Clifton Hypalon Adhesive

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Clifton Hypalon® Adhesive is your best choice for unsurpassed adhesion. We use it when building our Pennel Orca® boats and highly recommend it. For a even stronger bond and faster cure time, mix with Clifton Hypalon Accelerator, Item # 38701.01. Accelerator ratio: 0.8 oz. to 1 gal. glue.

Coverage Guideline:
3.5 ounces should cover 1-sq. ft. of patch (both surfaces), with 3 thin coats.

We use Clifton Hypalon Adhesive to bond Hypalon to Hypalon, but this adhesive may also be used to bond other synthetic rubber materials, like neoprene and EDPM.

Shelf life: 1 year

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  • video: How To: Patch a Hypalon Boat
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  • video: How To: Inflatable Repair Adhesives Guide
    How To: Inflatable Repair Adhesives Guide
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  • Shelf life: 1 year

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 Adhesive

    Q:

    I have a hypalon dinghy and rubbed a 4X6 inch area down to the fabric. The problem is that it is adjacent to the rub rail so I can't overlap the patch. I tried putting the patch up against the rub rail but it leaks a couple of places along that seam. Any suggestions?
    Thanks, Andy
    Asked on 4/5/2014 by Andy from Moore Haven, FL

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have 2 rafts with a similar problem.  The spots rubbed raw have delaminated on the inside of the tube so a patch will not hold air.  The solution I found was to patch from both the inside and outside of the tube.  I cut a 4 inch slit in the tube and placed a patch by reaching through the hole - roughing the area and spreading the glue blind.  I rolled the inside patch with glue facing in to get it through the hole. Because I could not spread the glue on the inside too carefully, I was worried that I would glue the tube together, but this did not appear to be a problem as there was no  glue on the facing side of the tube.  I set the patch with a heat gun and lots of pressure.  Once I set the inside patch, I inflated the tube and patched the outside up to the rub rail.  It has held for 30 days, so it seems good.  Good luck. 

      Answered on 4/6/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Andy, that's a tough area to seal. I suggest covering it with a layer of Aquaseal, Item # 35001.01, after thoroughly abrading and cleaning the area. Then I think I'd attempt to overlap a patch up over the rub rail, using the thinnest material you can find. The Aquaseal will probably do the job by itself; the patch will be the cherry on the cake.

      Answered on 4/6/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • Clifton Hypalon Adhesive

    Q:

    is there a good way to tell if the glue is expired
    Asked on 3/6/2014 by Ryan

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      When it gets really gummy. Two seasons max.
      -Jonas

      Answered on 3/7/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I consider it "expired" if/when all the volatiles have evaporated out of it. If it is still liquid, I just add thinner to get it to the consistency I like - no matter how old the glue actually is.

      Answered on 3/7/2014 by Wayne from Glendale, AZ
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I've always figured if it's "runny" enough to work easily, it's still good.
      If it's too thick, it's near impossible to get even coats everywhere you
      need them.
      But I have another question -- maybe one the folks at NRS can answer: I
      don't think I've ever used up a can of Clifton adhesive -- it always
      becomes unworkable (i.e. too thick) well before it's gone. Can it be
      "revived" by thinning it out with toluene?

      Answered on 3/6/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Ryan, it's "expired" when it gets too thick to spread. It's an unfortunate characteristic of this excellent adhesive.

      Answered on 3/6/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Ryan:
      It usually doesn't last a year...
      If you open it, and it's like rubber cement and not viscous--then it's shot. :(
      Unless you're planning on doing a fleet of boats (repairs) then just buy it by the smaller sizes because no matter how well you tighten it; it doesn't last.
      Good luck.
      Philip Cook
      American Patriot / Humanitarian

      Answered on 3/6/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It will be really thick.

      Answered on 3/6/2014 by Anonymous
  • Clifton Hypalon Adhesive

    Q:

    Can I use this with "Shore Adhesive" for the application of foot cones?
    Asked on 8/27/2013 by Bear from Grand Junction, CO

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes. Absolutely, as well as with d-rings.
      P. Chance Cook
      American Patriot / Humanitarian

      Answered on 8/28/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Sorry I don't know if you can use this with Shore Adhesive, I'm not sure I
      fully understand your question, we use Clifton HypalonR Adhesive to bond
      HypalonR to HypalonR, but this adhesive may also be used to bond rubber to
      rubber.

