Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Robert black, Calexander, Nauti_Bouy, RushtonGregory, Bulletman77
102723 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 82877
hopalong 74394
Pilothawk 73435
JDavis7873® 67377
FattyMcButterpants 60518
John175 ® 59892
Tritonman 56829
Derek 56420
SkeeterRonnie 52453
LoneStarSon® 52225
facebook
Forum Stats
102723 Members
61 Forums
859113 Topics
11270459 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#10872056 - 05/25/15 08:43 PM Kayak Repair
SpeciesFisherman Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/07/11
Posts: 335
Loc: Austin Texas
Just got a used fish n dive. I need to repair all of the things to hooks stuff on. I heard that I need to remove everything then fill it with silicone then drill the new bolts back in. Also there is a lot of paint that I want to remove. Is there a good solvent for that? The last thing is there are a few rough scratches. I would like to patch those scratches just in case. The kayak dose not leak but I would like to patch it up. Please help me out with some tips. Thank you.
_________________________
Fishing is fun and adictive, but always stay safe. Happy Fishing!
How do you add a photo...

Top
#10872419 - 05/26/15 12:12 AM Re: Kayak Repair [Re: SpeciesFisherman]
General Jigs Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/26/09
Posts: 1143
Loc: Benbrook
i would suggest searching through youtube, that's where i go for most of my repair stuff where i want to see a DIY.
_________________________
“For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men—the testimony given in its proper time.”- 1 Timothy 2:5-6

Top
#10872926 - 05/26/15 10:38 AM Re: Kayak Repair [Re: SpeciesFisherman]
Matt "Moondog" Mooney Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/13/15
Posts: 49
JB weld will be a very good tool for you
-Moondog

Top
#10873001 - 05/26/15 11:14 AM Re: Kayak Repair [Re: SpeciesFisherman]
Jimbo Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/18/03
Posts: 15254
Loc: South Texas
I would not use JB weld on a kayak. The plastic is flexible and JB weld is not. Also it will not bond very well to the plastic.
Look up Kayak welding repair on Youtube.
All you need is some plastic you can pick up from a kayak shop where they install the hatches and such and a soldering iron.
You can melt the plastic into the holes and then re drill them.
I would find a small area and try some solvent on the paint and see what it does first.
Scratches won't hurt a thing unless they are really deep, but as long as it's not leaking I would leave them alone.


Edited by Jimbo (05/26/15 11:15 AM)
_________________________
Just one more cast!


Top
#10873324 - 05/26/15 01:45 PM Re: Kayak Repair [Re: SpeciesFisherman]
SpeciesFisherman Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/07/11
Posts: 335
Loc: Austin Texas
Should I use a patch for the deep cuts. I see they sell some like adhesive but its really expensive. Patching it would be stronger and cheaper I think. I have all the tools and looked up some videos to repair those deeps cuts. I also need to replace all of the eyelets on the kayak and add two rod holders. Tough job. Any tips?
_________________________
Fishing is fun and adictive, but always stay safe. Happy Fishing!
How do you add a photo...

Top
#10873332 - 05/26/15 01:49 PM Re: Kayak Repair [Re: SpeciesFisherman]
SpeciesFisherman Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/07/11
Posts: 335
Loc: Austin Texas
There is also like a netting looking thing that you find on windows to keep bugs out. You use that then melt the plastic on top. I just want a dependable kayak. The kayak itself is pretty beat up on the bottom but like no holes or cracks.
_________________________
Fishing is fun and adictive, but always stay safe. Happy Fishing!
How do you add a photo...

Top
#10873383 - 05/26/15 02:11 PM Re: Kayak Repair [Re: SpeciesFisherman]
RealBigReel Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/31/06
Posts: 1187
Loc: Stephenville, TX
Actually JB weld or any epoxy will work with polyethylene plastics if you scuff the surface with 60 grit. I bonded a PVC exit valve on the side of a 5 gallon bucket with epoxy and it has held for quite some time now.
_________________________
RealBigReel
My kayak STRIPER. I don't go too fast but I go pretty far.

Top
#10873503 - 05/26/15 03:01 PM Re: Kayak Repair [Re: SpeciesFisherman]
Jimbo Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/18/03
Posts: 15254
Loc: South Texas
Home depot has that screen wire for windows. It's soft and plyable so you can cut a square of it and melt the plastic to encase the screen. It will help to reinforce your weld.
I would practice it first and try not to work too large an area at a time.
Again JB weld is a bad idea. It may work on a five gallong bucket but it won't be a permanent fix on a kayak. You can try it, but melting plastic into the holes is much more of a permanent fix.
If you want to go the JB weld route go ahead, but I've tried it before and it's not the best way and that is from what I've experienced. YMMV!


Edited by Jimbo (05/26/15 03:02 PM)
_________________________
Just one more cast!


Top
#10875234 - 05/27/15 10:01 AM Re: Kayak Repair [Re: SpeciesFisherman]
PiePuncher Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/24/05
Posts: 3097
Loc: Fort Worth
Contact the maker of the kayak and ask for some plastic. Use a heat gun and weld plastic into spot you want it. Both pieces of plastic must be heated up. Easy process but you should practice before attempting on yak

No JB weld


Edited by PiePuncher (05/27/15 10:01 AM)
_________________________
OK Prowler
OK Drifter
Perception Pescador

Top



© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide