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With Transport Month coming up in October, Pratley is showcasing its range of versatile and cost-effective DIY adhesive products for the automotive sector. These products are ideal for various quick, on-the-spot automotive repairs, especially in situations where well-equipped mechanical workshops are often unavailable. Most automotive repairs require a type of adhesive that can handle the same conditions your vehicle might encounter. When deciding on the best adhesive for automotive repairs, Pratley has a wide range available to save you time and money.
Pratley Steel Quickset® is a quick-setting adhesive metal filler and mender that sets very hard and matches the colour of most ferrous metals. This means it can be subjected to filing, sawing, machining and sanding. Typical applications include filling blow-holes in metal castings, repairing cracked castings, making fillets or filling seams in metal parts, bonding ceramics, slate and tiles where the colour matches, bonding metal parts and repairing holes in car sumps.
Pratley Steel Putty is ideal for applications such as sealing metal water tanks and repairing cracked sumps, metal castings, metal radiators, and metal petrol tanks, among others. It can also be used to fill blowholes and be used on engine castings. A major advantage of the putty is that it can be extensively machined after curing, meaning it can be easily cut, drilled and sanded down as required.
Another significant benefit is that the product will not corrode, which makes it ideal for humid environments where corrosion is an issue. There is also no additional strengthening requirement once the putty has hardened, which can be spray-painted for aesthetic purposes.
Pratley Grey RTV Silicone is a new flange sealant and gasket maker in the form of a tough and elastic silicone rubber for superior sealing. It can tolerate extreme temperatures of -50°C to +300°C for short periods and is resistant to diesel, paraffin, water, oil and anti-freeze.
What is more, the product has no negative effect on electrical components such as vehicle sensors. In addition, it is non-corrosive, making it ideal for engine sumps, gearboxes, pipe flanges and water pumps, to name but a few.
Pratley Wondafix® Car is a tough and flexible repair compound that sets black in colour. It can be used for a multitude of problematic car repairs such as scuffed hoses, damaged car bumper rubber, cracked car dashboards, car air vent pipes and vacuum hoses, vinyl car seats and side panel trim, cracked windshield rubber seals and mouldings and flashings.
Pratley Pratlok® is a high-strength, high-viscosity thread locker for M20 studs and bolts assembly and gap filling. It essentially eliminates the loosening of fasteners such as screws, bolts, nuts and studs. The product also prevents slip or movement between press- or slip-fitted parts such as shafts, bearings and drives. In addition, Pratley Pratlok also seals joints and prevents corrosion.
Pratley 1-2-3® is a tough acrylic three-step bonding system excellent for aluminium and able to join almost all well-matched surfaces. It can be used to bond metal parts and stiffener ribs to sheet metal instead of spot welding or riveting, for example. Another automotive application is bonding rear-view mirrors to car windscreens.
Pratley Ezeebond® is a sophisticated third-generation, ultra-high performance adhesive ideal for bonding reasonably well-mating surfaces. It can replace spot welds and rivets and has been proven to be an exceptional adhesive on most rigid plastics, fibreglass and aluminium. Ezeebond® can also be used for bonding rear-view mirrors to windscreens.
Pratley Powda Bond® is a handy adhesive and powder filler repair kit. It can be used as either a two-part kit or as a single adhesive. It sets ultra-fast and can be painted, sanded or filed and exposed to water (maximum 40°C) once hardened. Applications range from car bumpers to damaged wheel caps, motorcycle fairings and radiator overflows.