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Topic: Tire damage to my AI  (Read 461 times)

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Wildrooster

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Looking for the best long term adhesion sealing
And shaping glues
 my trailer tire rubbed the pontoon making a seven inch deformity at lest an inch deep amazingly it did not make a hole but it is thin in that area I need to fix this asap
Looking for recommendations
Wile I search for a replacement
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« Last Edit: October 04, 2017, 05:26:06 AM by Wildrooster »
glade you made it
now let's get our fish on

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Tinker

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Plastic welding.  Forget glues and adhesives.
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Wildrooster

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I have no idea were I could get a sheet of the plastic used by hobbie
I have repaired a kayak useing a cutting board
But would prefer a better match in material if going that route
glade you made it
now let's get our fish on

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Contact Hobie. They may have such a thing to match your existing color.
14' Necky Dolphin, fast and wiggly, no room for anything.
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Brainstorming...I wonder if those thin plastic sheets they sell in the kitchen section in the drugstore would work, it comes in different colors and is for a quick clean surface for cook prep... :smt006
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Der_Huntsman

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Plastic welding.  Forget glues and adhesives.

^^^This. I contacted Ocean Kayak and they sent me a bunch of plastic sheets and welding rod for free. I bet Hobie would do something similar. Practice on a 5 gallon bucket for a bit first.
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NowhereMan

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Looking for the best long term adhesion sealing
And shaping glues
 my trailer tire rubbed the pontoon making a seven inch deformity at lest an inch deep amazingly it did not make a hole but it is thin in that area I need to fix this asap
Looking for recommendations
Wile I search for a replacement
   .

Pictures might help. Not to be a bummer, but I doubt you will find a replacement without paying an arm and a leg, at a minimum.
I fart in your general direction.


Tinker

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I have no idea were I could get a sheet of the plastic used by hobbie
I have repaired a kayak useing a cutting board
But would prefer a better match in material if going that route

If you can't get enough plastic from Hobie, and the worn area is deep, it'll take more than a single layer to fill it.  Fill it most of the way with another HDPE and use what Hobie sends as the top layer, but Hobie is usually pretty good about sending more than enough.

There's a decent thread on NWKA about kayak repairs, and a couple of members are really knowledgeable.  Might ask a question over there.  http://www.northwestkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=19254.0
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Wildrooster

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Contacted hobbie waiting for a reply it's about 600$ for replacement
glade you made it
now let's get our fish on

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Wildrooster

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Hobbies response

Hi Dale,
 
Thank you for contacting Hobie Cat Company.  Please contact your local Hobie dealer and they will be able to assist you with the plastic rods needed.  Based on your zip code the closest dealer to you is:
glade you made it
now let's get our fish on

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