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#12342330 - 07/16/17 10:21 AM DIY keel guard
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Will see how long it lasts

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#12342337 - 07/16/17 10:26 AM Re: DIY keel guard [Re: collincountytx]
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It's the same material as the 3M paint protection film used in the auto industry to prevent door and bumper dings/scratches.

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#12349042 - 07/19/17 08:59 PM Re: DIY keel guard [Re: collincountytx]
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Gorilla tape is working better
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#12349079 - 07/19/17 09:10 PM Re: DIY keel guard [Re: collincountytx]
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How long have you had the Gorilla tape on?

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#12349479 - Yesterday at 07:55 AM Re: DIY keel guard [Re: collincountytx]
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Ha!
Not very long (two trips); but it is holding up very well.

The very best keel guard method (from what I've read on the Australian kayak forums--those guys do a lot of DIY keel guard protection because of all the reefs) is a two part epoxy for HDPE. Many of them add graphite to the mix for hydrodynamics.

Gorilla tape is cheap and widely available.
From the same kayak forums; it appears Racers tape performs the best
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