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Stay Afloat FAQ

Is there any mixing or measuring required?
No, there is no need to mix measure. Stay Afloat applies directly from them container in one part for immediate damage control remediation.

Does the product go off or harden?
No, the product does not harden and can easily be remove from permanent repairs.

How much product do you need to carry on board?
The more the better, but it really depends on the size of the boat / vessel and how many fittings the hulls has. Up to 5 meters, it is suggested to carry at least a minimum of 2 small containers. For boats / vessels larger than 5 meters, it is recommended to carry at least two medium size or one or two large size containers; along with other damage control materials, suitable to handle large and small leaks.

How long can you leave it in the water?
Stay Afloat is not affected by water and does not break down so it can be left in the water for as long as is necessary. However, Stay Aflot is a temporary repair and any damage submerged in water should be permanently fixed as soon as possible. Above the water line it can be used permanently and re-applied as necessary.

How much pressure can it handle?
We have tested Stay Afloat to 19.15 PSIA at 3 meters deep for 24 hours with no compromise. It also depends on how much material you use and how big the damage area is, common sense, the bigger the hole the more you use.

Can it be used or combined with other materials?
Yes definitely. For larger damage control situations it is highly recommended to use Stay Aflot with other materials such as wood, plastic, metal, etc.

Does cold or heat affect it?
Cold does not affect it. The product will become harder but the sealing properties will not be affected by cold. Heat will affect it and it should not be used on hot surfaces or engines with a surface temp over 120°F / 49°C. The product is intended to be used in contact with water, ocean, lakes, rivers, streams.

Can it be used on fuel leaks?
We have been informed by fire departments that they have used Stay Afloat to temporarily stop fuel leaks in broken tanks and fuel lines. So, although it was not designed for fuel leaks, it may be used to help slow to stop fuel leaks in tanks and lines. Stay Afloat is not intended to be used on hot surfaces!

How do you clean it up?
From a hard surface: Scrape off as much as possible. Then use a rag or cloth and / or acetone to remove residue prior to fibre glassing or permanently repairing surface area (or other appropriate solvent compatible to and harmless to the surface material).

From hands: Use a cloth or rag, warm soap and water.

Does it sink or float when dropped into the water?
It floats whether the product is in the container or removed from the container.