If you had a to repair a hole on a boat made of RAMX what would you use? JB Weld, Fiber Glass, or something else?
I've actually thought about this before. I could see it being a good temporary fix if you're in a bad situation. Do you know off hand what types of plastic hold the same composition as RAMX?A torch and some similar plastic. Clean and abrade the area well first.
We have fixed small holes with a plastic cap from a soda bottle and a lighter (while on river trips).
A buddy had to fix a big whole in a roto molded plastic (hog island) boat while on the Grand, Hance was not too friendly. He used a torch and extra plastic...
Actually no, I have not checked into the epoxy patch. I’ll have to do that. I might just give you a holler once I am ready to start fixing the problem. I was either going to go the route of JB weld or just use fiber glass. I appreciate the response on maybegoing a different route.Dave, I've done some plastic welding and it is not too difficult. have you checked into an epoxy patch. I am wondering if the PVC cement could be used with a small piece of plastic to close the hole.
I've actually thought about this before. I could see it being a good temporary fix if you're in a bad situation. Do you know off hand what types of plastic hold the same composition as RAMX?
Ramx is...single layer polyethylene plastic (RamX ™)
It is one of the more common types of plastic.
Depending on the size of the hole... I would clean and sand w/80 grit, the area of repair. Keep the boat or ? in the hot sun, heat the area of repair and then drip melted (not burned) plastic into the area. That flat head solder iron (as mentioned) is great to smooth and finish the patch.
I have used that 3m plastic epoxy and if I remember right this is one of the plastics it does not work with. I used the epoxy and a metal rod to fix the handle of one of my pricey oars and it couldn't of failed at much of a worse time. My handle came off this past trip on the Middle Fork. I was just making a needed (luckily not a must) pull to clear a hole. My handle came off in my hand, I ended up in the hole.
Because of expansion/contraction and the properties of this plastic, I feel the plastic weld is the only way to go. I have seen glass and epoxy patches fail (eventually/always) when applied to Coleman or the like.
Just my half pennies worth...