Empty entire contents of one can of the Fluid Elastomer Base (Item 4, Table 3-3) into the mixing bowl (Item
18, Table 3-3).
Shake one can of the Fluid Elastomer Solidifier (Item 5, Table 3-3). Pour the contents over the Elastomer
Base (Item 4, Table 3-3) in the mixing bowl (Item 18, Table 3-3).
Using the mixing stirrer (Item 6, Table 3-3), immediately stir together the Fluid Elastomer Base (Item 4, Table
3-3) and Solidifier (Item 5, Table 3-3). Stir for at least 2 minutes to form an adhesive.
Use all of the mixed adhesive within the times shown in Table 3-4
Table 3-4.Shelf Life Of Mixed Adhesive
77° F(25° C)
Use All Material
Using one of the brushes (Item 8, Table 3-3) or the plastic applicator (Item 11, Table 3-3), apply one even
coat of adhesive to the roughened surface of the tank and the prepared patch. The coat of adhesive should
be approximately 10 mil. (0.025 cm) thick.
Let adhesive set until tacky (approximately 5 to 10 minutes). Test by lightly touching one knuckle into
adhesive. Lift slowly. When knuckle lifts fabric briefly, and no adhesive is left on knuckle, it is tacky.
Once adhesive is tacky, bring ends of patch together (adhesive side out), and position center of patch onto
center of hole (Fig. 3-3).
FIGURE 3-3. APPLYING PATCH
Smooth down patch with edge of hand, one end at a time, so as to avoid any air bubbles.
Use a roller, or equivalent, to firmly roll down the entire patch, from center of patch out toward edges to
prevent formation of air bubbles.