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Patch N’ Repair’s patches are made from pairing a durable thermoplastic sheet and an industrial strength adhesive. Each patch is rigid at room temperature, and when heated up, the patch becomes flexible and be cut to any shape, and returns to a rigid form once cooled down for added strength and durability.

Patches can be heated and cooled an unlimited amount of times, if you don’t get it right on the first try, don’t sweat it. Simply remove it and try again.

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F.A.Q

Q - What size Patch do I need?

A – We recommend a patch that will cover the damaged area and leave approximately 1″ of surface area on each side of the damage. This will allow for good adhesion and ensure a watertight seal

Q - Do Patches work on Polyethylene?

A – Yes they do! We recommend you polarize the surface before applying the repair patch. To polarize, you must first be sure the area is roughened with sand paper and clean. You will need a hand-held propane torch. Inside the flame will be a smaller, brighter blue flame. This smaller blue flame must contact the hull in the area to be bonded. Simply wave the flame across the hull like you were painting it. DO NOT MELT OR BURN THE SURFACE. What is important is having the gases given off in the bright blue part of the flame oxidize the surface to be repaired. Do not touch the area with your bare hands after polarizing as oils from your skin will reverse the process

Q - Can I cut the patch?

A – Yes, most Patch N’ Repair standard sizes will be larger than what you need. Patches are easier to cut when warm and flexible but can be cut cold and can be cut with standard scissors.

Q - How hot do I need to heat the patch?

A – Heat the patch until it becomes flexible. This will let you know it has reached the desired temperature of 194°F. DO NOT exceed 270°F.

Q - Do I put the patch on the outside or inside of the item being repaired?

A – We recommend applying the patch on the outside. This prevents water from reaching the adhesive backing. For maximum protection, apply the patch on BOTH the inside and outside.

Q - How long will it take to receive my order?

A – Online orders ship in approximately three business days via UPS ground. Rush shipping is available.

Q - Will the patch stop the damage from spreading?

A – Our customers have reported that after application, spider cracks have stopped spreading.

Q - Is the patch waterproof?

A – Yes, water will not soak through the patch.

Q - Can I remove the patch at a later date?

A – Yes, when the patch is cool, begin at one corner with a putty knife and work up the edge, being careful not to scratch the surface.

Q - Can I use it on fuel tanks and lines?

A – No, our patches are made from a polymer matrix, it is not recommended for applications requiring contact with petroleum products.

Q - How much damaged can a repair patch fix?

A – We recommend using Patch N’ Repair on damaged areas smaller than 4″ in diameter (about the size of a baseball). We recommend that 1″ of coverage outside the damaged area to ensure proper adhesion.

Q - Can I cut, paint, drill, or sand the patch?

A – Yes, Patch N’ Repair patches can be sanded or drilled once cooled.

Q - How can I heat the patch?

A – Heating methods include: MRE-style heater (included in kits), non-food oven wrapped in foil, or a heat gun. When using a heat gun, do not place heat gun too close to the patch surface or hold heat in one place for more than a few seconds to avoid burning. DO NOT heat above 270°F.

Q - How much damaged can a repair patch fix?

A – We recommend using Patch N’ Repair on damaged areas smaller than 4″ in diameter (about the size of a baseball). We recommend that 1″ of coverage outside the damaged area to ensure proper adhesion.

Q - How long does the patch last?

A – Our customers have reported patches in-use for over two years and still holding. However, many factors can affect performance.

Q - Can I overlap two patches to cover a long crack?

A – Yes, but to maintain a watertight seal, you need to ensure that the top piece of materials is completely formed to the contours of the bottom piece.

Q - If I apply the patch wrong, can I remove it and try again?

A – Yes patches are removable, but you cannot use the same patch once applied. The patch can be heated multiple times, but the adhesive will be damaged.

Q - Once heated, how long does the patch stay flexible?

A – Time will vary depending on ambient air temperature. In temperatures 40°F to 70°F, the patch stays flexible for about one minute. You can reheat the patch as many times as needed.

Q - Can I use additional sealer?

A – Yes but DO NOT apply any sealer directly to the adhesive. When the patch is completely cooled, you can apply sealer around the edges of the patch.

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