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AIRE 43oz. PVC material used for the underside of raft tubes and the floor. Use Clifton Urethane Adhesive or Stabond™ to adhere to other PVC material.

Sold by the running foot in a 70" wide roll.

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Material: 43 oz. PVC material
Dimensions:
  • Sold by the running foot
  • Roll width is about 70"

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It's important to master the skills and techniques of patching your urethane or PVC fabric inflatable boat. In this video the NRS Repairs Department goes over the step-by-step process for finding the leak, preparing the surface of the patch and boat, applying the glue and rolling on the patch. The use of Clifton Urethane Adhesive is demonstrated, but the same techniques work with Stabond Adhesive, Vynabond and other PVC/urethane-type adhesives. Using these methods you can also add D-rings, foot cups and wear strips to your boat.

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AIRE PVC Raft Floor Material
 
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  • Easy to use (4)
  • Protects well (3)

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4.0

Good product

By D

from Co

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

  • Arrived 54 inches wide, described as 70 inches

Best Uses

    Comments about AIRE PVC Raft Floor Material:

    good heavy duty material for repairs

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Material

    By NorCal River Rider

    from NorCal

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Protects Well
    • Visually Pleasing
    • Weather Proof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor

      Comments about AIRE PVC Raft Floor Material:

      I bought this material to patch a gash and a few small holes in my PVC boat (Mariner 4 by Intex). I use my boat for much more extreme rafting than it was designed for, hence the many repairs. This material is very strong. It feels about twice as thick as the PVC the boat is made out of. Used Stabond for my adhesive

      So far the material has held up great! I'm so impressed with the material, that I have considered buying enough of this material and enough Stabond to add an extra layer on the entire bottom of my boat.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice thick PVC

      By Kenaidog

      from Denver

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Protects Well
      • Visually Pleasing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Quick Fix

        Comments about AIRE PVC Raft Floor Material:

        I used this PVC material to reinforce my raft floor.
        It was easy to glue down and works well.

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        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Durable stuff

        By Snowmon

        from Boston MA

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Heavy Tough Material

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Critical Patching
          • Flooring
          • Structural Reinforcement

          Comments about AIRE PVC Raft Floor Material:

          Used this product for:
          +Critical patches on hidden air bladders
          +Rejoin/Reinforce attachment of PVC floor to wooden transom
          +Patch tear in heavy floor
          +Reinforce abraded portion of floor

          Material is thick with a fiber mesh reinforcement, but cuts relatively easily with shears. Bonded well to PVC with Clifton's and to wood with GFLEX.

          Being thick, this material is not really optimal for patches on exposed areas, since it leaves a prominent ridge. Also, may not comply to wrinkles or bends as well as a thinner material- required very careful clamping for full adhere

          Hard to find thick material elsewhere, so very happy with it.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          watch the NRS video

          By steven on the trinity

          from redding, ca

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Protects Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outdoor

            Comments about AIRE PVC Raft Floor Material:

            the NRS video on this product is a plus. for large areas, or in places that are difficult to fit, have an extra set of hands to assist in the final placement of the product to avoid potential problems.

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            6 Questions | 17 Answers
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            • AIRE PVC Raft Floor Material

              Q:

              Can this be used on the floor of the Freestone to add another layer of protection?
              Asked on 8/29/2016 by Radiochild from Colorado

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Yes, it could be used for that, especially if applied to the underside of the floor. Up on top, if you're wanting to wear cleated wading boots, we'd suggest getting the thicker rubber mats hardshell drift boat operators use.

                Answered on 8/30/2016 by Clyde from NRS
            • AIRE PVC Raft Floor Material

              Q:

              Is this the same material used to make an Aire Floor Pocket and is this the material I would use to repair said Floor Pocket? What glue to use?
              Asked on 3/16/2015 by tim

              4 answers

              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                http://www.nrs.com/product/1903/stabond-adhesive

                Answered on 3/16/2015 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Yes - it is the correct material. Look up attaching / gluing rubber pads
                onto an inflatable and follow same procedure. Be careful to clean all
                surfaces to be mated very well.

                Answered on 3/16/2015 by GJG from New England
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I'm not sure what a Aire floor pocket looks like. This material is thick
                and fairly stiff and hard to cut. If the pocket is made of PVC and the
                condition you need to fix can be patched with something not terribly
                flexible, this will do. Stabond or Clifton will both weld PVC. You'll
                need MEK from a hardware store to prep the joint. This is best done
                outdoors with low humidity. Follow the directions exactly and be sure to
                position the patch correctly as there is no pulling it back up to
                reposition. Once on, it's welded together for keeps.

