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Wick
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05/31/2018 02:01PM
Anyone that could post a quick diy on this stuff? I bought some to do my canoe with. It did not come with directions.

Edit: fixed misspelled product name in title
 
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MattM
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05/31/2018 02:14PM
This looks like it should help: Video
Wick
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05/31/2018 02:19PM
MattM: "This looks like it should help: Video "
Thanks Matt! Don’t know why my search did not find that. Looks like it shrinks like shrink tube?

Edit: i have been spelling it wrong which probly did not help.
mjmkjun
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05/31/2018 03:16PM
If that fails you....check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as6SY8eXhDk
05/31/2018 03:44PM
It does not shrink like shrink tube actually . Heating it makes it easier to work with. I keep a hot air gun handy when I put it on cuz it makes it stick better, smooth out better and mold or wrap around curves better. Over the winter it stiffens up a little and pulls away from some curves......I just hit it with the hot air gun again and smooth it back out in spring.
Wick
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05/31/2018 06:27PM
You guys do 1 layer or 2?
Mjmkjums video shows 2 layers
mjmkjun
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06/01/2018 05:02AM
I have never used KeelEasy. More video of the product you are using: video The black strip looks really cool on the white kayak!
Wick
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06/01/2018 07:16AM
mjmkjun: "I have never used KeelEasy. More video of the product you are using: video The black strip looks really cool on the white kayak! "

It does look good. That is pretty expensive to do the whole length! That video says the heat gun was at 500deg. My heat gun is an old cheapy. I have no idea what temp it puts out.

Youtube is finding a bunch of videos now for me.
06/01/2018 09:48AM
I put KeelEazy on my Spirit to protect the bow stem. It started to detach on its own after two years and I removed it. Haven't put anything in it's place. Had a heat gun but it was still hard to get it to conform. A couple spots up the stem got too hot and melted a little.... This was nowhere near the spot it started to detach, which was in the spot basically under the bow paddler's feet.

Hope your experience is better than mine, but I likely won't do anything to replace it.
Wick
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06/01/2018 05:50PM
mirth: "I put KeelEazy on my Spirit to protect the bow stem. It started to detach on its own after two years and I removed it. Haven't put anything in it's place. Had a heat gun but it was still hard to get it to conform. A couple spots up the stem got too hot and melted a little.... This was nowhere near the spot it started to detach, which was in the spot basically under the bow paddler's feet.


Hope your experience is better than mine, but I likely won't do anything to replace it."


The website says it might do that(detach) and you just reheat and stick it back.
GreyOwl
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06/10/2018 11:41PM
I’ve found the more often I reheat it to reposition during initial application or to re-stick it down after it pulls up the less well it stays stuck down. Hope that makes sense. Try to get it right the first time.
06/11/2018 11:10AM
Apparently I put the KeelEasy on both the bow and stern. When I took the Spirit down this weekend to rearrange the garage I see that I still have it on the bow. It must have peeled off the stern, which makes sense that it could have caught on a rock or something.

Anyhow, still firmly in place doing it's job up front. YMMV.
Wick
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06/11/2018 12:24PM
mirth: "Apparently I put the KeelEasy on both the bow and stern. When I took the Spirit down this weekend to rearrange the garage I see that I still have it on the bow. It must have peeled off the stern, which makes sense that it could have caught on a rock or something.


Anyhow, still firmly in place doing it's job up front. YMMV."


I did not even think about that. Normally everybody puts it on both ends?
06/11/2018 02:06PM
Eh, it's really intended for the "high wear" parts, which on a canoe is typically the stems. I think I put it on both sides because that's how I ordered it. I just couldn't remember if I had put both sides on or if I set one kit aside to redo the bow "in the future."
 
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