|I have applied fabric lining to both an RL24 & 28, we used sprayable contact adhesive, it is very quick and miminises the amount of time you are breathing the fumes when compared to bushing on the contact. |
The contact is sprayed from an ordinary spray gun, it dosn't come out like paint but sort of splats out, the over spray is not a problem as there isn't any.
In applying the fabric we cut it to general size so it could them be trimmed in place, we then sprayed the hull and then the fabric outside on the floor of the shed before lifting it into the boat for placement.
When spraying I put a general cover over all the fabric & hull with a second or third pass around the edges for stronger gluing.
Make sure of adequate ventilation, open all hatches and use a fan etc.
Some advantages of spraying glue are:
1. Very quick when compared to hand brushing large areas.
2. Less time spent in fumes.
3. Due to quick application of glue, fabric can be pulled off and reapplied if it runs out of alignment.
4. The spray gun can sit around with glue in it without going off.
5. Spray gun cleans up easily.
6. Glue dosn't go through the fabric like it can when being hand brushed on.