Used this roller to help fasten D-ring patches to an inflatable kayak. It was able to get into tight folds of the floor to put pressure on the freshly glued patches. I mounted six D-rings one afternoon and would never have been able to stay at it that long without an excellent tool like this.
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Making long-lasting repairs begins with having the right equipment. Do the job right the first time by using this roller tool and you'll have the reassurance that the patch will hold. It provides the pressure needed to allow the glue to stick.
I started using this to install eight D-rings on my boat in one day, but quickly figured out that the wooden handle of a paint brush worked better because I could use the point to account for the bump better. Perhaps that would be a product improvement for the next version of this tool.
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Hey, RG, the narrower the edge of the roller wheel, the more pounds per square inch pressure you're putting on the material. But of course, the more strokes it takes to cover the area. Our folks in the boat factory use the 2" x 1/16" tools and really lean into their work. So personal choice, but I'd go either 1/16" or 1/8".
Answered on 3/31/2013 by Clyde from NRS
I bought the 1/8 inch, but I would recomend the 1/4 inch as a better all a round roller. No patches are going to be that easy in the field. In fact there is some emergency patch tape available that is supposed to be very good. So good that it is difficult to remove. The instructions I read suggested putting the permanent patch over the tape. Sent from my iPad
Answered on 3/31/2013 by Anonymous
I used the pro roller to attach a D Ring and it worked well. The adhesive is more important than size of roller. I am not aware of other sizes however