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Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 4:04 pm
by Girdles
Can anyone recommend a glue for re bonding the plastic stiffener, seat rail, to the base of a Lettmann granate.

Thanks

Re: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 4:46 pm
by purelandexpeditions.com
no more nails, that should do the job.

Re: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 3:54 pm
by Girdles
Or Wallpaper paste, cheers.

Re: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 4:54 pm
by Chris Bolton
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.

Re: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 4:58 pm
by Adrian Cooper
The usual recommendation for polyethylene is Evo Stik Impact adhesive

Re: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 2:39 pm
by Colin C
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.

Colin

Re: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 3:51 pm
by Chris Bolton
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?

Re: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 5:02 pm
by Colin C
I thought it was a linear plastic boat.

Re: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 5:16 pm
by Adrian Cooper
The Granate is available as a composite boat but I would have thought most were poly.

Re: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 7:14 pm
by Girdles
Thanks for reply’s