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NRS HD40 Wear Patch Material

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The most anti-abrasion HD40 gum produced. This material is used as the bottom chaffer on all NRS Pennel Orca® boats.
Comes in 15", 17" and 21" widths and sold by the running foot.

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  • NRS HD40 Wear Patch Material

    Q:

    I have a Tegris Ultmate 12 kayak that is showing a lot of wear on the tunnels of the hull with some wearing through to the shell material. Can I make some skid plated from the HD40 and if so which adhesive should I use. The hull does have some flex.
    Asked on 10/5/2014 by Trevor from Tulsa, OK

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    • Staff Reviewer

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      Trevor, I don't know for sure what material your boat is made with (it seems to be a discontinued model), but other boats in the Ultimate series are made of rotomolded polyethylene. PE is very difficult to glue to. One adhesive that will bond to it is G/flex Epoxy, see Item #s 50202.01 and 50215.01.Rather than use HD40 I would think you'd want to use fiberglass or Kevlar. The G/flex 650 will work well with those materials. Read this article for some ideas - http://www.nrs.com/boating_tips/repairinganoarblade.asp - Give us a call with any questions you have, 800.635.5202.

      Answered on 10/5/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS HD40 Wear Patch Material

    Q:

    I have an older Hypolon inflatable that has numerous small leaks. Will this material work well to pack small fabric leaks or would you suggest some other type of patching material?
    Asked on 9/20/2014 by barry from Park city, UT

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    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Barry, it depends on the type of leaks you have. If the leaks are from punctures, or if they are concentrated, patches could be a solution. If the leaks are more generalized and from a breakdown of the coating on the boat's material, consider using Flexseal, Item # 38707.01. It coats the inside of the tubes to stop porosity leaks. If you do go with patching, use Pennel Orca boat material, # 38005.01, and Clifton Hypalon Adhesive, # 38701.01. Give us a call to discuss your repair problem, 800.635.5202.

      Answered on 9/21/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I personally would use the Pennel orca material. This is what I have used to patch my raft. It is much thicker than this material. Every patch I have done with the Pennel orca is still holding.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 9/20/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Combined with the glue it should work fine. I would suggest you inspect the raft for delaminating, where the rubber is separating from the fabric. If that is the case, then she's reached the end of the line. Good luck!

      Answered on 9/20/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS HD40 Wear Patch Material

    Q:

    I want to add preventative wear patches to my Hypalon dinghy. Is Pennel Orca HD40 Wear Patch Material compatible with Hypalon and will it be more or less abrasion resistant than Pennel Orca 1100d material? Thanks.
    Asked on 9/25/2013 by Bob from Bellevue, WA

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    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Bob, the HD40 is what we put on the bottom of our raft tubes for wear protection. It is straight "Hypalon" without any woven support fabric. We use the Pennel Orca 1100 denier on the tops of tubes for frame wear protection. Either material will provide excellent wear protection. This article explains why we no longer use the word Hypalon to describe our boat material - http://www.nrs.com/tech_talk/pennel_orca.asp

      Answered on 9/26/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS HD40 Wear Patch Material

    Q:

    Will this work as a rub guard on the bottom of my Aire Tributary or would it be better to go with Aire's PVC material? Thanks, Mike
    Asked on 5/20/2013 by Skookmb from Seattle

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      This material works best on synthetic rubber boats. Go with the PVC AIRE material, using Clifton Urethane Adhesive, Item # 1901.

      Answered on 5/20/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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        4.0

        bottom chafe material

        By Hardyon

        from Cody Wy

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

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        Pros

        • Easy to Use

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            Comments about NRS Pennel Orca HD40 Wear Patch Material:

            Material seems ok but I will have to put it through the paces before I can comment on it's durability. It comes black instead of brown like the picture which was good for me. NRS is a very easy company to deal with and has great service

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            5.0

            Great to protect from rubbing

            By sliss

            from Seattle, WA

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            Pros

            • Easy to cut

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              • Reinforcement

              Comments about NRS Pennel Orca HD40 Wear Patch Material:

              Although the color in the picture appears quite brown, the actual material is black (which is what I wanted anyway).

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              5.0

              Great stuff: tough and sticky

              By Steve the Welder

              from Penobscot Bay, ME

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              Pros

              • Applies easily
              • Durable

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              • None

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              • Wear patches

              Comments about NRS Pennel Orca HD40 Wear Patch Material:

              My old inflatable has slid over miles of rocky beaches along the Maine Coast. When the fabric starts showing through the rubber, I slap on some gum chafer rubber, and she's good for another ten years.

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