This two pack epoxy adhesive is designed to provide the ultimate in bonding performance.
Ideal for use on a wide range of deck materials, it provides a bond which is suitable for the most arduous of conditions.
Full instructions are on the can.
600g pack gives coverage of approx. 2 Sheets (1200mm x 900mm)
Which Adhesive is best for my applictation?
Treadmaster Marine Epoxy adhesive is a two part adhesive, when the two parts are mixed together the adhesive will harden over time. This hardening process is much slower than with a contact adhesive, a pot life of about 1 hour is usual although this will reduce as the temperature rises. The adhesive is initially more liquid allowing much easier moving of the Treadmaster sheets to get an exact position. As the adhesive takes time to harden, once the sheets are in position they should be weighted down in order to hold them in position whilst the adhesive hardens. However, once the adhesive has hardened Treadmaster Marine Epoxy gives a very strong bond that is not effected by temperature (except at very high temperatures, i.e. significantly above 70°C). This does make removal much more difficult.
Treadmaster Marine Contact adhesive is a specific marine grade of contact adhesive, this means the adhesive will try to immediately 'grab' whatever surface it is applied to, this can mean that it can be difficult to move sheets around to get an exact positioning once the material is in place. The adhesive will begin to harden quite quickly, but the final bond strength is less than you would get with an epoxy adhesive. This does mean that it is easier to remove when you want to replace the sheets, but not as good at holding them in position.
Another important fact to consider with Contact adhesives is that they begin to soften with temperature, and if your boat is in the Mediterranean you could find that on a very hot day the adhesive will soften quite considerably, and so we would not recommend using Contact Adhesive in very warm climates. See our other listing ofr Contact adhesive.
see video clip below for tips on how to lay Treadmaster using epoxy adhesive
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