NYKiter wrote:do you need to purchase a 3M cartridge applicator to use it???
i was reading the spec sheet on the 3M structural adhesives, and I dont like the hardness of the 3M DP 8005. those 3M DP that begin with the number 8 are all acrylic formulation epoxies that bond together plastics, not sure they are meant to bond the type of polyurethane bladders we use. There is another DP product by the way DP 609 which is a polyurethane formulation not acrylic and it looks to be a lot softer which theoretically would be good for our kites. I don't think you need to buy all the pumps and stuff, as long as you mix it in the right ratio, I think most of them are 10 to 1.
I'd like to see someone try 3M DP 609
Check this out. 3M DP 609 has a working time of one minute and bonded in 9 minutes (full cure takes an hour but 9 minutes should be enough).
You could use this stuff be on the water faster than a slap on valve. The DP 8005 has a working time of a few hours and full cure of a day so it's about as fast as the 3M 5200 red tube. I have a full tube of 5200 left enough for a few hundred more repairs so I don't have a lot of motive to buy any 609 soon.