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Bostik Simple Fix




Fills Hollow Spots

Bonds to Wood and Concrete

Flows Easily

Low Odor, 0% VOC Formula

Does NOT Contain Water

Description

Simple-Fix TM is a versatile, low viscosity, two-component, epoxy adhesive used to repair hollow spots, replace floor boards and to install thresholds, moldings and medallions.
This adhesive is designed for use with engineered wood, parquet, solid wood and bamboo flooring designed and recommended in writing by the flooring manufacturer for glue-down applications.
Simple-Fix has extremely high bond strength, making it the perfect solution for bonding wood to wood, or wood to concrete. Simple-Fix is specifically formulated to be a simple repair solution that is easily dispensed with an off-the-shelf caulking gun.
This high performance formulation is water resistant, low odor and contains 0% VOCs.

Product Benefits

  • Fits in an off the shelf caulking gun
  • Versatile formulation works with engineered wood, parquet, solid wood and bamboo flooring
  • Exceptional bond to wood and concrete
  • Low odor, 0% VOC, user-friendly formulation
  • Does not contain water

Directions for Use

Hollow Spot Repair

1. Open packet and remove the adhesive, static mix nozzles and 1/16" diameter applicator tips.

2. Place the adhesive cartridge into the caulking gun.

3. Remove the plastic cap ring and plug from the tip of the adhesive cartridge.

4. Insert the wide end of the static mix nozzle onto the tip of the cartridge.

5. Lock the static mix nozzle onto the adhesive cartridge by threading the plastic cap ring back onto the adhesive cartridge.

6. Place the needle nose applicator tip onto the other end of the static mix nozzle. This is a twist fit.

7. Locate the center of the hollow spot in the floor to be filled with Simple-Fix.

8. Find an area close to the center that has dark grain. (This will serve to disguise the repair.)

9. Place a strip of blue tape over the dark grain.

10. Drill through the blue tape and through the floor at a 45 angle with a 1/8" drill bit.

11. Insert the needle nose applicator tipinto the hole and slowly squeeze the handle of the dispensing gun.

12. When the hollow spot is completely filled, remove the blue tape and wipe up any excess adhesive.

13. Use either colored wood putty or touch up crayon to "blend in" the repair.

Board Replacement

1. Remove the floor board(s) in accordance with NWFA instructions for floor board replacement.

2. Place the adhesive into the caulking gun.

3. Remove the plastic cap ring and plug from the adhesive cartridge.

4. Insert the wide end of the static mix nozzle onto the tip of the cartridge.

5. Lock the static mix nozzle onto the adhesive cartridge by threading the plastic cap ring back onto the adhesive cartridge.

6. Using an "S" pattern, apply a bead of adhesive on the substrate.

7. Place a bead of adhesive on the tongue of the replacement board.

8. Insert the replacement board into the floor and press on firmly.

9. Let the adhesive cure 24 hours before exposing the area to heavy foot traffic or sanding equipment.

Chemical & Physical Properties

Percentage of Water

0.0%

Open Working Tile @ 72F

2 hours

Cure Time @ 72 F

4 hours

Application Temperature

50 F to 100 F

Service Temperature

-40 F to 150 F

Flash Point

>200 F

VOC Compliant (SCAQMD Rule 1168)

Yes (0.0 g/L)

Odor

Mild/Not easily detected

Open Time

Once combined through the static mix nozzle the adhesive will flow easily
up to 2 hours. Elevated temperatures will reduce the open time. Cooler temperatures will extend the open time.

Cure Time

After the adhesive is dispensed through the static mix nozzle, the two components are combined at the proper ratio and will cure in just 4 hours. Elevated temperatures will accelerate the cure time. Cooler temperatures will slow the cure time.

Clean-up

Simple-Fix can be easily cleaned up while wet with mineral spirits.

Limitations

Do Not Freeze

Storage and Shelf Life

Store at temperatures between 50F -100F. Shelf life is one year from date of manufacture in closed, original packaging.

Packaging

Simple-Fix is available in cases that contain six kits.

Each kit contains:

  • 8.5 ounces of Simple-Fix adhesive
  • 2 static mix nozzles
  • 2 - 1/16" applicator tips

Limited Warranty

The Limited Warranty for this product can be obtained at www.bostik-us.com/resource-center/warranties or by calling 1-800-726-7845 (choose option 2, then option 2 again). TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, BOSTIK DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND LIABILITY FOR DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES. UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED IN THE LIMITED WARRANTY, THE SOLE REMEDY FOR BREACH OF WARRANTY IS REPLACEMENT OF THE PRODUCT OR REFUND OF THE BUYER'S PURCHASE PRICE. It is the buyer's obligation to test the suitability of the product for an intended use prior to using it. Any claim for a defective product must be filed within 30 days of discovery of a problem, and must be submitted with written proof of purchase.

WARNING: Combustible liquid. Harmful if swallowed. May cause allergic skin reaction. May cause eye, skin and respiratory tract, irritation. Inhaling vapors harmful.

Bostik, Inc.
211 Boston Street
Middleton, MA 01949 1-800-726-7845
www.bostik-us.com

This document supersedes all previously published literature.
Y5-9/2011