Installation Instructions

Installation on Wet Surfaces or Underwater Sealing

EternaBond® works best on a clean, dry surface but there are times when a repair needs to be made to something wet, or even under water. EternaBond® will not adhere to all materials when wet, especially if that surface is porous, like wood or concrete, but our success on many materials that are not porous, like rubber, metal, sealed concrete as in an in-ground pool, have been very good. We do not warranty the EternaBond® in these kind of repairs, but again, our success has been so good, it may be worth the try for you.

Measure the amount of tape you need and cut to length. Use only DoubleStick, RoofSeal Plus, or RoofSeal. The thicker the tape the better. DoubleStick and RoofSeal Plus are the thickest versions of EternaBond®.

Wipe the repair area with a rag; even if the repair is under water. This will help remove any built-up algae or slime even if you cannot see it with the naked eye.

Expose about 1/2" of the EternaBond® MicroSealant® (the soft gray part of the tape) and press the exposed MicroSealant® onto the surface. Rub or press hard. Now, continue to remove the release liner as you simultaneously apply the tape onto the surface, applying extra hard pressure and rubbing extra hard. Your objective is to use enough pressure that the tape will squeeze the water out as it is being applied.

Now the hard part... leave the tape alone! Do not tug at the tape or test your work. If the repair is successful, it has grabbed the surface, but set-up time will not be instantaneous. Again, since EternaBond® is not really intended for wet repairs, we can make no claims or guarantees regarding the success of wet repairs, but we have had good results and you may have too. Furthermore we would be happy to discuss your problem with you if you call!