Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

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Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

Post by Girdles » Mon May 27, 2019 4:04 pm

Can anyone recommend a glue for re bonding the plastic stiffener, seat rail, to the base of a Lettmann granate.

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Re: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

Post by purelandexpeditions.com » Mon May 27, 2019 4:46 pm

no more nails, that should do the job.
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Re: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

Post by Girdles » Tue May 28, 2019 3:54 pm

Or Wallpaper paste, cheers.

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Re: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

Post by Chris Bolton » Tue May 28, 2019 4:54 pm

I would guess an epoxy resin, to bond to the hull, but with flexibility to bond to the stiffener. West G-Flex is what I've used for repairing a Royalex (ABS/vinyl sandwich) canoe; I'd suggest that.

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Re: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

Post by Adrian Cooper » Tue May 28, 2019 4:58 pm

The usual recommendation for polyethylene is Evo Stik Impact adhesive

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Re: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

Post by Colin C » Wed May 29, 2019 2:39 pm

Also do some research on surface tension, there is some good stuff on the sea page. Use a blue flame to pass over what needs stuck, to change the ion composition, and it will make it "stickier". Dont heat it up, this is to change the balance of ions.

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Re: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

Post by Chris Bolton » Wed May 29, 2019 3:51 pm

Looking at comments, I'm checking my understanding of the question. The stiffener is plastic, I assume polythene, but I've understood that the Lettmann Granate is a composite boat?

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Re: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

Post by Colin C » Wed May 29, 2019 5:02 pm

I thought it was a linear plastic boat.

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Re: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

Post by Adrian Cooper » Wed May 29, 2019 5:16 pm

The Granate is available as a composite boat but I would have thought most were poly.

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Re: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

Post by Girdles » Fri May 31, 2019 7:14 pm

Thanks for reply’s

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