Sikaflex News

For some reason which I really can't get my head around, sealant manufacturers periodically change the name of their products.  I put a video together a while ago on topping up grip using Sikaflex 11FC.

I've recently had an email from a US mat surfer saying that he has struggled to find Sikaflex 11FC over there. Having done a bit of research it looks like Sika have renamed it SikaBond Construction Adhesive

As I say, I have absolutely no idea why they do this. The sealant I use for logos has changed it's name 3 times in the time I've been building mats.

Anyway, as far as I can see, this change is only in the USA at present. Anywhere else, just look for Sikaflex 11FC.



UPDATE: 31/05/2017

My personal fave for topping up is Sikaflex EBT. It bonds to everything and is durable. What's more, you can get it in the UK from Screwfix!

Surfmat Maintenance: Topping Up Grip

I've put together a little video on topping up grip. Now apologies for it being a bit boring but it's difficult to make this exciting! Still, I hope it's useful for those who need it.

You will need:

1) Good quality masking tape.

2) Flexible plastic spreader - DO NOT USE METAL!

3) A tube of Sikaflex FC11 Sealant (or your preferred alternative)

4) A nail brush.

5) Gloves

6) A bin close to hand.

Any questions then feel free to get in touch.




EDIT: US readers please read this article: