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Quick Fix Repairs for Rotomolded Kayaks New Topic Printer Friendly Version

  rotomolded plastic hull repair
  Posted by: old_user on Sep-13-06 3:39 PM (EST)
 

In addition to the tips given in the article on paddling.net, a really effective way to restore a hull both cosmetically and 'hydrodynamically' is to go over scratches and gouges with either a heat gun w/fan or a hand torch w/fan (bernz-o-matic, for example). as long as you keep the heat moving evenly, the scratches disappear and the surface returns to glossy newness. avoid painted area/decals. practice on an inconspicuous area of the hull or a junker if you have one.

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  • rotomolded plastic hull repair - old_user - Sep-13-06 3:39 PM




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  roto repair
  Posted by: old_user on Jan-26-08 4:41 PM (EST)
Right, but I was a bit reluctant to go into detail in this armchair instruction fashion regarding a flame or heat gun...pretty critical timing and awareness before you either burn a hole in the hull or get it so soft that it restructures or whatever it does...kind of like those people with a bad BOTOX job on their faces.
 

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