Gator Patch is a Fiberglass Reinforced Polyester Patch that is easy to use and apply with our Prep-Peel-Stick application. Cures with simple UV sunlight in under an hour. Features extraordinary bonding, reliability, and strength. Perfectly matched as a kayak keel guard and repair patch. Made to stick to and repair unforgiving surfaces like Plastic Kayaks, Gas Tanks, Fiberglass, Aluminum, and more.
Simple! Just prep-peel-stick and let it sit in the Sun to cure. You’ll need to sand and etch the surface with sandpaper, clean with isopropyl alcohol, apply with firm pressure, and place in the UV Sunlight for an hour to cure. For full and detailed installation instructions – click here
The lifespan is variable depending on a multitude of factors such as the weight of the boat, usage, and surface types. The patch is not indestructible – it will sand down over time with use, taking the wear and tear of the elements instead of your hull receiving the costly damage.
The heavier the boat, the more abuse, pressure, and wear Gator Patch will receive. Multiple layers ensure you have built up material thickness to accept this accelerated wear.
The Gator patch benefits from both a physical bond through the grip on the sanded etching & curves/edges of the item it is conformed to – as well as the chemical bond with its special adhesive. The better prep, and larger surface area of the patch size, exponentially increases its overall bond & grip, especially for impact resistance.
Gator Patch is a special blend of Polyester Resin and Fiberglass in a Patch form with a UV light activator.
- SIZE CHART – Recommended Uses
- 3×4” – Emergency Repairs, Day Pack Item
- 3×6” – Single Light Wear Area or Repair
- 6×9” – Multiple Wear Spots or Layers
- 9×12” – Maximum Coverage & Multiple Layers. Recommended for Hobie, NuCanoe, Wilderness, Jackson and other larger kayaks as a keel guard and skid plate protector.