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Mix Clifton Hypalon Accelerator with Clifton Hypalon Adhesive for a significantly stronger bond and a faster cure time.
  • Ratio: 0.8 oz. Accelerator to 1 Gal. of Adhesive.
  • Be sure to follow ratio instructions carefully. Too much accelerator will de-activate the glue. The Accelerator comes with complete mixing instructions and a handy metering device for measuring small quantities.
  • Clifton Accelerator can be mixed with Clifton Urethane Adhesive. It will not increase the bond strength, but will increase heat and chemical resistance of the bond. If the material bonded will be subjected to temperatures greater than 140 degrees F, use of the accelerator is recommended.
  • Shelf Life: Good as long as it still remains liquid. The Accelerator crystallizes when exposed to moisture. Keep tightly capped between uses.

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Related Videos

  • video: How To: Patch a Hypalon Boat
    How To: Patch a Hypalon Boat
    Length:5:09
  • video: How To: Inflatable Repair Adhesives Guide
    How To: Inflatable Repair Adhesives Guide
    Length:4:16
  • Includes Instruction Sheet and MSDS Sheet
  • Shelf Life: Good as long as remains liquid
  • Comes with measuring pipet
  • Mixing Ratio is 0.8 oz. (24 mm) of Accelerator for a gallon (128 oz.) of adhesive

video: How To: Patch a Hypalon Boat

How To: Patch a Hypalon Boat (5:09)

Properly patching a Hypalon raft or cataraft isn't difficult, but it does require specific tools, supplies and techniques. In this instructional video, the NRS Repairs Department shows you the materials, adhesives, solvents and skills you need to successfully glue a patch on your inflatable boat. This information applies to Hypalon, Pennel Orca and rubber inflatables. The same techniques can be used for gluing air-holding patches, D-rings and foot cups to your raft or cataraft. The video also includes tips for making temporary field repairs on the water.

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 Hypalon Accelerator

    Q:

    I am trying to verify something that some one told me.

    You can glue PVC when using Clifton Hypalon Adhesive together with Clifton Hypalon Accelerator-- Is that true or false?
    Asked on 12/18/2013 by No Nickname from Helena MT

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have not heard of repairing PVC with Hypalon adhesive. Seems like a better idea to use the Urethane adhesive. I'm skeptical that the hypalon accelerator would negate the difference between PVC and Hypalon. Urethane adhesive is available on the NRS website as well.
      Good Luck!
      Don S

      Answered on 12/19/2013 by Heavy D from Victor, Idaho
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      That is false. While you may get some adhesion, it won't be a permanent bond. We recommend Clifton Urethane Adhesive, Item # 38700.01, or Stabond, Item # 38704.01, for PVC.

      Answered on 12/19/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • Clifton Hypalon Accelerator

    Q:

    Ratio is .8 oz to 1 gallon, but when doing one small patch and mixing in a separate throw away container, does that ratio work out to be about a few drops?
    Asked on 4/25/2013 by Mason from Big Sky

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I had a similar question. Then I found some small glass measuring items in
      a cooking supply store for a dollar or so.
      I decided to use an oz glue and mix with .1875mm on the pipet which is what
      24mm/128oz works out to be. At least I think thats a marking on the pipet
      as I don't have one to look at.
      I had problems until I was extra careful about humidity
      Hope this helps
      Pete

      Answered on 4/29/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Mason
      Your are absolutely correct, "just a little dab will do ya." The catalyst is actually necessary for the strongest bond.
      A couple other things: 1) after you use the eyedropper flush it out with alcohol, acetone, or MEK just so none of the catalyst dries inside the dropper which will make it useless for measurements; and 2) use electrical tape to wrap around the cap that screws onto the catalyst bottle after each time you open the bottle to minimize potential evaporation of the catalyst.. Nothing is worse than having everything set and prepped only to find that small bottle of catalyst is nothing but dried crystals. In fact, I keep the catalysts for all the glues I use in the fridge or freezer.
      Good luck.
      Dana
      Dana and Judy LeTourneau
      Aboard the sailing vessel PARADISO
      Bocas del Toro, Panama
      507-6697-2567-Dana
      507-6685-7352-Judy

      Answered on 4/29/2013 by Dana from Bocas del Toro, Panama
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Volumetrically, that ratio is 155:1. A drop of water is about 40
      microliter, so one drop to 6.2ml, or about 5 drops to an ounce. A drop of
      accelerator is probably smaller than a drop of water (water has surface
      tension to hold the drop together), so you could raise that to 6 or 7 drops
      per ounce probably.
      A better way is to do it is by weight. Given the differing densities of the
      two materials, I once calculated the weight ratio at 111:1. If you've got a
      postal scale, or a good food scale, you can do this pretty accurately.

