Common questions asked about the use of our products
(click on a question to view the answer)
Cut a vinyl patch slightly larger than the damaged area. Allow
from one to two inches margin larger than the damaged area rounding
the corners with scissors. Apply a thin coat of Boxer vinyl adhesive
to the patch. More glue is not better. Excessive amounts of adhesive
can cause various problems (such as wrinkling of the edges of
the patch or glue squeezing out from the edges into the water).
Apply the patch to the damaged area squeezing out water trapped
under the patch. The leak is now patched. This is a slow drying
adhesive, do not disturb the patch for 48 hours. Allow one week
for complete drying.
See the instructions on the page that displays your Boxer
vinyl repair kit.
Our #100 adhesive based repair kits should work at low temperatures.
The cure rate will be affected. At lower temperatures more time
will be necessary for the repair to completely dry. Boxer
vinyl plastic repair tape (Cat. #10 and #30) is
best used in temperatures above 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
An excessive amount of adhesive was used. Apply less glue to the patch. In this case more is not better. The instructions for your patch kit indicate that you should use the adhesive sparingly .
For your bathing suit: Use nail polish remover or MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone) available at your local paint store.
For your skin: Wash with soap and water to remove the majority
of the adhesive. The oil in our skin will repel the glue, once
the adhesive has dried it will peel off. Nail polish remover or
MEK will also work but should not be necessary.
The #100 adhesive if tightly sealed in its container has a shelf
life of approximately 10 years. The #500 and #700 based products
have an approximate shelf life of two years.
The Boxer #100 is the one to use for underwater repairs on heavy gauge vinyl liners * . This is a slow drying adhesive. The #500 & #700 dry faster than the #100 adhesive. The primary use for the Boxer #500 adhesive is for general vinyl repair (not suitable for underwater repairs). Boxer #700 is a general use adhesive with elastomeric properties, which works well on vinyl products and is perfect for repairing skimmers and other plastic and fiberglass pool accessories.
* For thin gauge wader pools Boxer vinyl plastic repair
tape is recommended! Just peel and stick!
Difficulties sometimes occur when Hydrogen Peroxide is used to sanitize
pools. We recommend Boxer plastic pool
repair tape (cat. # 10,30). Another option is to drain the water
below the damaged area and make a dry repair rather than trying
to patch underwater.
First determine if your fish- pond liner is made with rubber
or vinyl. Our adhesive is not designed for rubber liners; contact
the manufacturer of your liner for their recommendation.
Boxer adhesive is toxic to fish (as
are all solvent based glues). If your liner is vinyl we recommend
that you drain the pond, make your repair using Boxer
#500 or #700 based adhesive. Allow drying time
of 2 days (in cooler weather 4-5 days). Boxer
#100 adhesive based repair kits would work but complete drying
time (for fish safety) would be prohibitive. For smaller leaks
you can use Boxer plastic pool repair
tape (Cat. #10,30).
An excessive amount of adhesive was used.
It makes no difference.
For thin vinyl (as used in wader pools) we recommend Boxer
vinyl plastic repair tape (Cat. #10,30). If our
liquid adhesive is not properly applied further damage might occur.