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hysol and cuben
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Ike Mouser
(isaac.mouser) - F
hysol and cuben on 11/14/2010 10:31:36 MST Print View

Last night I had my first experience with cuben fiber. I am makinh waders. I folded the cuben over and glued it to itself with a 1.5 inch wide seam. I put it on the floor and slid pieces of cardboard inside so i would not get glued to itself and stuck together. I put about 100LBs on topnkf it via textbooks with buckets on top. The hysol was very strong and after drying overnight it was extremely difficult to remove.

How do you guys dry hysol on cuben?

How long does it have to dry?

I am using the mixing gun and it uses a swirly tip attachment. I have to remove this and wash it out wihu high pressure water so I can use it again. If I dont the glue will dry inside. It does have what looks like a removeable core. Is there something I can soak it in or a better way that would allow me to reuse it.

Edited by isaac.mouser on 11/14/2010 10:34:13 MST.

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

Hysol on 11/14/2010 11:57:49 MST Print View

I always mixed it by hand so I'm not sure about cleaning your tip.

Hysol seemed pretty slow to dry. I could still make adjustments to the bond for an hour or two and I monitored it for about 8 hrs to press down any wrinkles etc. It seemed pretty strong to me at about 24 hrs and probably at full strength by 48 hrs. It really depends though on how thick you put it on. If you laid it on heavy then it could be a long time before it's fully cured.

ziff house
(mrultralite) - F
hysol and cuben on 11/14/2010 20:29:42 MST Print View

You don't say which hysol you are using.Safest just to let it harden over night, Clean the tip with
acetone, just drop the works in a jar. then you have to pull the center out and blow or scub it. And watch for fire hazard with acetone, of course.
Helps to keep the cap on that cartridge clean too as one side can harden near the tip. no guarantee of even flow with that thing.

Ike Mouser
(isaac.mouser) - F
hysol on 11/15/2010 12:08:43 MST Print View

im using U-90FL.