                Answered on 3/16/2015 by Anonymous
              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Yes, Tim, this is the material AIRE uses for their floors. You can use Clifton Urethane Adhesive, Item # 38700.01. Stabond Adhesive, # 38704.01, will also work.

                Answered on 3/17/2015 by Clyde from NRS
            • AIRE PVC Raft Floor Material

              Q:

              I want to put wear strips on the bottom tubes of my Aire Tributary 14' SB . Is this the best product for the job? Also, would this work well for top tube protection where frame meets boat?
              Thanks,
              Mike
              Asked on 7/9/2014 by SkookMB from Kirkland, WA

              3 answers

              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Yes, I used it for both applications you mentioned and it worked great-
                just make sure you glue it properly and you're golden.

                Answered on 7/9/2014 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I have done this to my inflatable zodiac. Use the "patches" to protect the
                bottom of the tubes for when I drag across rocky or shell covered areas.
                The trick is to use a cloth or paper pattern placed over area you want to
                cover. Then use the pattern to trace/cutout the material. Also, be very
                careful to follow instructions for gluing the patch, you will need to
                roughen up the existing surface - but don't go overboard.
                Good luck.

                Answered on 7/9/2014 by GJG from New England
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Stabond permanently welds PVC together if you follow the directions. I
                used the 43oz pvc material to reinforce the seams on the bottom of my
                zodiac that had fallen off. It was very thick and may be difficult to glue
                on wide areas. I only did about 3" strips and it was good for that. The
                glue is the type that once the two pieces touch each other, there is no
                peeling back to readjust to get out a wrinkle. It's on for keeps.
                Good luck.

                Answered on 7/9/2014 by Anonymous
            • AIRE PVC Raft Floor Material

              Q:

              Which side of this fabric gets glued? there is a smooth side and a side that is slightly bumpy.
              Asked on 7/29/2013 by Corey from United States

              5 answers

              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Smooth/shiny side down - rougher side exposed...
                j

                Answered on 7/31/2013 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Smooth side out, glue bumpy side down.

                Answered on 8/1/2013 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I have glued both sides, makes no difference, important is the cleaning and prep of old surface and new before applying the glue, follow directions on glue .
                :-)

                Answered on 7/30/2013 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                You glue the rougher side..smooth side out..

                Answered on 7/30/2013 by Anonymous
              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Corey, when patching it really doesn't make a lot of difference. AIRE puts 70% of the PVC coating on one side of the woven fabric, which they make the outer surface of their boats. This extra coating gives more abrasion resistance. So, if you're putting the patch on the outside of your boat, that smoother texture will match if you glue down the bumpy side.

                Answered on 7/30/2013 by Clyde from NRS
            • AIRE PVC Raft Floor Material

              Q:

              Looking for material to patch a Zodiac boat (strongan). I understand that the material is considered pvc ? Also if this material is compatable can I use the Zodiac 2 part adhesive to adhere it? Thanks!
              Asked on 10/17/2012 by Tom from Savannah Ga

              3 answers

              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I used this material as a doubler to reattach the floor of my zodiac that
                had debonded. It is very heavy duty, thicker than the original material.
                I used Stabond glue. It works really well but totally unforgiving. Things
                need to be lined up as there is no peeling back and repositioning. It has
                lasted 6 years without a hint of debonding or leaking. Maybe Zodiac shuold
                consider using this. Follow the directions exactly and don't do it on a
                humid day. Best done outdoors with gloves as the MEK fumes are really bad.
                You need to activate the surfaces with MEK a few times.

                Answered on 10/17/2012 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                It worked for my zodiac repair. I used stabond adhesive.

                Answered on 10/17/2012 by Anonymous
              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                If your boat is PVC, this will work fine. Stabond or Clifton Urethane Adhesive will be your best choices for glues. Instructions for both are on our product pages. Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) or acetone will be the best cleaners.

                Answered on 10/17/2012 by Clyde from NRS
            • AIRE PVC Raft Floor Material

              Q:

              can i use this to attach tubes to a fiberglass rib bottom, and do you have this in black. ( using stabond to glue)
              Asked on 8/26/2012 by bob from simi valley,ca.

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Using Stabond Adhesive, this should work.

                Answered on 8/27/2012 by Clyde from NRS
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