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Stabond Adhesive

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PVC/Urethane adhesive with accelerator.

Can be used to bond PVC to rubber (Hypalon®, neoprene, Pennel Orca®etc). When bonding rubber to rubber, Clifton Hypalon Adhesive, #1904, is your best choice.

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

Shelf-Life is 1 year

Mix glue with accelerator at 10 parts glue to 1 part accelerator.

All sales of flammable items are final.

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Related Videos

  • video: How To: PVC and Urethane Boat Repair
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  • video: How To: Inflatable Repair Adhesives Guide
    How To: Inflatable Repair Adhesives Guide
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Features:
  • PVC and Urethane adhesive
  • Comes with accelerator
  • 1 year shelf-life

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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  • Stabond Adhesive

    Q:

    I have an Achilles RIB and the rub rail which I have been told is PVC needs to be re glued to the hypalon fabric. I assume this is the correct product?
    Asked on 10/29/2014 by John

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      John, I find it suspicious that the manufacturer would mix PVC and Hypalon materials on their boats. You might want to further research that with Achilles. That being said, Stabond is the best adhesive we've found for joining those two dissimilar materials. If it is synthetic rubber on synthetic rubber, we recommend Clifton Hypalon Adhesive, Item # 38701.01.

      Answered on 10/29/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • Stabond Adhesive

    Q:

    how do you ensure a 10 to 1 ratio. there is no applicator / drop counter in the activator just the open cap in the bottle. If too much is used does it render the glue ineffective? Do I eyeball the amount on a flat piece of card board then another puddle of the activator in the center that approximates the 1/10 volume?
    Asked on 9/14/2014 by Scott from Park City UT

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use the small four ounce mixing cups that you get at a paint store.
      They have a guide on the side with different ratios.
      The glue doesn't affect the plastic and you can get it well mixed with a
      stir stick.

      Answered on 10/1/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hello Shopper, The way we do it in the shop is I think the simplest way ,, If you use half the can of resin use half the jar of catalyst, It does not have to be exact close is all you need. It will cure without the catalyst it is just not as strong of a bond .Think of it like a super glue the catalyst gives it the super bond..Hope this helps ,Steve

      Answered on 9/15/2014 by Steve from Seattle
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Scott, paint, and perhaps craft, stores carry plastic cups with graduated volume measurements. And for the accelerator look for plastic syringes at pharmacies.

      Answered on 9/15/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I used a plastic measuring cup that they have for paints and used that to get the 10:1 ratio

      Answered on 9/15/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Buy small disposable measuring cups and syringe to get exact amounts correct.

      Answered on 9/15/2014 by Waflyfisher from tacoma
  • Stabond Adhesive

    Q:

    What is the adhesive thickness should I apply? Can I apply up to .030" and still get the strong bond line?
    Asked on 7/29/2014 by Ken from Long Beach, CA

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hello shopper, 2 coats on both surfaces to be bonded is recommended to ensure complete coverage ,I have put on multiple coats with no problems but make sure you build up layers with thin coats that have set before applying more.Reactivate the adhesive with a heat gun and squeegee out the bubbles .80 % bond is achieved at this point after 24 hrs 100% bond....hope this helps

      Answered on 7/30/2014 by Steve from Seattle
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The adhesive really doesn't build up, it sort of absorbs into the PVC and
      semi liquifies it. When the two parts are pressed together it welds them
      into a permanent bond with no real adhesive thickness. It swells up a bit
      but as the MEK evaporates, the swelling goes away. Follow the directions
      exactly. I have forgotten how many layers and the MEK prep but the number
      or coats and time inbetween are important. Low humidity is important too.
      The stuff stinks to high heaven so it needs to be done outdoors or with a
      good resperator. Solvent gloves are needed too as MEK is not good on the
      skin.

      Answered on 7/29/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Ken, two thin coats are recommended, see instructions - http://www.nrs.com/repair/stabond.asp - The most important things are to prep the area well, get good even coverage of the adhesive on both surfaces and to roll the heck out of the patch. Call us at 800.635.5202 or drop a line to service@nrs.com if you have further questions.

      Answered on 7/29/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • Stabond Adhesive

    Q:

    how long before inflating?
    Asked on 10/17/2013 by T from Prescott, AZ

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Complete curing can take up to 24 hours, depending on conditions. If you have to inflated prior to that try not to add full pressure to the chamber.

      Answered on 10/17/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • Stabond Adhesive

    Q:

    How much Staybond do I need to adhere a 8' x 11' or12' sheet of filon to the same size sheet of 1/4" plywood?
    Asked on 10/15/2013 by Allen from Gainesboro t.n.

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The product we carry for Hypalon and PVC repair will not work for adhering filon to plywood. You'll need to use Stabond T-440 for this job. Go to www.stabondco.com to purchase.

