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Clifton Urethane Adhesive Excellent one-part contact adhesive for PVC and urethane. The 4 oz. size comes with brush applicator built into the lid.

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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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.

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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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5.0

Great product.

By giovannik

from Maryland

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Weather Proof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor

    Comments about Clifton Urethane Adhesive:

    On inflatable kayak.

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    5.0

    great adhesive

    By Dave

    from Pasadena,Md

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Clifton Urethane Adhesive:

        worked great, clear color doesn't show

        Service and delivery comments:

        fast delivery

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        5.0

        Absolutely the best

        By boomer

        from the villages, FL

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Clifton Urethane Adhesive:

        It is easy to use with a small brush. Following the directions was easy and the bond turned out to be excellent.

         
        5.0

        Good product

        By vic

        from Alexandria, VA

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              Comments about Clifton Urethane Adhesive:

              Very strong glue to attach 6 AIRE 1" PVC D-Ring Patches to my AM365 inflatable boat. The result is excellent.

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              5.0

              great stuff

              By the animal

              from Spokane, WA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • No Mixing
              • Sets Fast
              • Some Really Sticky Stuff

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Finplate On Inflatable

                Comments about Clifton Urethane Adhesive:

                goes on easy, but use a bigger brush for big areas, no mixing, and so sticky. Does just what it is supposed to do. Be ready to work fast, it sets up quick. thanks for a great product.

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                • Clifton Urethane Adhesive

                  Q:

                  Will Clifton Urethane Adhesive work in a salt water environment, under the water (bottom of inflatable boat)?
                  Asked on 8/9/2015 by Adolfo from United States

                  4 answers

                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    Yes it will

                    Answered on 8/16/2015 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    I have no experience with salt water, but I think it will work just as well as it does on fresh water.
                    But, call or email NRS... They should know this one.
                    Good luck!!

                    Answered on 8/10/2015 by pngunme from NLV, NV
                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Adolfo, this adhesive works great for gluing PVC and urethane materials. Once cured, exposure to salt water is no problem.

                    Answered on 8/9/2015 by Clyde from NRS
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    It worked great for me on my inflatable standup board which I use in salt water
                    Sent from my iPad

                    Answered on 8/9/2015 by Anonymous
                • Clifton Urethane Adhesive

                  Q:

                  I am looking for an adhesive that will allow me to bond Soft Plasticised PVC tubing to stiffer 90 D Urethane tubing. The bond needs to remain flexible even at low temps of -20 F.
                  This is for production of inflatable products.
                  WACHA got????
                  Asked on 1/15/2015 by Gary Hosack from East Tennessee

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Gary, this adhesive will certainly bond PVC to urethane. Take into account that this is a contact adhesive, so if your project involves inserting one tubing inside the other, it may take some experimentation of inserting while the adhesive is still wet. In my experience, PVC becomes quite stiff at lower temps, even down around the freezing mark, whereas urethane remains flexible. Don't know about -20 F. It's basically the same adhesive that we use to build our Patriot rafts. All I can suggest is to give it a try.

                    Answered on 1/15/2015 by Clyde from NRS
                • Clifton Urethane Adhesive

                  Q:

                  I have a pvc Mercury inflatable. The boat is in great shape but this weekend the rubber seperated fron the transome and almost sunk What is the best adhesive to repair this with and any tips would be appreciated.
                  Gary
                  Asked on 11/10/2014 by Gary

                  4 answers

                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    The Clifton Urethane Adhesive does a great job on PVC as well as urethane.
                    Mike
                    Sent from my iPad

                    Answered on 11/12/2014 by Captain Aleve from Little Rock, Arkansas
                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Gary, if the repair is PVC to PVC, this adhesive will work fine. If you're gluing the PVC material of the inflatable to a wooden or composite transom, you'll need a different adhesive. I recommend G/flex Epoxy, Item # 50215.01. The Clifton is a contact adhesive and probably easier in some ways to use. G/flex isn't a contact adhesive but will bond well to both PVC and the wood. There are instructions for both of these there on the product pages, linked under the More Information header. To get the best bond you'll want to carefully prep the two halves of the repair. If you have more questions, give us a call, 800.635.5202 or drop an email to service@nrs.com.

                    Answered on 11/10/2014 by Clyde from NRS
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    My opinion is that if this won't fix it nothing will. I have used it on a quicksilver PVC to re-glue the Pad that holds the seat that receives a good bit of strain and it worked well. I researched the product and it seemed to be the best available.
                    Sent from my iPad

                    Answered on 11/11/2014 by Tom from Hendersonville
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    I've only used it to attach some D rings to my Aire Tributary 13, but it
                    has worked fine. I suspect it will work fine for by your application too
                    with careful surface prep. Best of luck!

                    Answered on 11/12/2014 by Anonymous
                • 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:

                    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
                  • 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
                • 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'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 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:

                    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
                  • 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
                • 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:

                    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
                  • 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
                • 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:

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

                    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
                  • 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
                  • 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:

                    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
                • 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:

                    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
                  • 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:

                    Mine did not.

                    Answered on 9/11/2013 by Anonymous
                  • 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
                • 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

                  • 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
                  • 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
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