10+1 KEYQUESTIONS about DrSails
Which materials does it glue?
One of DrSails' qualities is that it glues all types of materials:
leather, wood, metals, fabric, fibers, plastics, cement, ceramics, rubber,
It works not with Materials such as polyethylene, Teflon and polypropylene.
These conflicts with all types of adhesive due to their self-lubricity.
2 Can it also
glue two different materials?
Yes, it is no problem for the adhesive to glue different materials to
3 Should I
prepare the surface before use?
We recommend cleaning dust and grease away from the surface first. Lightly
sanding smooth surfaces with sandpaper will always improve adhesive capacity.
Our CLEANER helps perfectly prepare the surface.
4 Does it
really glue under water?
Yes, of course in both freshwater and saltwater. When we developed DrSails,
we wanted to ensure it would glue on wet surfaces, and we were even able
to get our adhesive technology to glue underwater. So you can glue wet
sails, floats and inflatable boats without worrying about drying. It also
lets you plug big leaks, and water/fuel tank and pipe leaks, as well as
glue pool tiles, etc.
5 What other
things can it glue besides sails?
Practically every thing. DrSails' flexibility allows you to perform repairs
on hard surfaces or fabrics and flexible plastics. From leather and tire
punctures, to repairing awnings, tarpaulins, covers, technical clothing,
footwear, tiles, appliances, furniture, lamps, glass, parquet floor, carpet,
joints, seams, leaks, pipes and anything else you can think of! For surfaces
or rigid pieces, you can choose to use TRIO or any of our adhesives.
6 How long
does it take to dry?
Our TRIO and SAILKIT Adhesives and Repair Packs have been developed for
short drying and curing time. Although it is completely cured in 24 hours,
in many cases the piece repaired can be used after 20 minutes, since it
will already have acquired 80% of its maximum strength by then. Its fast
curing time requires surfaces to be first prepared, since working time
is about 8 minutes.
7 How much
do I need ?
Based on our experience, avery thin layer of adhesive or sealant should
be used since the adhesion is greater when the product is less thick.
Indicatively, on smooth surfaces 5 ml (Mini Pocket and Repair Pack) equals
one Din-A5 (15x21 cm/0.33 ft2; 10 ml adhesive (Pocket y DrSails 10) covers
a Din-A4 (21x30cm/0.67 ft2; our DrSails 25 yields 0,15 m2/1,6ft2, while
the cartridge DrSails 265 covers an area of 1,0m2/10,76ft2 and the DrSails
400 up to 1,6m2/17,22ft2.
8 Is the adhesive
the same in all formats?
Yes, the product is identic al. The presentations in different formats
(syringe, cartridge or flexible single-use package) with various amounts
of adhesive or in the Repair Packs TRIO and SAILKIT do not alter its properties.
9 Does it
have an expiration date?
Due to their high quality and technology DrSails, our products should
preferably be used within 36 months of their manufacture, although we
know that it is considerably longer under normal conditions. The expiry
date is indicated on all packages.
10 Is the adhesive
insyringes and cartridges spoiled after the first use?
No, not at all. After the first use, simply remove the nozzle and replace
the cap on the syringe or cartridge. If the cap is lost, you can leave
the nozzle on until you replace it with a new one the next time you use
it. The expiration date does not change after the first use.
10+1 Is DrSails
DrSails can not prevent faults, but it can help you fix them. Some customers
tell us that when they bring DrSails on their boat they don't experience
any faults, so it acts like an amulet. Could this be true?