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Clifton Urethane Adhesive Excellent one-part adhesive for PVC and urethane. Comes with brush applicator.

Coverage Guidelines:
4 ounces should cover 1 - 1.5sq. ft. of patch (both surfaces), with 2 thin coats.

Shelf life: 1 year

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video: How To: PVC and Urethane Boat Repair

How To: PVC and Urethane Boat Repair (3:11)

It's important to master the skills and techniques of patching your urethane or PVC fabric inflatable boat. In this video the NRS Repairs Department goes over the step-by-step process for finding the leak, preparing the surface of the patch and boat, applying the glue and rolling on the patch. The use of Clifton Urethane Adhesive is demonstrated, but the same techniques work with Stabond Adhesive, Vynabond and other PVC/urethane-type adhesives. Using these methods you can also add D-rings, foot cups and wear strips to your boat.

video: How To: Inflatable Repair Adhesives Guide

How To: Inflatable Repair Adhesives Guide (4:16)

When repairing your Hypalon, PVC or urethane inflatable, or your plastic or composite kayak, it's vital that you choose the right adhesive and solvent for the job. Using the wrong materials will result in a poor repair and wasted effort. In this video, Josh from NRS Repairs shares an inflatable repair adhesives guide to help you understand when to use such glues as Clifton Hypalon, Shore, Stabond, Clifton Urethane, Vynabond and G/flex Epoxy. Solvents for repair prep are important too; you'll also learn when you can use toluene, MEK, acetone and alcohol.

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  • Clifton Urethane Adhesive

    Q:

    Will this adhesive bond to fiberglass, Kevlar & carbon fiber?
    I plan to add d-ring patches to kayaks with those materials.
    Asked on 10/14/2014 by Terry from Brandon, MS

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 10/17/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Terry, the best product for attaching D-rings (hypalon, PVC or urethane) to those materials is G/flex Epoxy, Item # 50215.01. Take a look at the links in the More Information section on the product page for application info. Give us a call with how-to questions, 800.635.5202.

      Answered on 10/14/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't believe it will permanently bond to any resin/epoxy based fiber reinforced materiel.
      James Scheh
      Planet Granite

      Answered on 10/14/2014 by Anonymous
  • Clifton Urethane Adhesive

    Q:

    Any idea how much of this I would need to install 4 (approximately) 70" X 12" wear strips on my Aire Tributary raft?

    Thanks,
    Mike
    Asked on 7/10/2014 by SkookMB from Kirkland, WA

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would say at least a quart. Those are big patches and you want to do at least two coats per side. You can thin the glue with mek if needed. Hope this helps.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 7/10/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'd go with with two or three. I used half a can with just a few 12"x
      12" patches. They are holding strong after two years of use. Great stuff.

      Answered on 7/11/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I hate to say it bit you might need a gallon of the stuff for the square inch/footage area you are hoping to cover. Also, a word of warning...this material is very finicky. If you dont get it right the first time it will likely be impossible to get the material to adhere. I put patches with rubber grip
      Handles on my raft and some are peeling. The others have stayed nicely. Make sure both surfaces are clean and tacky with the material before you try to apply.
      Whitney David
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 7/10/2014 by Nirvana from Taos, NM
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      When I question NRS regarding how much to order for the large D-Rings I was
      gluing to my inflatable pontoon, their 'expert' recommended 2 cans - they
      sent me 4 - I asked them what they wanted me to to do with the two extras -
      they said, "they are hazardous to ship - just keep them, no charge".
      It only took part of one can to do what I wanted - I have at lest 1/2 of
      that can left and carry a second unopened can in my pontoon saddlebags.
      The other two cans... unopened cans only have a recommended 'life' on 1
      year.
      For your stated use...
      *Coverage Guidelines:4 ounces should cover 1 - 1.5sq. ft. of patch (both
      surfaces), with 2 thin coats. *
      You are doing 70*12*4 = 3360 sq inches
      144 sq inches in a sq foot
      3360/144 = *23.333sq feet = 16 4oz cans(@ 1.5sq ft /can) to 24 4oz cans(1
      sq ft/can)*
      *Quart = 32oz / 4oz cans = 8 4oz cans/qt - so, two to three quarts... @
      $56.95/qt - much cheaper by the quart*
      *Check my math!*
      Hope this helps.
      Danny
      If I were to hazard a guess, I would say you will probably need

      Answered on 7/10/2014 by pngunme from NLV, NV
  • Clifton Urethane Adhesive

    Q:

    I have a pvc raft used on lakes and pools. It has(had) a mesh liner under one section with couch seats surrounding it. That section of mesh ripped of the original material.

    My questions are:
    How strong is this material in terms of ability to hold weight?
    Will it be able to hold if used as an adhesive for a pvc gasket glued to a pvc raft, with a mesh sheeting to replace that which ripped off?

    The section to replace is an area that measures 4 X 5 feet.

    Any help would be appreciated. Or a data sheet.

    Thanks, SNJ
    Asked on 7/8/2014 by SNJ from butler, nj

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This glue is the 'best in the business' for raft repairs. Best thing to do
      is try a small section and go from there. We use this glue to weld the
      raft fabrics together and then we inflate them, of course, which is pretty
      remarkable when you think about how good this stuff is. So try a small
      section, put some weight on it, and remember to clean with toluene and use
      light sandpaper to prepare both surfaces. Also, apply glue to both
      sections and then wait till they are tacky before placing together. Leave
      alone for 24 hours before you test it.

      Answered on 7/8/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I used it to apply some PVC D-rings and it has been holding very well
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 7/8/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You need to glue PVC to PVC
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 7/8/2014 by Anonymous
  • Clifton Urethane Adhesive

    Q:

    Installing d rings on royalex: do I have to use MEK to clean the site or will alcohol do? Is there another common household substitute? I really don't want to buy a whole gallon of MEK for the small job I'm doing. Thanks!
    Asked on 5/19/2014 by TominVA from Stafford, VA

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, I agree. I used some other household awful cleaner like GoofOff.
      Alcohol will do it too. I would rough up the site with 800 grit sand
      paper and get the shiny coating off of the boat material first. After
      that, the alcohol (like clear spirit, or isopropyl alc. be sure to apply
      adhesive to BOTH the patch D Ring and the boat. Let dry till tacky, then
      press and put a big weight on it and don't touch it for two hours. It
      really will adhere and won't come off.
      Scott in Sonoma

      Answered on 5/20/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I think you need MEK since it also prepares and softens the surface a bit
      to better bind with the glue. I found it at my local hardware store in
      quarts.

      Answered on 5/19/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Buy MEK by the quart at ACE, Lowes, HDepot.
      Alcohol leaves a film.

      Answered on 5/19/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You may use Aceton ,the common one for the nail lac,but be sure there's must be no oil added or any other oily substitute.
      Clean thoroughly with a cotton rug and wait at least 10 min to get vaporized.Be sure you clean any remains of the old glue before you apply the first layer.
      For any additional information on your disposal
      Stratos Kyriakis
      Zodiac service Greece
      www.zodiac-service.gr

      Answered on 5/19/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      In that job the main thing the solvent is doing is cleaning off any oils or other substances that will interfere with the bond. Rubbing alcohol isn't as good at the job as MEK, but it should do the job. I'd lightly buff the boat and patch with a fine grit sandpaper before cleaning. This will also help remove contaminants. Acetone is another more common solvent that you might find in small quantities.

      Answered on 5/19/2014 by Clyde
  • Clifton Urethane Adhesive

    Q:

    Will this glue work on the vinyl air Blatter of our Tomcat Tributary IK?
    Asked on 3/8/2014 by Big Sky gal

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, it's an excellent adhesive for PVC/vinyl.

      Answered on 3/8/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • Clifton Urethane Adhesive

    Q:

    Do the larger sizes come with applicators?
    Asked on 9/8/2013 by John

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No, you'll need to buy some acid brushes.  $0.34 at any ACE Hardware or home improvement center.

