Don’t let damaged equipment put an end to your expedition. Rec’Repair® is a tough, formable patch for easily repairing holes and damage to kayaks, canoes, car top carriers, hiking poles, coolers, and more. It’s as simple as heat, peel, and apply.
HOW THE PATCHES WORK
For best results, clean the damaged area first. For best adhesion, damaged area should be dry and free of dirt and debris.
1. Heat the patch to approximately 194 °F (90 °C) using an appropriate heating method. Heating methods can be MRE heater (included with kits), oven (wrap in foil to protect paper backing), or heat gun. Warning: DO NOT HEAT ABOVE 270 °F (132 °C). Be sure your heating method complies with safety standards according to the conditions under which you will be applying the patch – for example, outdoors, in rainy weather, near flammable materials, etc.
2. Once the temperature is near or above 194 °F (90 °C), the material will soften and become very flexible. While heated, it can be easily cut to shape with scissors, if desired. While wearing gloves that protect against the heat, remove and discard the paper backing from the material. Avoid touching the adhesive once the paper backing is removed.
3. With the adhesive side facing the repair surface, form the flexible Rec’Repair patch over the damaged area, applying pressure to shape it and press it into the contours of the repair surface. Continue pressing and shaping until it cools and becomes rigid again. Cooling time depends on the temperature of the damaged surface and on ambient air temperature, but normally the patch cools and becomes rigid again within seconds.
4. Rec’Repair is a strong temporary repair which can be removed later by prying it off with a putty knife or other slender object. It’s best to remove it while it’s cool. Comes in four sizes.
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