      Answered on 10/17/2013 by C
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Allen, we contacted the manufacturer and here's their reply: "should give you 130-150 ft² of laminated material per gallon using a spray gun. At 3 grams of dry adhesive on each side (filon and plywood)" If you're brushing it on it would probably take more. Looks to me you'd need three quarts. You might get more detailed information and help by going right to the company - www.http://stabondco.com/

      Answered on 10/16/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • Stabond Adhesive

    Q:

    What are the VOC emitted by Stabond U283C? the msds has N/A what does that mean that there is no VOC emmissions?
    Asked on 9/25/2012 by Glenn from Fontana, CA

    1 answer

  • Stabond Adhesive

    Q:

    Does Stabond require a cool, low humidity place for installation?
    Asked on 9/6/2012 by Dick from Deerfield Beach, FL

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Dick:
      I used Stabond with its accelerator successfully this July in SW New Mexico. Temps were high 90's with single digit humidity and I got a very strong bond in a high stress area on my raft (foot tabs). Nine floats later the tabs are holding flawlessly. Follow instructions carefully and keep a sharp eye out for how it's curing. Stay focused and you should be okay.

      Answered on 9/6/2012 by Ancient Mariner from Silver City, NM
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have used Stabond a number of times in a hot garage (around 90 degrees F.) with humidity over 70%, and it has worked perfectly every time. Since you have to use the recommended amount of catalyst to ensure proper adhesion, the only result of the heat is that the Stabond begins to set faster, so you have to work with smaller quantities or work more quickly than in lower temperatures.
      - Ray

      Answered on 9/6/2012 by Anonymous
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  • Easy to use (7)
  • Weather proof (4)

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    Best Uses

    • Outdoors (6)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    great pvc glue

    A great pvc glue. My 94 zodiac yachtline needed a complete reglue. Stabond was the best choice. Follow the directions strictly and it'll create a permanent bond between the pvc. I also used...Read complete review

    A great pvc glue. My 94 zodiac yachtline needed a complete reglue. Stabond was the best choice. Follow the directions strictly and it'll create a permanent bond between the pvc. I also used it to glue the tubes onto the fiberglass hull and its working fine. I used it hard for 6 months this summer and its all holding strong

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    Powerful stuff when used properly

    once the glue was dry on both surfaces I needed to heat it up with a heat gun in order to get my patch to stick... once it sticks, it's quite strong. ...Read complete review

    once the glue was dry on both surfaces I needed to heat it up with a heat gun in order to get my patch to stick... once it sticks, it's quite strong. Still wound up needing a bead of West System G-flex around edge of patch to keep the edge of the rubber/fabric from catching on rocks. Many hands make the job much easier.

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    5.0

    Stabond

    By none

    from fairmont, wv

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Ease of Use

    Cons

    • Smell Maybe Wear Mask

    Best Uses

    • Used On Bottom Of Inflata

    Comments about Stabond Adhesive:

    Used on tear of bottom of inflatable kayak
    Worked instantly
    Nothing negative to say about it

    Service and delivery comments:

    earlier than expected
    arrived in great condition
    did not need customer service

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    • No
     
    4.0

    Strong but be careful in direct sunlight

    By RJ

    from AZ

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Immediate Bond
    • Very strong

    Cons

    • Failed In Direct Light

    Best Uses

      Comments about Stabond Adhesive:

      Used it to install Maverik foot braces in my Sea Eagle IK (PVC) for a San Juan River trip. Gave a fabulous bond. Another group member just brought the braces along on river as he didn't have time to install at home, so we tried installing his riverside in 90+ degree sunlight. That was a no go as Stabond set up so fast it went from brushable to hard in moments. So best used at home unless you can find some shade in a dry place. I'm thinking this is not the adhesive to use for an emergency repair on the river.

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      4.0

      Avon inflatable bumper guard

      By tjp765

      from San Pedro Ca

      Verified Buyer

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        Cons

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            Comments about Stabond Adhesive:

            Re attaching rubber bumper guard to Avon Hypalon inflatable. This was recommened by NRS. It's a good adhesive but difficult to mix correctly. Very difficult to work in hot days.
            An eyedropper should be supplied with package denoting so many drops per once.
            I have worked hypalon since '70s, two part Bostich was the best then and nothing is equal today.

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            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Stabond sticks good but hard to use.

            By fishycharacter

            from Colorado

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adhesion Is Excellent

            Cons

            • expensive
            • Hard To Dispence
            • Hard To Measure The Right
            • Leaves Discolred Residue
            • Short Shelf Life

            Best Uses

            • Add D Rings

            Comments about Stabond Adhesive:

            NRS might make a helpful video on easy use and mixing.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great product

            By Jenn

            from Vancouver BC

            Verified Buyer

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                  Comments about Stabond Adhesive:

                  Excellent bonding strength. I've read online that this is the best adhesive for PVC boats and I have to agree. I followed the instructions to a "tee" and all the davit, D-ring & stand-off pads look great.

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