      Answered on 4/29/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yep. The accelerator comes with a handy cheat sheet telling you how many
      drops. The dropper also has measurements on it. I used a little mix
      bucket from the paint store that had measurements on the side. Hope that
      helps.

      Answered on 4/29/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes. There is a ratio cheat sheet and a plastic dropper supplied with the accelerator, usually attached to the MSDS for the accelerator.  It gives the amount of adhesive + milliliters of accelerator or the approximate number of drops. 

      Answered on 4/29/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Mason, on the product page, look down in the More Information box above the video links and click on the "Clifton Accelerator" link. There you'll see complete instructions and mixing ratios. And we supply that graduated pipette shown in the photo to help with measuring.

      Answered on 4/25/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • Clifton Hypalon Accelerator

    Q:

    Do you add the accelerator to the can of adhesive or do you have to mix in a separate container?

    What if you add to the container and do not use all of the adhesive right away, does it go bad?
    Asked on 4/9/2013 by Eric from California

    7 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You need to mix it in a separate container. An accelerator will cause
      the glue to cure very quickly. so unless you need to use the whole can
      of glue right away, you want to mix it in small batches.
      I bought a bunch of little plastic mixing trays that are basically the
      plastic end-caps used for cardboard mailing tubes for posters.

      Answered on 4/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Eric, once you mix Accelerator with the adhesive you have about a four hour use period. After that the adhesive sets up and is unusable. In the More Information block on the product page, there's a full instruction sheet in the link "Clifton Accelerator."

      Answered on 4/9/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      if you plan to use all of the adhesive in one sitting you can do that but if only using small portion of thr adhesive I would only add it to what you are going to use that day

      Answered on 4/9/2013 by Mike from Harrisburg
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Use small batches of glue/accelerator- it says on the container how long
      the mix is usable. Once mixed, it doesn't "keep" for long, so estimate how
      much mix you'll use for a particular job and only mix what you can use in
      the allotted time.

      Answered on 4/9/2013 by Dennis in Tijeras from Tijeras, NM
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Read the directions for using the accelerator again.  I'm quoting here:
       
       
      The shelf life of the glue is approximately one (1) year.  The accelerator will stay good as long as it is liquid.  Don't add accelerator to glue that you're not planning on using.

      Answered on 4/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I wouldn't add the accelerator directly to the adhesive unless you're sure
      you'll use the entire container. Instead I'd mix it on something
      non-reactive and go from there. A bit messier, but you save product and
      it's also easier to ensure a good uniform mix.
      Good luck!

      Answered on 4/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, always use a separate container when you're not going to use all or the
      adhesive in the can. Plus it's easier to mix outside of the can. And,
      think of the accelerator as a catalyst this will cause your adhesive to
      harden (or dry) without air, so you have to use it. Throw away any adhesive
      that's been mixed with an accelerator that you're not going to use, it will
      start to harden!

      Answered on 4/9/2013 by Anonymous
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        5.0

        A must for the adhesive

        By Steve

        from Carrollton, Tx.

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            Comments about Clifton Hypalon Accelerator:

            The measuring dropper made it really easy to mix just the right amount with the adhesive. No mess and great performance.

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            5.0

            Must have for a Super Strong bond

            By Mark

            from Chicago

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                Comments about Clifton Hypalon Accelerator:

                I am restoring a 1993 AVON and this product along with the Clifton Adhesive is a must.

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                4.0

                great product

                By jorob

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                  Comments about Clifton Hypalon Accelerator:

                  love the product speeds up work time for small sections of repair.

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                  5.0

                  BEST LUCK EVER

                  By THE FP

                  from West Palm Beach Florida

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                  Comments about Clifton Hypalon Accelerator:

                  I have patched many boats and never had the positive results that I did with this product. Did repairs in the bahamas where the boat sits on the beach in sun and heat. These repairs were done two years ago and are still perfect. If you aren't getting this to work properly you are doing something wrong. Humidity is a huge problem so follow the directions! Don't bother if above 70% you are just gonna fail! Yes it was a pain in the butt to pull boat inside and inflate but it was worth it. Either do it right or don't bother. I wish I could give this product 10 stars!

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                  Disappointed

                  By Fly Fisher

                  from Santa Cruz

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                  Comments about Clifton Hypalon Accelerator:

                  I bought this accelerator to add to Hypalon® Adhesive because it was recommended if would be exposed to sunlight. I followed directions when I glued PVC oarlocks to an Outcast pontoon boat. The oarlocks had stiff ribs and this glue never set-up completely and ended up using duct tape!What a mess. These were not inexpensive products and I am very disappointed in the results I got.

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