Commonly asked questions and FAQs
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Can ProPatch® be used outdoors?
Yes, ProPatch® is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
What colour is ProPatch®?
We stock ProPatch® in white and light grey as standard. Other colours are possible but may be subject to a minimum order quantity.
Is ProPatch® waterproof?
Yes, once installed ProPatch® is fully sealed and waterproof to provide maximum protection.
Does the installation surface need to be flat?
No, ProPatch® is flexible and will install to both flat and curved surfaces but not sharp angles. ProPatch® will also bond onto rough surfaces.
How is ProPatch® supplied?
For traceability ProPatch® is supplied in pre-cut pieces. This can be manufactured bespoke to your requirements or supplied in a standard size as follows:
100mm square (3.93")
200mm square (7.87")
300mm square (11.81")
300x600mm rectangular (11.81" x 23.62")
500x1000mm rectangular (19.68" x 39.37")
Is ProPatch® easy to install?
ProPatch® is very safe and easy to install with minimal tools and equipment. Simply follow the installation instructions.
Does ProPatch® require surface treatment prior to installation?
Typically no, although every surface is different. Many surfaces will benefit from a light abrasive rub beforehand as it can increase the bonding surface area by up to 40%. In any situation the surface needs to fully clean and dry.
If you're unsure about what surface preparation is needed please contact us for further assistance.
Can ProPatch® be used on different materials and surfaces?
ProPatch® can be used upon many materials and surfaces including fibreglass, plastics, metal, paints, powder coating and glass.
Is my ProPatch® of genuine manufacture?
Each ProPatch® manufactured has a chip embedded within it, close to the centre. Simply hover a compatible reader over the ProPatch®, such as a compatible mobile phone, to see more information about it.
Can ProPatch® be programmed with different information?
Yes, ProPatch® can be used to provide information about your asset. Contact us do discuss in more detail. Here's a few examples:
Asset management information
Videos and files
Website links, database links and contact information
Does ProPatch® need installing with mechanical fasteners?
No, ProPatch® requires no additional fasteners during installation. In fact, one of the main benefits of ProPatch® is that it eliminates the need for screws, bolts, rivets, welds and many other types of fasteners.
Is ProPatch® a permanent repair or only temporary?
ProPatch® is a permanent repair that will continue to perform for many years. Whilst an exact timeframe is difficult to predict it will
Can ProPatch® only be used on commercial vehicles?
Whilst ProPatch® was originally developed for commercial vehicle and transportable liquid tanks it is perfectly suitable for many other applications.
Does ProPatch® have a shelf life?
Yes, if you plan to hold stocks of ProPatch® then we would recommend it be rotated and used within 24 months of its manufacture date.
How should ProPatch® be stored?
Ideally ProPatch® should be stored in cool dry, conditions away from direct sunlight.
Where can ProPatch® not be used?
ProPatch® can be used for many applications and most environments. It is NOT recommended, for example, on continuous submerged applications such as boat hulls below the water surface.
Where do I buy ProPatch®