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rek
07-06-2014, 05:49 PM
Factory ballast bags on my X9 are leaking badly at the entry/exit ports. As you can see from the pics, the adhesive between the ports and the bag are shot. I pulled the ports out and tried to re-apply adhesive but can't get them to stick/not leak. They just pull right off again. Not sure if it's my technique or the adhesive i'm using. Tried two types of adhesive from Home Depot that you mix together. (loc tight, etc) Also, rubber cement i read on another thread. Still doesn't fix the problem. Leaky at best or pull right off again.

Any suggestions? I'm going to get new bags eventually but would like to fix the center locker and under the rear seat bag to possibly use somewhere else on the boat later on. Please advise! thx. :)

JRW160
07-08-2014, 09:19 AM
I used PL construction adhesive to repair the same problem with mine, and it has held up for 3 years.
http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/12/34/pl_ca_prem/overview/Loctite-PL-Premium-Polyurethane-Construction-Adhesive.htm

02ProstarSammyD
07-08-2014, 09:49 AM
If I still have it I'll ship you a free under seat bag. Its old and ugly but worked when I pulled it out. Just pay processing and handling. Will check tonight.

soacj
07-08-2014, 02:50 PM
I used PL construction adhesive to repair the same problem with mine, and it has held up for 3 years.
http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/12/34/pl_ca_prem/overview/Loctite-PL-Premium-Polyurethane-Construction-Adhesive.htm

I repaired a split in my KGB fitting with this same adhesive based on JRW160's endorsement. It's holding great--I had thought the bag was a goner for sure. I found the adhesive in stock at Home Depot.

rek
07-08-2014, 05:12 PM
Thanks for the suggestions guys. I'll try the PL construction adhesive and report back!

02ProstarSammyD, about to send you a PM thanks for offering man! Love this forum.

JRW160
07-13-2014, 06:35 PM
I repaired a split in my KGB fitting with this same adhesive based on JRW160's endorsement. It's holding great--I had thought the bag was a goner for sure. I found the adhesive in stock at Home Depot.
Glad it worked out. After a $450 quote I got for a new bag, I was ready to try anything.