Originally Posted by a64pilot
I'm letting it sit nearly flat for a couple of days. I'm not sure I did that last year, and I can see how if there was a tiny leak how it could channel through un cured glue.
In truth I don't remember what I did last year.
Hell, at my age remembering what I did yesterday is a challenge!
But FYI, the glues used by most hypalon boat
mfgs can be undone by gentle heating
with a hot air gun. Thus, the proper repair for your leaking seam is to undo the whole seam by heating
while pullling the joint apart, cleaning
, and then regluing. This is the sort of approach that a pro would take... albeit rather daunting for a beginner!. But, I suspect that the glue that you used for your patch would behave the same way, and it would have been fairly easy to remove it with heating as described above. Too late now, but if your new repair leaks
, removing both patches and starting over might be worth considering.
BTW, the one drawback to use of SC2000 for Hypalon repairs
is that it can not be undone this way.. or any other way that I am aware of! Once it has bonded, it's there for good!
Hope that your new patch holds up,.