      Answered on 9/11/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Mine did not.

      Answered on 9/11/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      John, only the 4 ounce can has an applicator brush mounted in the lid.

      Answered on 9/9/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I am not aware of any applicator for Clifton Urethane Adhesive. I carry a few $0.99 paint brushes in my patch kit as applicators.
      TJH
      Rafting since 1976

      Answered on 9/9/2013 by Anonymous
  • Clifton Urethane Adhesive

    Q:

    I have some older Foster Bumper Boats that have I believe PVC tubes - Foster no longer supports this product and suggests Zebtec replacement tubes - Looking for best suggestions/product to repair these tubes?
    Asked on 7/22/2013 by Bob from Howell MI

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I used this product to repair an 8" hole in my 12 foot inflatable trampoline and it has held up very well. It is also very important that the patch you use is just as durable as the material used on your boat otherwise chances are you will blow a hole right through the patch (I made this mistake on my first attempt). That being said this product is great and forms a very strong between the patch and PVC tube. Hope this helped.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 7/25/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Bob, this is a good adhesive for PVC material. Follow instructions carefully and work in a well ventilated space, or better yet use an organic fumes cartridge filter mask.

      Answered on 7/22/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • Clifton Urethane Adhesive

    Q:

    7 yr old PVC boat, seam between tube and end-cap opened. I read instructions re. patching; but, this is a partially opened seam in a round tube. Seems it will be difficult to clean and prepare the surfaces at the edges of the fault. Any suggestions?
    Asked on 7/19/2013 by Warren from Towson, MD

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Unfortunately I don't have any great suggestions. If it was me I would
      just clean it out as best as I could and keep pressure on the seam while it
      is curing, maybe by putting something heavy on it. Good luck.

      Answered on 7/22/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Do not know about end caps but I had to repair a small hole next to the rubbing strake
      so that a ledge of sorts had to be bridged over.
      Made a patch to cover the hole and then another and larger over the patch and rubbing strake with plenty of glue around the inside patch edges to make a smooth transition between the over and under layers. The glue has to dry as the filler is being built up. The tube was once again air tight.
      good luck

      Answered on 7/21/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No I don't have any words of wisdom. You're right that it will be difficult but if you put forth the effort you can probably get it done.
      What about getting the manufacturer to repair it? I have an old Jack's Cat and all of the D rings were coming off. I decided that it was well worth the cost to have Jack's Plastic Welding repair it. Especially since they had better adhesives than back when they built the tubes.

      Answered on 7/19/2013 by Desert Flute Man from Newport Beach, CA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You might contact inland marine, they repair and refurbish inflateables. They may be able to point you in the right direction or fix it for you.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 7/19/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Warren, I'm not sure what you mean by an "end cap" but there is certainly a lap seam there. If the end cap is rigid and the flexible PVC tube material is lapped inside that rigid part, then yes it can be a difficult repair. It'll be easier to help you if you can email some photos of the area to service@nrsweb.com. Please include your phone number so we can give you a call and discuss the repair.

      Answered on 7/19/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • Clifton Urethane Adhesive

    Q:

    this glue will work with Hypalon inflatable?
    Asked on 3/24/2013 by inflatableman

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I've only used Clifton urethane adhesive on PVC boats.

      Answered on 3/24/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      No, it is an adhesive for urethane and PVC-coated materials. For Hypalon inflatables use Clifton Hypalon Adhesive, Item # 1904 or Shore Adhesive, Item # 1906.

      Answered on 3/24/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't think so. I do know that these adhesives are very specific to the materials being glued. I have a NRS Bandit ( urethane ) and the Clifton works great. Hypalon is a different material and may need a different adhesive specific for it. I have a friend who glued on some D-rings with the wrong adhesive for his inflatable and they fell off the first  day of the trip.. I would consult an NRS service rep for the correct adhesive for your material.
                                                                              Bob

      Answered on 3/24/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No, you need a hypalon adhesive not a urethane adhesive.
      http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product.asp?pfid=1904&utm_campaign=shop_comp&utm_source=google&utm_medium=buy_now&utm_term=goog_product_1904&gclid=CLqX74DRmbYCFZFaMgodXQIAFQ

      Answered on 3/25/2013 by Anonymous
  • Clifton Urethane Adhesive

    Q:

    Hello.

