalon Adhesive Solvent?
 
I believe that toluene will do the job. Worked ok on the adhesive used in the old Hypalon Zodiac I had some years ogo.

Jim

fstbttms 04-10-2014 14:12

Re: Hypalon Adhesive Solvent?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Cate (Post 1645441)
I believe that toluene will do the job. Worked ok on the adhesive used in the old Hypalon Zodiac I had some years ogo.

Jim

I have a can of it about 20 miles away from me right now. Unfortunately, I have spent several hours shopping for it in Alameda, only to find it apparently is unavailable in California anymore.

Ecos 04-10-2014 14:34

Re: Hypalon Adhesive Solvent?
 
I called the glue people and they said Xylene is a replacement for Toluene

fstbttms 04-10-2014 14:53

Re: Hypalon Adhesive Solvent?
 
I ended up using "Goo Gone" and a lot of elbow grease. Hopefully I haven't ruined the material I used it on.

Wotname 04-10-2014 14:54

Re: Hypalon Adhesive Solvent?
 
FWIW, I have found Xylene is not as aggressive as Toluene. I concur with Jim as I have used Toluene on a couple of hypalon glues with good success. In fact, I have found toluene the most aggressive of all the common solvents but I am not surprised to hear that it is unavailable in California.

Given it's reported health risks, I remain surprised that it available retail anywhere these days but it is!

It is one solvent I try to avoid and treat it with great caution, supposedly it penetrates the skin like water through a mosquito net!

Anyway, hope you find something that works.


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