카약이 이렇게 빵구가 나있었는데 그 동안 박스 테이프로 붙여서 임시로 사용해 왔다가 더 이상 이럴 수 없어서 오늘 해외직구를 했다.
국내에서는 수리 키트가 판매되고 있지 않아 구글로 찾아낸 웹사이트는 아래 웹사이트였다.
요즘은 편해진게 해외직구 웹사이트가 있어서이다. 몰테일에 회원가입을 하고 후루룩 진행했다.
총 비용은 구매대행비까지 포함해서 대략 10만원 가까이 나오지 않을까 싶다.
비용에 대한 부담보다도 빨리 와서 제대로 수리를 하고 싶다.
새로 구입하는 것보다는 저렴하니까... :)
Quit making temporary repairs
You may have tried to use different methods to repair your kayak or canoe using some creative techniqes. Techniques like...
- Liquid Nails (it peels off quickly)
- Glue Gun (Doesn't "burn in" well and quickly peels away)
- Rivet an aluminum plate and caulk the edge and hope that it holds. (Gets scraped off from the first rock you go over.)
- Sandwich a piece of rubber between an alumium plate and the kayak with rivets (or screws)
Those techniques you've tried must not have worked, or you wouldn't be looking at this page now.The KC Welder and the KC Welder Pro allow you to do permanent repairs.
This is a typical crack that you might find on the bottom of a kayak. The first thing you need to do in any plastic repair is to clean the plastic. Use soap and water to remove any water soluble contaminants. Use a plastic cleaner like our Part Number 1000 - Super Clean Plastic Cleaner to remove any sovlent soluble contaminants. Super Clean Plastic Cleaner will remove contaminants that won't come off easily with soap and water. Contaminants like grease, tar, sticker residue, etc. Realign the plastic if is has overlapped itself.
To maximize the strength of the repair, it helps to embed some wire mesh into the plastic. It is similar to putting rebar in concrete. Cut some of the included wire mesh to span the crack about an inch on side. On this particular repair, we had to fold the mesh because the crack was on a corner.
Using the KC Welder, melt the wire mesh into the plastic. This is similar to putting rebar in concrete. It makes the repair a lot stronger. Sometimes, the mesh wants to "pop out" of the plastic before the plastic cools. If that happens, use a screwdriver or another tool to hold the mesh into the plastic until the plastic re-solidifies.
Here is what it will look like once the mesh has been melted into the plastic.
Apply the filler rod by pre-melting one side of the rod.
Flip the filler rod over so that the melted side is toward the plastic that you are working on.
Cut the tip of the rod off by melting through it with the edge of the welder tip.
Spread the melted rod while pushing it through the mesh. You may need to apply an extra layer of rod after pushing it through the mesh. Get the plastic hot enough so that the new melted plastic melts together with the existing plastic.
Continue applying plastic until the crack is repaired completely.
The repair is complete.