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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.

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Related Videos

  • video: How To: PVC and Urethane Boat Repair
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    Length:3:11
  • 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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4.6

(based on 29 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Weather proof (4)
  • Very strong (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (4), Advanced (3)
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    • No (26)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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

Exceptional strength.

By Scott

from Fernie

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Very strong

Cons

  • Fumes

Best Uses

  • Boat Repairs
  • D-ring Attachment

Comments about Stabond Adhesive:

Excellent product. Just follow the instructions (outlined in one of the NRS videos) and achieving a super strong bond is easy. While more involved than preparing and using a simple vinyl glue, the bit of extra prep, mixing and time is worth the final result. Having a eye dropper type syringe will help in measuring the accelerator, as only a small amount is needed per batch. I've used Stabond to repair an inflatable SUP, as well as attach d-rings to the deck and mount extra fin attachments.

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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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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

    Pros

      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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          (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.

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          • Stabond Adhesive

            Q:

            I'm buying a Hyside raft whose thwarts are peeling away from the knuckle attachment. Is this the adhesive I need to make this repair? How long will shipping to Fort Collins, Colorado take? Thanks!
            Asked on 6/22/2015 by Krusty from Fort Collins, CO

            2 answers

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              Stabond or Clifton Hypalon Adhesive will work well to glue that knuckle patch

              Answered on 6/23/2015 by Kyle from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I used it and it worked very well
              With Thanks, Ritchie***.****

              Answered on 6/22/2015 by Anonymous
          • Stabond Adhesive

            Q:

            I need to re-glue the floor of my Zodiac PVC inflatable. The previous owner attempted the repair with GFlex with poor results. Which adhesive do you recommend for the new attempt and how best to remove old GFlex from materials to get clean surface for repair?
            Asked on 3/24/2015 by Lester from United States

            3 answers

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Lester, either Stabond or Clifton Urethane Adhesive, Item # 38700.01, will work well to bond PVC to PVC. I don't know if any solvent will loosen the G/flex. You can try using a heat gun to soften it. I suspect you'll have to remove it mechanically, by sanding and/or scraping.

              Answered on 3/24/2015 by Clyde from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I used about a gallon of this on a Hypalon inflatable. It says it's good
              for PVC but I can't speak to that.
              I found the 2" surface prep disks worked very well on a small air die
              grinder. The surface prep disks are like scotchbrite pads. very
              controllable (with some practice) to lightly scuff or heavy removal. Check
              your auto paint supply store. I used 2" twist lock style.

              Answered on 3/24/2015 by Big Tall Jason from California
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Not familiar with Gflex. Stabond or Clifton wil reglue the pvc floor. my
              zodiac floor unzipped too. I reglued the original joint and then glued a
              double strip to the bottom boat seam. used the heavy pvc material from nrs
              cut into strips. these adhesives actually melt the pvc and weld them
              together. follow the directions exactly and it will never fail again. the
              glue is like contact cement. once you touch the two surfaces together they
              will never pull apart again so make sure they are positioned correctly.
              probably essential to get the old glue off completely. the pvc needs to be
              prepped with MEK which may get the old glue off. nasty stuff that is best
              used outdoors. good luck. this held for 8 years until the rigid
              inflatable floor debonded internally. I hate zodiac.

              Answered on 3/24/2015 by Anonymous
          • 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

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            • 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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