How To Repair a Kayak

Blue whitewater kayak.

A Kayak can be expensive and both fiberglass and polypropylene kayaks have been virtually impossible to repair. Tech-Patches (patent pending) will repair both types of Kayaks quickly easily and permanently. Tech-Patches are made of a reinforced polymer, are flexible and impervious to thermal cycling. Of course, they are also waterproof.

How to repair a hole or crack in a fiberglass kayak.
Need:  A Starter Kit.

  1. Rough the area around the problem in the Kayak with a coarse grade of sandpaper (60 grit)
  2. Clean the roughed area with a residue free cleaner and a soft cloth.
  3. Spray the roughed area with a solvent-based Activator/Accelerator.  Let the Accelerator dry.
  4. Apply a Structural Cyanoacrylate to a Tech-Patch, leaving the corners free.
  5. Grab opposite corners, gently stretch and press the Tech-Patch on the roughed area.
  6. Grab the remaining corners, gently stretch and press.
  7. Apply the Structural Cyanoacrylate to the corners and press down.
  8. Run a bead of the Structural Cyanoacrylate completely around the seam of the Tech-Patch.
  9. Spray the seam with the Activator/Accelerator.

How to repair a hole or crack in a polypropylene kayak.
Need:  A Basic Poly Kit to use the Bonding Poly Process (patent pending).

  1. Rough the area around the problem with a coarse grade of sandpaper (60 grit).
  2. Clean the roughed area with a residue free cleaner and a soft cloth.
  3. Prime the roughed area with an adhesion promoter like Tech-Bond’s Poly Prep.
  4. Spray the roughed area with a solvent-based Activator/Accelerator.  Let the Accelerator dry.
  5. Warm the roughed area with a heat gun or hair dryer.  Warm to the touch, not hot.  Approximately 115 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Apply a structural Cyanoacrylate to a Tech-Patch, leaving the corners free.
  7. Grab opposite corners, gently stretch and press the Tech-Patch on the prepared area.
  8. Grab the remaining corners, gently stretch and press.
  9. Apply the Structural Cyanoacrylate to the corners and press down.
  10. Run a bead of the Structural Cyanoacrylate completely around the seam of the Tech-Patch.
  11. Spray the seam with the Activator/Accelerator.

At this point, you’re done.  There is a money back guarantee.  If you are dissatisfied with your Tech-Patch, simply return the patch for a refund of your purchase price. If you have any questions, please call 877 565 7225.

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