      Answered on 8/27/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If you are gluing hypalon to hypalon, yes.

      Answered on 8/27/2013 by Dennis in Tijeras from Tijeras, NM
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I mounted hypalon foot cups to my hypalon boat using the shore Adhesive and
      no problem. They are holding fine.

      Answered on 8/27/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Bear, this is an excellent adhesive for our Pennel Orca, or other hypalon and synthetic rubber materials. It wouldn't be used "with" Shore Adhesive, but rather instead of. Combining it with Clifton Hypalon Accelerator, Item # 38702.01, creates the strongest bond; it's the combo we use when building our boats. I strongly recommend this combo for repairs that get a lot of stress, like foot cones, D-rings and air-holding patches. Links to application instructions and videos are there on the product page. Give us a call, 800.635.5202, if you have questions.

      Answered on 8/27/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • Clifton Hypalon Adhesive

    Q:

    I have an older Avon inflatable with a leaky seam. Your videos show how to patch the inflatable fabric but what procedure would I use to repair a seam? In addition to the Clifton Adhesive, do I need some seam covering material?
    Asked on 7/3/2013 by Howy the Sailor from Vermont

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    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Howy, repairing a seam is one of the tougher jobs. More than likely it's a "lap" seam, one piece of material lying over the other. The best job will be to separate those two pieces, using heat and toluene, clean off the old glue, then re-glue. Covering the repaired seam with another layer of material will provide extra insurance against leaking. I strongly recommend the combo of Clifton Hypalon Adhesive and Clifton Hypalon Accelerator for the job. It's what we use to build NRS boats. We have complete instructions for using this combo online, plus several videos on repair. Give us a call, 800.635.5202, if you have questions.

      Answered on 7/4/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • Clifton Hypalon Adhesive

    Q:

    My RIB tender was vandalized by having several 40+ inch slashes in the tubes(1 slash per tube). I am going to attempt a repair. Are there any special techniques to use for installing large patches?

    Specifically, I suspect I will need to do something to hold the edges of the slash in alignment as the patch is applied. I am thinking of the heat shrink tape that is used when shrink wrapping boats for storage. I would apply it to the inside surfaces of the tube. It has amazing grip and is waterproof so it could stay inside the tube after the repair is made.
    Asked on 6/30/2013 by Tyrone O'Soros from East Aurora, NY

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm not sure I understand what you are trying to accomplish with the heat
      shrink tape. I think it's repairable for sure. I would use a patch at
      extends 6-10 inches on all sides of the slash. Then you should be all;
      set.

      Answered on 7/1/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi Tyrone,
      With slashes that large in the tubes you need to do an inside patch and an
      outside patch, using special techniques and 2 part glue. I think you may
      need to consider a professional inflatable repair shop for this task. Did
      they cut across any seams? That will make the repair even trickier. Do you
      have any photos of the damage?
      Sorry to hear of your misfortune, I hope they catch the dirtbags.

      Answered on 6/30/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Sorry to hear that!
      Watch the videos for Clifton adhesive. I've used it a few times and think its the best.
      Hope that helps

      Answered on 6/30/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

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      Ouch, Tyrone, that's terrible! Keeping the edges of the repair together is important for getting a smooth repair. I can't speak to the heat shrink tape; however, Tear-Aid Type A (# 1980) sticks great to Hypalon and other non-PVC surfaces. As to the patch itself, be sure to mix the Clifton Hypalon Adhesive with the Accelerator (# 1904.1); it gives a significantly stronger glue bond. Follow the instructions and first watch the videos on the product page. And since you're probably in a coastal area, be aware that high humidity, over 70%, will interfere with a good bond. If you have questions, give us a call, 800.635.5202. Best of success!

      Answered on 6/30/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • Clifton Hypalon Adhesive

    Q:

    Can this glue be used in high humidity, around 70%? And high temp? 90 degrees. I'm on a boat in Mexico and need to fix a 2" tear in a Caribe dinghy.
    thanks,
    Frank
    Asked on 6/28/2013 by Frank from Yankee in Mexico

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have used it in worse conditions than that and had good results.

