Repair instruction

Repair of NERIS products. Technology of using glue for PVC materials. (Not for TPU fabrics)

For PVC materials, it is necessary to use polyurethane glue (provided in the kayak / packraft  repair kit). You must use fresh glue (not older than a year). Once opened - remaining glue is unsuitable to use after more than 1-2 weeks.
In order not to stain the boat skin with excess glue, it is advisable to outline the patch with electrical tape, masking tape, duct tape or similar.

Field repair (Cold method):

1. Wipe dry and remove dirt from the surface of the material around the hole / break (damage).
2. If possible, grind with fine emery (sandpaper) to roughen the entire surface where the repair patch will fit.
3. Prepare a repair patch - this should cover the hole / damage by 1.5 - 2 cm in all directions. Ideally the patch should not have square corners, the best shape is a round disc.
4. Apply a thin layer of glue on the patch and on the surface to be repaired, and let it dry for 3-5 minutes. The glue should be absorbed and dry.
5. Apply a second thin layer of glue to both surfaces and firmly press the patch to the area to be repaired, and hold for a few seconds.

The bond is sufficiently strong after 5 minutes. Strength increases over time.

Home repair (Hot method):

The technology of repairing PVC fabrics at home and in industrial conditions (hot method - for stronger bond strength).

1. Apply a thin layer of glue to both cleaned and degreased surfaces, and let dry for 3-5 minutes.
2. Apply a second layer of glue and let dry for 5 minutes.
3. Heat the surfaces to be glued to 60 ° C (with a hair dryer, iron, etc.) and press firmly.