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Spraydeck wear : repair ?

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 3:33 pm
by charleston14
Anyone have any tips on repairs to my spraydeck? It’s started to wear where my buoyancy aid rubs on it when paddling.

Iron on patch ?

Re: Spraydeck wear : repair ?

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 3:47 pm
by Owen
Sureseal.

Re: Spraydeck wear : repair ?

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 4:53 pm
by Chris Bolton
Aquasure or Aquaseal (these are the same product, and may be the same as Sureseal recommended by Owen). Stretch the deck slightly, spread a layer of sealant, leave 24 hours. If you don't stretch it, the patch of sealant stops the deck stretching.

Re: Spraydeck wear : repair ?

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 4:56 pm
by pathbrae
If it's neoprene - Black Witch or something similar available from dive shops for wet-suit repairs.

https://www.wetsuitcentre.co.uk/black-w ... esive.html

or

https://www.wetsuitcentre.co.uk/c-skin- ... r-kit.html

Should do the job.

Re: Spraydeck wear : repair ?

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 11:01 pm
by PlymouthDamo
You mention an iron-on patch. Does that mean you've got a hole in it? If so, you can patch it with some similar material - I did mine with patches above and below the holes and that's been bomb-proof. I just used two-part drysuit repair glue, but the other glues mentioned will work.

If it's just wear (and I'm assuming it's a neoprene deck here) then another good option to make a really smart repair is liquid latex. This stuff has the appearance of light grey milk, so it's easy to paint on over a large area. It will dry to be a smooth, shiny, tough, flexible black rubber coat. (Loads of other colours are available.) You generally need to do 3 or 4 coats. If you mask off the area with tape, you'll end up with a reinforced patch, custom finished to whichever design you want.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Black-Liquid ... SwMWxeOV5U

Re: Spraydeck wear : repair ?

Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 9:47 am
by Owen
Sorry, I meant Aquaseal

Re: Spraydeck wear : repair ?

Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 11:09 am
by charleston14
Through happy chance I found some wetsuit glue from an old repair to a wetsuit, will try that, I suspect it will gradually abrade and rub off as the neoprene is already a little bit pilled. If that fails I’ll go liquid latex :-)