    I'm considering buying these NRS footpegs

    http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product.asp?pfid=1638

    I'm aware that the clifton adhesive is one of the best but it is expensive (the price/import tax/international delivery etc..) On this site there is a 4 ounce tin of the adhesive which overall is considerably cheaper for me to buy than the pint size one. The clifton adhesive 4 ounce description says it is enough to cover 1-1.5 square foot. Without being able to see the foot pegs I want to buy, would anyone be able to give an insight or confirmation as to whether the 4 ounce would be not enough/barely enough/more than enough.

    Thanks in advance.
    Asked on 12/12/2012 by Dwighty from Swansea,United Kingdom.

    4 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The 4 oz. can should be plenty. If you haven't yet, please check our Dealer Locator - http://www.nrsweb.com/services/dealerlocator.asp - under United Kingdom, to see if someone there carries the adhesive or a good substitute. Best of luck to you.

      Answered on 12/12/2012 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have done a fair amount of fabric gliding and I would say it would be somewhere between enough and barely enough but should be sufficient. Dan
      Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

      Answered on 12/12/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have used a single can to replace (2) "D" rings along with
      multiple transom repairs. Looking at the footpeg picture I would guess one
      can should be just enough to install a pair of them.
      You may want to consider (2) cans just to be sure, probably still less cost
      than a pint.

      Answered on 12/12/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi, I have purchased the Clifton Adhesive just to have some for emergencies
      on-the-river. Haven't used it yet and have seen it get old after a year in
      the past. Have watched the repair video thru the Aire website and found it
      very helpful. Best of luck, sorry couldn't be of more help.

      Answered on 12/12/2012 by Anonymous
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      5.0

      works the best

      By Jim

      from ocala fl

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use Permanent

      Cons

      • A Little Messy

      Best Uses

      • Patching And Addons

      Comments about Clifton Urethane Adhesive:

      Works like the small tube of glue that came with the ka boat. No mixing, no fuss. Makes a permanent bond. It's what I was looking for.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      " Was Just As advertised"

      By double haul

      from Sumner,Wa.

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Follow The Instructions
      • Very easy to use
      • Watch Nrs Vidoes Good

      Cons

      • Set Up Time Can Vary
      • So Check With Knuckle

      Best Uses

      • For Quick Fixes

      Comments about Clifton Urethane Adhesive:

      I used this to install glue on rod holder, both boat and holder are PVC, did a good job. Your instruction Video walked me through it with no problem. Will use this product again!

      Service and delivery comments:

      I was very pleased with your prompt service, delivery was fast and well packaged for shipping. I emailed customer service with a couple of question's and received a response fast and answered my question in great detail. Your Instruction videos are Most helpful, and appreciated.

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      5.0

      Island Hopper Recommends this product

      By Paul

      from Island Hopper water sports products

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            Comments about Clifton Urethane Adhesive:

            I am the tech support at Island Hopper water trampoline & Banana boat products. This is the product we send our customers to when they are looking for an adhesive to fix or patch our products. use Aqua Seal to circle a patch after using this and you will have a professional repair

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            5.0

            good product

            By Dolomite

            from Roanoke, Virginia

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Ease of Use
            • Works Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Raft Repair

              Comments about Clifton Urethane Adhesive:

              easy to use, one step, no mixing or activation required.

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              5.0

              Great glue for PVC

              By Chip

              from New River Gorge, WV

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                  Comments about Clifton Urethane Adhesive:

                  I was working on my raft with some PVC glue supplied by manufacturer, but it was really to thick and dried as fast as I put it on. I was adding some D Rings and Thwart Attachments and I needed more glue. I ordered this as extra and it turned out to be better and easier to work with then glue supplied by manufacturer

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