How to Repair Textured Polyethylene Coating

How to Repair Textured Polyethylene Coating

It will take approximately 2 to 3 minutes to repair a small area that’s around 1” x 1” in size. The larger or deeper the area, the longer it will take.
Before you start, you'll need to gather the following items:
  • pair of safety glasses
  • dust mask
  • hand torch or heat gun
  • aluminum oxide 100-grit sandpaper or grinder
  • a poly repair patch kit supplied by Superior (this kit comes with powder in a squirt bottle)
  1. Put on your mouth mask and glasses then smooth out the damaged area with sandpaper or a grinder.
  2. Use the torch or heat gun to slowly heat the surface to be repaired. While keeping the torch between 6 to 8 inches away from the surface, move the torch in a sweeping motion from side to side or up and down. Don't park the flame in one position too long. This method is used to prevent the base metal from reaching a high temperature, which will cause the powder to flow or burn.
  3. Squirt a small amount of powder onto the repair area then use the torch to apply more heat. Repeat this process until the repair area appears blended.
  4. When you think you’re done, stop and let the product cool for approximately 2 to 3 minutes. Once cooled, evaluate the area and determine if it needs more powder. If so, add more heat and powder then let cool to re-evaluate. Your product is now ready for use.

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Written By: K. Broadwell

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