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AIRE PVC Raft Floor Material

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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
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  • 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

    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:

      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
    • 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
  • 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 side out, glue bumpy side down.

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

      A:

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

      Answered on 7/31/2013 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
    • 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
  • 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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      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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          (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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