The KC Welder Pro has an 80 Watt element, flat tip and a 3/16 in. hole in tip for repair rod insertion. Includes a selection of Hobie color welding rods. Fix holes and cracks or customize polyethylene products. Insert the rod into the tip and place against the product to be welded. The tip heats the plastic surface and the rod. As the materials melt, move the tip along the repair area while pushing the rod into the tip to fill the repair area with new plastic material. Plug small holes after moving accessories. Rebuild keels after excessive wear from dragging.
I dont understand why they wouldnt let you choose the colors for this. Who has 8 different colors of kayaks? That makes no sense. They should package the rods and the welder separately so that we could choose the colors needed. Otherwise, great product.
If someone is an expert at welding or soldering they might get this product to work. I couldn't. It takes 10 minutes to heat to desirable temperature, and I was completely unable to repair a flex crack in my kayak despite 3 attempts taking 20 minutes each. I bought a flexible adhesive patch for 1/5 the price, applied it in 30 seconds, and it completely solved the problem. I do NOT recommend this product for flex cracks.
Product works as advertised. Never thought I would need one, but it does the job nicely.
No specific directions included.....applied the weld.....and the kayak still leaks....not satisfied at all.....seems like a waste of money...was there another step that we were supposed to take before the weld?