      Answered on 6/29/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The high temp is the real problem.  I've used the glue when it was in the high 70's and in direct sunlight.  The glue sets up very quickly in higher temps, so the wait times between coats according to the info sheet are drastically different.  I suggest gluing a couple of hypalon patches together as a test piece to see how it holds. 

      Answered on 6/29/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

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      Frank, high humidity can interfere with a good glue bond. About all the advice I can offer you is to pick the time of day when it's least humid and give it a try. If it holds, when you get to port where you can get in some more controlled conditions you can always re do the job, to be sure. One possibility, if you have toluene in your repair kit, is to apply three thin coats to the boat and patch, and let everything thoroughly dry. Then, wipe the surfaces with the toluene to reactivate the tack and put the patch on right away. This might avoid the humidity problem. Another possibility for a patch is using Tear-Aid Type A, Item # 1980, it really stick well. I would replace it with a Hypalon patch when you could get in those controlled conditions. Good luck!

      Answered on 6/28/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi Frank,
      I don't see any problem using the glue in high temperatures, other than less
      working time because of the heat causing it to dry quickly. I don't know
      if humidity would affect the glue. I am sure that you need to have the area
      clean and dry that you're gluing.
      Infinite Blessings,
      Gary Lee Belhumeur
      Lyoness Independent Business Representative / Premium Team Member /
      http://www.lyoness.net/eu/

      Answered on 6/29/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      I can only address a hypalon repair in the rain. The solution was to make a tarp, small fire and dry the air out as much as possible. Hi temperature would not affect the glue. The repair also needs to set for a few hours. In my case because I was not positive the repair would take in this emergency situation duct tape was applied over the repair. However, after removing the duct tape the repair was permanent. Hope this helps.

      Answered on 6/28/2013 by ILFR from Portland, OR
  • Clifton Hypalon Adhesive

    Q:

    It says that this will bond rubber to rubber as well. Does that mean I can use it on neoprene. I would love to just buy just one product for both the raft and Sprayskirt.
    Asked on 6/11/2013 by Wondering from knoxville, tn

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't know. I used on Hypalon and it worked great?
      Yours,
      Chip Maguire
      Senior Thermal Sales Engineer
      Clayton Industries
      ***.****el.
      <http://www.claytonindustries.com> www.claytonindustries.com

      Answered on 6/12/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, this will bond to neoprene, as well as other synthetic rubber materials.

      Answered on 6/12/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hypalon is a type of rubber, as is neoprene. Though not identical, they are
      pretty similar in composition. I've used this glue to bond rubber pieces
      like D-ring pads, oarlocks, bow light bases, rubber seam strips, and the
      like - which are probably neoprene, or something quite close - to hypalon,
      and even to fiberglass, for that matter.

      Answered on 6/11/2013 by Anonymous
  • Clifton Hypalon Adhesive

    Q:

    If you're patching a hole in a floor or tube, is there any benefit to using a dessicant to dry out residual moisture inside the tube?
    Asked on 5/19/2013 by mb

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      It's definitely desirable to dry out moisture that's entered a chamber. Pour out as much free water as possible through a valve hole (after you've removed the valve). A good way to dry out the residual is blow in dry air with a pump or vacuum exhaust through that valve hole.

      Answered on 5/19/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Trapped moisture = mold, but maybe mold is better than trapped dessicant.
      If you can get the interior dry and free of any other foreign matter (ie,
      dessicant) all the better. Mold can be hard on the material.

      Answered on 5/20/2013 by Dennis in Tijeras from Tijeras, NM
  • Clifton Hypalon Adhesive

    Q:

    I have a pint of FA4844 that is a year old...it has thicken and is difficult to apply. Can it be thinned? Toluene?
    Asked on 5/7/2013 by FloridaBilly from Hernando Beach, fl

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, you can cut it with toluene as long as it's not too far gone.

      Answered on 5/8/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Funny you should ask. I just had the same experience on Sunday. However my pint was considerably older so I played it safe and replaced it.
      No amount of toluene would have helped mine I think. In your case I believe if it is still pliable enough to stir you could thin it down.

      Answered on 5/8/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would not take that chance if it is for your repair kit. I would contact NRS directly but am guessing they will recommend the same. Buy yourself a new bottle so you know a repair will hold when you need it. Hope that helps.

      Answered on 5/7/2013 by Otter 13 from Gunnison, Colorado
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Unfortunately, once the adhesive has thickened you can't re-thin it.

