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Hypalon repair question. Hyside

So I found this small wear point on the outside side tube this morning. This boat is pretty darn new and I can not for the life of me figure out how or when it happened. Anyway, I have been doing some research and havent found a ton of useful information. The damage is only about 1/4 inch long and does not leak air. I read on NRS's website that Aquaseal is an option...should I put a small patch over it, or should I just live with it? Click image for larger version

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I have one of those, it was from a strap buckle rubbing on it during a drive back from the Rio Chama. I've just left mine for now, but the next time I've got the glue out, I'll probably add a patch.
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I have one of those, it was from a strap buckle rubbing on it during a drive back from the Rio Chama. I've just left mine for now, but the next time I've got the glue out, I'll probably add a patch.
I stumbled across this while doing a little research, I may go this route unless others have a better solution. Worth checking out https://www.nrs.com/boating_tips/fixyourscrim.asp
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I'd try the aqua seal and then put a piece of tear aid over that and call it a day.
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I’ve got plenty of spots on my old NRS that have rubbed on rocks and stuff, causing various scrim shots and superficial cuts. I’ve done Aqua seal on a bunch of them, but it always seems to yellow and start flaking after a year or so.
I would probably lean to just putting a patch over it myself.

NRS has some really good cold gluing tutorials as well, if you do go that route.
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It looks pretty deep. Patch it.
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It looks like barb wire poked it fairly deep. I'd put pure pvc glue on it if it was my PVC IK, but there may be a better choice on Hypalon. When it drys and hardens, sand it all smooth with a coarse nail file.
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I stumbled across this while doing a little research, I may go this route unless others have a better solution. Worth checking out https://www.nrs.com/boating_tips/fixyourscrim.asp
Interesting... that article says aquaseal sticks to neoprene but doesn't say anything about hypalon. I know they're similar but similar enough?

If I did this fix I'd test it on a piece of scrap and then try to peel it off and see how it holds.

I tried a 3m adhesive on a test piece of hypalon that I had read will stick to it but I could peel it off after.
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I'd try the aqua seal and then put a piece of tear aid over that and call it a day.
The tear aid isn't really abrasion resistant... if you're leaking air then patch, if not, skip it.
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It looks pretty deep. Patch it.
Alright thats what I'll do, thanks for the advice. Sucks, the boat has only been on the water twice and Im already patching it!
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