MD-102 Solvent-based marine adhesive is for metal, fiberglass. One
gallon will cover about 60 square feet. This is taking in consideration
that you will be applying the glue to both surfaces. Please contact us
if you have questions.
* We are aware that the price is higher on the MD-102 due to the
expense of shipping this item. We have to add special handling for this
package due to the chemical makeup of the product which ships hazmat.
Please be aware that this product is the right product for your boat esp
if you have an aluminum, fiberglass or a combination of wood and
SOLVENT BASED ADHESIVES CANNOT BE RETURNED DUE TO HAZMAT REGS
*** Do not use this on our Woven Marine Vinyl Flooring or Teak Vinyl Flooring
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This application is great for Aluminum Floors, Fiberglass Hulls, or even wood decks.
Aluminum, Fiberglass Surface Application:
Prior to applying the MariDeck® vinyl, inspect the surface of the
boat to be covered to make sure all debris, dust, screws, or any foreign
objects have been removed. Use a leaf blower or broom at this time to
ensure the surface is completely clean.
Fiberglass surfaces will likely require that the surface be etched
using a coarse grade of sandpaper. This will allow for better adhesion.
Remove all fiberglass dust prior to applying adhesive
Follow the package removal instructions as listed above.
In most cases, applications over aluminum or fiberglass require
pre-cutting the vinyl into the appropriate shapes and sizes required for
the specific area of the boat. Carefully measure the shapes and sizes
allowing for appropriate coverage. If a larger surface is to be covered,
utilize the same installation method described above using the
appropriate adhesive and procedures outlined below.
MD-102 is very flammable. Keep all adhesives away from children and
do not use this product near an open flame or high heat. MD-102 should
be installed in a well-ventilated area.
Once the sizes are cut, apply MD-102 solvent adhesive to the
non-woven polyester backside of the vinyl using a paint roller (smaller
areas may require the use of a roller). Be careful not to get adhesive
on the topside of the vinyl. Removing spilled or excess adhesive is
extremely difficult. Then apply a coat of MD-102 adhesive onto the
surface to receive the vinyl piece. Again, be careful in the
application. Only apply enough adhesive to be covered by the vinyl.
Allow the adhesive to set for 10-15 minutes.
The boat adhesive is ready for application when you can touch the
adhesive on the aluminum with your finger and feel only a slight
tackiness. If "strings" appear between your finger and the adhesive,
allow another 5 minutes to dry and retest. Do not wait longer than 15
minutes to apply the glued vinyl to the glued surface.
Carefully apply the glued piece of vinyl without wrinkles or air
bubbles. MD-102 is a solvent-based contact boat adhesive and will
require quick installation. Make certain the vinyl pieces are positioned
correctly before applying. After the piece of vinyl is applied, use
your hand to smooth out any air bubbles or wrinkles while ensuring
Follow the same instructions for subsequent pieces of the vinyl.
MD-102 adhesive dries very quickly. Allow a minimum 1-hour drying time before installing seating and equipment