      Answered on 5/7/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • Clifton Hypalon Adhesive

    Q:

    hypalon adhesive come with the accelerator
    Asked on 3/13/2013 by Richard from LEE county FL 33976

    4 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Clifton Hypalon Adhesive, Item # 1904, is a great one-part glue for Hypalon, neoprene and other synthetic rubbers. The Accelerator, Item # 1904.1, is sold separately and significantly increases bond strength and decreases cure time. We strongly recommend the combo for air-holding patches and items like D-ring patches, handles and footcups, that undergo a lot of stress. These products are the same ones used in building our top-quality Pennel Orca rafts, catarafts and IKs.

      Answered on 3/13/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No accelerator in the kit I ordered.

      Answered on 3/14/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Hi,
      Neither the Clifton Hypalon adhesive nor the Shore adhesive are sold with
      the Clifton Hypalon accelerator. The accelerator does speed up the dry time
      and also increase the strength of the bond.
      If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to e-mail or call.
      Have a great season boating.
      -Matthew

      Answered on 3/14/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No.  You have to buy the accelerator separately.  Read the description and then
      decide if you still want the accelerator.  Pay attention to the mix ratio; you
      won't need very much.

      Answered on 3/13/2013 by Anonymous
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Good stuff

I used this to replace a couple of valves on an old Avon, and it is fairly easy to work with and seems to have good adhesion. I used the accelerator, which needs...Read complete review

I used this to replace a couple of valves on an old Avon, and it is fairly easy to work with and seems to have good adhesion. I used the accelerator, which needs to be carefully measured because it takes very little, and too much accelerator will weaken the glue. I also thinned the adhesive with a little toluol, as it seemed a little thick in the can. This adhesive seems very similar to Bostic 2-part, which I've used in the past.

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Very viscous and not easy to work with

Everyone says this is the best glue to use with hypalon. I have to say that it was not easy to use. it is very thick and goopy- almost gel like- and hard...Read complete review

Everyone says this is the best glue to use with hypalon. I have to say that it was not easy to use. it is very thick and goopy- almost gel like- and hard to get a good even coat on the material. it was a pain in the ..... Recoat times were very short- like 5 mins compared to the instruction's 30 mins. any more than that and i had to reactivate it with a wipe of MEK.

Also, I have used stabond on my pvc boats with alot of success. it is much easier to work with, flows better, and just overall feels like a better glue. there was a night and day difference between these 2 glues. I wish there was a version of stabond for hypalon.

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5.0

Excellent Glue

By Ed

from Maryland

About Me Advanced

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Pros

  • Sticks Like Glue

Cons

  • Messy

Best Uses

  • Outdoor

Comments about Clifton Hypalon Adhesive:

Was happy that there was a brush attached to the lid. Used to patch my RIB inflatable and add a wear strip. Messy, but cleans up easily with Toluene.

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4.0

Clifton Cement measures up, but watch it

By Chris

from New Hampshire

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

  • Sets Up Quick In Dry Air

Best Uses

    Comments about Clifton Hypalon Adhesive:

    Used this to repair an old Avon Inflatable. Works great, but watch the set time in very dry conditions. It sets up to the tack test quickly in dry air.

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    4.0

    Clifton Hypalon Adhesive (FA4844)

    By Fast Eddie

    from Greenville, South Carolina

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Protects Well
    • Weather Proof

    Cons

    • Messy

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor
    • Quick Fix

    Comments about Clifton Hypalon Adhesive:

    This product can be applied with a short-bristle, stiff-bristle brush or a tongue depressor. Excellent for joining released seams on hypalon boats (3 coats each piece). Would love to know how the FA4844 compares with chemical makeup and quality of the original adhesive used to built my Zodiac Mark II in 1982.

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    By Chris

    from Olympia, WA

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          Comments about Clifton Hypalon Adhesive:

          Could add a section in the directions on thinning with tolulene. Thinning the adhesive helps to create smooth thin multiple coats.

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          5.0

          Great customer service

          By BillM

          from Reno, NV

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          • Easy to Use

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            • Boat repair

            Comments about Clifton Hypalon Adhesive:

            Needed it for our repair kit to float the Salmon. It was listed as backordered but customer service told me they knew it was in the warehouse. It was shipped quick and made it in time for our trip, great service!

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