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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

Sales on this product are final. It is non-refundable and cannot be returned to us. If you are at all uncertain whether this is the product you need, call 877.677.4327 for our expert advice.

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Features:
  • Use on Hypalon, neoprene, EDPM and similar rubber materials
  • 1 year shelf life

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.

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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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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (18)
  • Protects well (6)
  • Weather proof (4)

Cons

  • Messy (8)

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (10)
  • Quick fix (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

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

very good product to use

By Ripped

from British Columbia

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Clifton Hypalon Adhesive:

      Product worked better than anticipated

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was quick

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Glue

      By Boydo

      from Shoreline, WA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Clifton Hypalon Adhesive:

      Used Clifton's to add four 18x54" doublers to the bottom of my old Zodiac Hurricane's tubes. No adhesion problems after 300+ mile camping trip on BC coast. 28 mph crusing speeds. I did lightly fillet seal the leading edge with Aquaseal using a big syringe, which I think is great added insurance. Hardest part is sanding and cleaning well enough. I used an orbital palm sander with 120 grit. 180 doesn't cut it. Plus used detail sander in tight spots/edges. Then clean and clean with lots of toluol and tons of clean rags.

       
      5.0

      Worked like a champ!

      By Fishman

      from Virginia

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Protects Well

      Cons

      • it worked perfect as advertised

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor

      Comments about Clifton Hypalon Adhesive:

      I used the wrong adhesive first then watched the video on "proper" adhesive and usage. Wala, good to go.
      I've had my rubber raft 30yrs. and had my first rub thru/leak this year. This stuff works great and I trust it.
      I use my raft up to 12 miles off mid-coast maine so I need it to work.

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      5.0

      Great stuff

      By BILL

      from Pittsburg, NH

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Protects Well
      • Weather Proof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor
        • Permanent fix

        Comments about Clifton Hypalon Adhesive:

        Check out the Web videos, very good step by step.

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        5.0

        Hypalon glue

        By Comanchero

        from Northern California

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Clifton Hypalon Adhesive:

        Extensive Repair & Restoration of Hypalon RIBs (Search & Rescue).

        Service and delivery comments:

        Excellent

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        • No

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        • Clifton Hypalon Adhesive

          Q:

          What is the best way to open a pint can to ensure integrity of the reseal of the can. I need to make a small repair now but would like to be able to make some other repairs in a few weeks. Long story live in alaska so shipping is problematic
          Asked on 7/4/2016 by Dan from Juneau AK

          7 answers

          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            I have froze the can after the first opening with some success.

            Answered on 7/8/2016 by Anonymous
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Dan, a flat blade screwdriver works well to pry up the lid. Also, those little tools they give you at the paint store. Avoid getting glue in the grooves of the can and lid. Tap the lid firmly in place to seal it. Be aware that opened or unopened, the glue has a shelf life of about a year, so only buy what you think you'll use during that time. Once it reaches the end of that period it gets thick and unusable.

            Answered on 7/5/2016 by Clyde from NRS
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            It should be okay, but even unopened it's only good for a year or so. I write the date of purchase on the can and just buy a new can every spring for serious raft repairs (use the other stuff for non critical things. If you tighten the lid with pliers it will be okay for the summer.

            Answered on 7/5/2016 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Shouldn’t be a problem but you can squirt a little propane in the can to displace the air and it will last a long time.

            Answered on 7/5/2016 by Hardyon from Cody Wy
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Use a good pair of channel lock (slip jaw) pliers. Adjust them so they just barely grab onto the lid of the can. You don’t want to crush/distort the lid. Put the pliers on the can so the handle is on the left side (viewed from above) with the top jaw at 12 o’clock. Gently open the can. It sounds silly, but I’ve done this dozens of times and it always works. That includes lots of cans that had glue all over them and were really stuck. Good luck!

            Answered on 7/4/2016 by Maynard from NM/CO
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Screw top? A few weeks shouldn't be a problem. If you're worried about it, seal around the cap with electrical tape. If it's the mini-paint can, gently repeat the cap with a rubber mallet or a hammer and block of wood.
            Best of luck;
            Jky
            Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

            Answered on 7/4/2016 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Works great. Follow the instructions.
            Sent from my iPhone
            Patrick Dunlavy

            Answered on 7/4/2016 by Anonymous
        • Clifton Hypalon Adhesive

          Q:

          What thinner works best with this glue?
          Asked on 5/22/2016 by Terra-x

          5 answers

          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            I used toluene to prep surface and clean up.

            Answered on 5/23/2016 by Hardyon from Cody Wy
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            toluene

            Answered on 5/22/2016 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            I did not need to thinthe glue, however, Toluline (Barrymans B-12 Chemtool) works as a solvent and should thin it. You can get it in any autoparts store as a spray or liquid.
            Sent from my iPad

            Answered on 5/22/2016 by Steve from Carrollton, Tx.
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            toluene or toluol

            Answered on 5/22/2016 by Anonymous
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Use toluene as a thinner; it's best not to over-thin.

