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Old 04-08-2010   #1
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Royalex repair

anyone out there with experience repairing royalex canoes? I was on the Siletz last weekend and knocked a few rocks on the way down. now there is a 6" hairline crack on the inner layer of the Royalex in the stern, no outside noticeable damage.

I bought the boat off of craigslist, it is older and probably a bit brittle. In any case, I was throwing around ideas for repair: gorilla glue, epoxy, bitchathane, or this acetone/abs solution i found here:

that abs/acetone royalex repair thang - Canoeing / Kayaking

any thoughts? experiences? any help would be great.

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Old 04-08-2010   #2
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I've heard of this idea before. I think it might work well for you. bituthane is a good choice too. epoxy gets to hard and usually it flakes off. I wonder how acetone will break down cross link and or linear.

let us know how it works for you, going to get some accetone now.... will post back when i get home.

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Old 04-08-2010   #3
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I'd use Gorilla Glue for a hairline inside crack. You need to keep moisture from breaking down the ABS foam core.

I've tried ABS goop for outside wear, but didn't get good adhesion to the vinyl layer.

Search here for more experiences:

Just don't post there until you've got specific questions.
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