Raft repair

 Raft & Croc Repair

 

The rafts are made of either PVC or hypalon. PVC is a shiny plastic material and the crocs and self bailing rafts are made of PVC. Hypalon is a rubber like material with a Dull surface, the red Achilles raft is made of hypalon.

 

PVC REPAIR

 

  1. CUT AND MARK PATCH

  2. CLEAN SURFACES WITH SUPERSOLVE-YOU WILL SEE THE SURFACE DISOLVE

  3. WHILE STILL WET APPLY THIN LAYER OF GLUE (MEGABOND 739)

  4. ALLOW GLUE TO DRY

  5. APPLY SECOND THIN LAYER OF GLUE

  6. ALLOW TO DRY

  7. HEAT GLUED AREAS GENTLY

  8. APPLY PATCH - HEAT GENTLY AND APPLY PRESSURE WITH BONING TOOL

  9. ALLOW TO COOL - RAFT IS READY TO USE

 

HYPALON REPAIR (WITH MEGABOND 739)

 

1. CUT AND MARK PATCH

2. SAND PATCH AND RAFT WELL -YOU WILL EXPOSE FRESH RUBBER

3. CLEAN SURFACES WITH SUPERSOLVE

4. WHILE STILL WET APPLY THIN LAYER OF GLUE

5. ALLOW GLUE TO DRY

6. APPLY SECOND THIN LAYER OF GLUE

7. ALLOW TO DRY

8. HEAT GLUED AREAS GENTLY

9. APPLY PATCH - HEAT GENTLY AND APPLY PRESSURE WITH BONING TOOL

10. ALLOW TO COOL - RAFT IS READY TO USE

 

HYPALON REPAIR (WITH BOSTIC 142 A & D)

 

1. CUT AND MARK PATCH

2. SAND PATCH AND RAFT WELL -YOU WILL EXPOSE FRESH RUBBER

3. CLEAN SURFACES WITH SUPERSOLVE

4. WHILE STILL WET APPLY THIN LAYER OF GLUE (TEN PARTS BOSTIC 142 PART A TO ONE PART BOSTIC 142D MIXED WELL)

5. ALLOW GLUE TO DRY

6. APPLY SECOND THIN LAYER OF GLUE

7. ALLOW TO DRY UNTIL TACKY

8. APPLY PATCH APPLY PRESSURE WITH BONING TOOL

9. ALLOW TO DRY RAFT IS READY TO USE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raft Repair Glue - Megabond 739

                          - Bostic 142 part A & D (we have ceased buying this as Megabond works almost as well but consider it for a rafting expedition)

 

Solvent - Supersolve

 

 

 

Available from NJC Adhesive and sealant distributors

Unit 1G Springbok Park, 11 Springbok rd, Industria West

Tel: 011 474 8535