Hopefully you should be able to find your repair below or something very close to it.
Please remember also to check out the DEMO VIDEOS HERE.
Q. Can you tell me if Stormsure clear is safe to use on HD closed cell foam please? I have a hole in the bottom of a "foamie" surfboard to fix and aware that some glues will melt foam. However, i am looking for something waterproof and flexible so if its ok Stormsure might be a good choice.
A. Yes it works perfectly well for this. It is used on SUPs and surfboards.
Stormsure Adhesive is different to most adhesives as it does not cure when the solvent evaporates. In fact it does not evaporate at all, it is a polyurethane based adhesive, meaning it has rubbery qualities when cured, will be waterproof and flexible. It will not be affected by salt water either.
Q. Hi , Intex recommended I contact you re fixing a small hole in my inflatable boat. When using Stormsure glue on the boat, does it need a patch to repair or will the glue just fix it? What product is best and does it need to be stored in the freezer?
A. Stormsure Flexible Repair Adhesive will do the job just fine here. We sell them as 5g tubes in a pack of 3, 15g tubes or larger 90g and 285g tubes. It depends on how big the hole is whether you need to use a patch as well. By the sound of it, probably not. Simply just apply the glue into the hole and all around the area surrounding the hole and leave to cure (dry). Preferably on a flat surface or the glue will run. Please also make sure the surface is clean and dry before applying the glue. We do have some demo videos on the website you can look at.
Q. I've just ordered a 90 gram tube of Stormsure adhesive from a local distributor here in Australia. My intended use is to adhere some d-ring patches (pvc) onto an alpacka pva raft. I was hoping you could give me some advice on preparation of the materials prior to gluing thanks. I have watched a number of videos by Alpacka and NSR rafts whereby the advocate lightly sanding both the raft surface and the patch, cleaning with alcohol and then useing methyl ethyl ketone to soften the plastic surfaces prior to gluing. I'm not able to source MEK locally (think it's been banned). Could you please advise me of what preparation best suits your product with those materials?
A. Firstly the first steps that you have mentioned are exactly correct. Be careful when sanding that you don’t lessen the integrity of the materials. It is simply because the glue does adhere better on rougher surfaces.
Methyl ethyl ketone is just a solvent and wouldn’t surprise me if it is banned. It certainly isn’t something you can get in a shop over the counter anyway. This solvent is just used for cleaning the areas. There are alternatives like acetone or ethyl acetate. These are a similar type solvent that is in nail varnish remover, just more concentrated so if you do find and use any of these solvents then please wear gloves and don’t inhale the fumes. It is not essential that you have a solvent, just as long are the areas on the patch and raft are clean and fully dry before application of the glue. Simply using an alcohol wipe is perfectly fine. Failing all of those, water will do! We can supply alcohol wipes.
When applying the glue try and do on a flat surface so the glue doesn’t run and then spread the glue over the entire area. You can put the glue on both the raft and patch but just on one surface should be enough. You may want to use a brush or spatula type to spread it. You can thin the glue down by adding water to it if required. The glue takes 10-12 hours to cure properly so you will need something to hold the patch in place whilst it cures. Other than that you are good to go.
Q. I want to use Stormsure flexible repair adhesive to fix together two surfaces. One surface is patch. The other surface is my inflatable dinghy. Do I have the correct product? Do I apply the glue to both surfaces? How long do I leave after applying the glue before putting the two surfaces together? There are many instructions on usage of Stormsure but I can't find any that deal with this particular application.
A. As you can imagine, if we had a request from everyone for every type of repair then there would be thousands and thousands of them so we can not do them all. We hope some of the videos (which we keep adding to) help a little on the various kinds of ways Stormsure can be used.
Stormsure adhesive will work great for this.
Firstly depending on the type of materials of the patch and dinghy then some people find that sanding down down both surfaces help. Then cleaning it afterwards with a solvent like acetone (similar to nail varnish remover). This helps make sure the surfaces are clean and dry and actually creates a rough surface which the adhesive works better with. This is not essential however as it works just as well without doing it. Be careful when sanding that you don’t lessen the integrity of the materials. If it is going to or the patch is quite thin then don’t do this. Just make sure both surfaces are clean and dry.
If you do use a solvent, be sure to wear gloves and don’t breathe in the fumes. Obviously cleaning with water will also work but it is important that the surfaces are dry before application.
When applying the glue try and do on a flat surface so the glue doesn’t run and then spread the glue over the entire area. You can put the glue on both the dinghy and patch but just on one surface should be enough. You may want to use a brush or spatula type to spread it. To create an even coverage over the area(s). You can thin the glue down by adding water to it if required. You need to put the patch on the dinghy straight away. The glue is moisture curing so the curing process starts as soon as it comes into contact with the air (moisture in the air). The glue takes 10-12 hours to cure properly so you will need something to hold the patch in place whilst it cures. If any glue drips then make sure to wipe it off when it is still wet (during the first 2 hours). You will not be able to get the glue off after it cures.
Q. Hi, I'm looking into a dinghy repair - the thing is, it's the valve, the whole thing has fallen in, and can yet be extricated up to the point where it fills the hole back up, but does not inflate when the pump is clamped on due to insufficient seal, so I'm enquiring after the possibility that is repairable, say, if held in that position while a repair glue sets...? Please advise
A. A common repair for lots of inflatables. Stormsure Flexible Repair Adhesive will do the trick here. It is polyurethane adhesive, which means it has rubbery like qualities when it cures. It is durable, flexible and extremely strong. Simply hold the valve in place and then apply the adhesive into the gaps and around the valve. The glue will be touch dry in a couple of hours but please leave to cure for the full 10-12 hours. Then you should be good to go.