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Old 11-02-2017   #1
 
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Stabond adhesive and temperature

I have an inflatable boat made of a PVC coated fabric and it has oar mounts that appear to be an ABS plastic. I am going to re-glue the oar mounts using Stabond UK-148 adhesive. I have read recommendations to use a heat gun to reactivate the adhesive on both pieces after the 2nd coat has dried (not tacky), then stick them together. NRS does not mention use of heat in their gluing instructions. I will be working in my garage but with the cold weather, is there a working and drying temperature range that I need to work within?

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I wouldn't do any gluing in low temperatures. 60 degrees F is about as low as I would go. I've never heard of using heat to reactivate the glue. I've used toluene before to do that. I do use a heat gun to heat on whatever I'm sticking together, to get a good chemical reaction out of the glue. Be careful......don't get things too hot. Good luck.
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I wouldn't do any gluing in low temperatures. 60 degrees F is about as low as I would go. I've never heard of using heat to reactivate the glue. I've used toluene before to do that. I do use a heat gun to heat on whatever I'm sticking together, to get a good chemical reaction out of the glue. Be careful......don't get things too hot. Good luck.
Heat reactivation works great on urethane glues like stabond, but I'm not sure if the op can get the heat to transfer through the plastic oar locks that he is talking about gluing on. Either way, tolulene would not be the appropriate solvent to reactivate stabond. If he chooses the solvent approach, he will need MEK. Tolulene, on the other hand is the solvent to use with shore adhesive and other hypalon contact cement.
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Oar mounts on the inflatable itself?


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