            Answered on 5/22/2016 by Clyde from NRS
        • Clifton Hypalon Adhesive

          Q:

          What is the better choice for patching a navy seal milpro f470 hypolon zodiac; is the Clifton Hypalon adhesive better or the Stabond Adhesive? Patch seems to be made of same material as the boat.
          Asked on 8/9/2015 by Dan from San Diego, CA

          6 answers

          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Dan,
            I had very good success with Clifton Hypalon adhesive. Used to attach new
            3in D-rings for towing a 9ft inflatable behind our sailboat. Secured with 8"
            diam hypalon patches and they held > 5yrs with much tough abuse - never saw
            any sign of failure. Have not ever used Stabond to compare. Be aware that
            proper surface prep is very important and that remaining adhesive must be
            very well sealed in bottle to last (friend used remainder 2 yrs later).
            Ralph Millar
            Lottsburg, VA

            Answered on 8/10/2015 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Dan: The Clifton two part adhesive is the better choice for hypalon. The Stabond is ok, and will work on other materials as well, however Clifton remain the better choice for your boat.
            I own several old Avon rafts and have successfully replaced valve boots with Clifton FA4844. There are several threads on Mt. Buz's forums you can check out.

            Answered on 8/10/2015 by Anonymous
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Dan, the combination of Clifton Hypalon Adhesive and Clifton Accelerator, Item # 38702.01, is what we use to build NRS Pennel Orca (hypalon) boats. It's what we recommend for you. On the product pages there are links to complete instructions and how-to videos. Let us know if you have questions, 800.635.5202.

            Answered on 8/10/2015 by Clyde from NRS
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Never used the Stabond, but I use Clifton all the time for an old Hypalon
            boat. With a roller and the accelerator the patches are super solid.

            Answered on 8/10/2015 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Hello,
            If the boat and patch are Hypalon, then the best adhesive would be the two part Clifton. Stabond is good, but is meant to work on several different materials. For Hypalon specific repairs, Clifton is the best. I carry Clifton one part shore adhesive in my repair kit on the water, and use the two part Clifton for repairs, footcups, d-rings etc. that are done under more controlled conditions. I worked as a Pro guide for many years, and had repairs done with Clifton on the company boats last for 15+ years.

            Answered on 8/10/2015 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Clifton with accelerator is better for hypalon.

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

          Q:

          can this ship air or be carried packed in luggage for air travel?
          Asked on 6/26/2015 by ron from Philadelphia, P.A.

          1 answer

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            A:

            As a flammable item, the Clifton Hypalon Adhesive is a restricted item and cannot be carried or ship via air shipments.

            Answered on 6/26/2015 by Kyle from NRS
        • Clifton Hypalon Adhesive

          Q:

          I have a 30+ year old Campways bucket boat. Is this the right adhesive to repair the fabric around the valve on the thwart? In other words, is my boat most likely hypalon or pvc?
          Asked on 3/30/2015 by chamalova from albq nm

          3 answers

          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            It is most likely Hypalon

            Answered on 3/30/2015 by Anonymous
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Your Campways is definitely coated with some type of synthetic rubber and this adhesive will work on the boat. Be diligent with surface prep and firmly rolling down any repair and you should be good to go.

            Answered on 3/30/2015 by Clyde from NRS
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            HI, the old Campway bucket boats were Hypalon as a general rule, so this adhesive should work fine. Happy raftin!

            Answered on 3/31/2015 by Anonymous
        • Clifton Hypalon Adhesive

          Q:

          How long does the adhesive god for after the can has been opened?
          Asked on 8/14/2014 by Hardie from Madeline Island, Lake Superior

          7 answers

          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Mine is still fine after two years

            Answered on 8/14/2014 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            It depends...I have stored an open can in the freezer and used it a year
            later without issue. However, stored in outside in a hot repair kit to
            find it unusable after 5 months.

            Answered on 8/14/2014 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Hi, usually the Clifton Hypalon adhesive has a shelf life of one year anything past that point the adhesive becomes thick and doesn't spread evenly.
            Hope this helps

            Answered on 8/14/2014 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Funny you should ask-I just opened mine last weekend. I bought a small can 2 years ago, used a little and it has solidified enough to be useless. The top was on tight. I believe the description says it is good for a year. I would buy the smallest can you can use, because it has a short life.

            Answered on 8/14/2014 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Hi I bought a can July of 2013 and opened it irght away. used it last week ( Aug 2014 and worked fine.
            My first can so not sure if will go past a year.

            Answered on 8/14/2014 by Guru of GC from Lake Stevens, WA
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            This adhesive has a shelf life of approximately one year. That lifespan starts from manufacture, not from when it is opened. We work hard to keep fresh adhesive on the shelf.

            Answered on 8/14/2014 by Clyde from NRS
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Store opened cans upside down and you might get another season out of them. Most of my contacts say get a new can every year. Pretty easy to open a can from last year to find it dry...
            -Bryce

            Answered on 8/16/2014 by Lokey from Montrose, CO
        • Clifton Hypalon Adhesive

          Q:

          What is gluing sequence/pricedure?
          Asked on 5/2/2014 by Jeff from Essex, ct

          2 answers

        • Clifton Hypalon Adhesive

          Q:

          My floor on my Hyside Raft is delaminating so I am attempting a repair. The Hyside website reccomends Stabond adhesive for Hyside boats, but it look like NRS reccomends Clifton Adhesive. Any ideas on what would be the easiest and best adhesive to use for this type of repair. thanks for any info
          Asked on 4/28/2014 by wildmurdock from Moab, Utah

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Clifton Hypalon and Stabond are both excellent adhesives. We build our hypalon boats with the combo of the Clifton Adhesive and Clifton Hypalon Accelerator, so we're partial to it. Either one will work on your Hyside. We'll need more information about how the floor is delaminating, size of the area, etc before being able to give more explicit advice, Please give us a call, 800.635.5202, so we can chat about the issues and better help you with the repair job.

            Answered on 4/28/2014 by Clyde from NRS
        • 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

          • 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
          • 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
        • 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:

            It will be really thick.

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

            A:

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

            Answered on 3/7/2014 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:

            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
          • 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
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