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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 Pennel Orca 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 Pennel Orca 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

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    • 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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • 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

              Cons

              • 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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