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Topic: JB weld for hull protection?  (Read 453 times)

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yakhopper

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I've heard of people using JB weld to protect the bottom of their yaks from wear.
What is your thoughts on this?
and,
which JB to use?
Thanks for any input/info.
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I've been using JB Weld (Kwik Weld) on my yaks for years, and it's prevented wear on the hull bow/stern as I load/unload my yak from the roof rack.  It's awesome, and I hardly have a need to re-apply it. 
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I have. It is amazing how strong that thing is to abrasion.
The original JB weld.
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This stuff is kind of spendy, but it works great to protect the hull, and has lots of other uses:
https://www.westsystem.com/specialty-epoxies/gflex-650-toughened-epoxy/
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I've been using JB Weld (Kwik Weld) on my yaks for years, and it's prevented wear on the hull bow/stern as I load/unload my yak from the roof rack.  It's awesome, and I hardly have a need to re-apply it. 

Can you show us a picture of how and where you use that?

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I've been using JB Weld (Kwik Weld) on my yaks for years, and it's prevented wear on the hull bow/stern as I load/unload my yak from the roof rack.  It's awesome, and I hardly have a need to re-apply it. 

Can you show us a picture of how and where you use that?

thanks

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Photo. When i am unloading, i have no worries about scratching it up

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I seem to remember that FuzzyTom posted some good pictures of this too, but Iím too lazy to search for it now...
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 :smt006

  On my previous OB hull (Returned for the dreaded cracked drive well) I laid a patch of HOT glue on the wear area at the back of the hull.  The way I loaded it in the bed of my truck, lent to the bottom being drug about a foot over ground till I could lift and shove in the bed rest of the way.  I wised up after I saw the wear and started laying a towel down in the "Drag area" The hot glue is not hard by any measure, but it was being worn instead of the hull. 
  My current hull, I have not put any form of hull shield on, simply lay a towel down.



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I've forgotten if I posted pics, can't locate them, but it has held up pretty well.  It gets scraped away, but a little at a time. I recall that I used masking tape to keep it from running all over, but it wasn't very runny, and I pulled the tape off before it completely set up - making nice straight lines - as if that matters on a 14- year-old kayak! 


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Ok,
So I have a little situation,
While in Eureka yesterday, stopped by Pearson's hardware to get some JB.
Apparently, JB has become a big thing and now there is no such thing as standard (over a dozen different types)
So,
I narrowed it down to these two.
Any suggestion as to which would have the best wear protection?
Help a brother out!
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That's a really hard choice.  :smt002  :smt006
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Ok,
So I have a little situation,
While in Eureka yesterday, stopped by Pearson's hardware to get some JB.
Apparently, JB has become a big thing and now there is no such thing as standard (over a dozen different types)
So,
I narrowed it down to these two.
Any suggestion as to which would have the best wear protection?
Help a brother out!
;0)

Not one iota of difference between those two...
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I don't know... I'm have a hard time deciding between the two.