How to repair the holes and cracks in your truck roof
Both the SpeedKits and Premium kits are designed for ease of use. No repair experience necessary and you'll get everything you need to create a watertight finish with ease.
Any repair starts with a thorough clean.
First sweep away dirt and debri, then wash the roof with water and detergent. If necessary, use a biocide to kill off moss or algae. Before applying either of the kits, ensure the surface is 100% dry.
The SpeedPatches come in a UV resistant foil bag. Any contact with daylight will start the cure.
If necessary, you can cut directly into this bag and the speedpatch underneath, and get the size you need for the holes and cracks in your roof.
It's best to leave a wide overlap either side of the affected area, so the SpeedPatch has plenty to adhere to. Keep this in mind as you cut the patch.
Once you're ready, slide the patch out of the bag. Press onto the surface with the black film facing towards you. Once the patch is in position, you can peel off this film. The cure process will now begin to turn the flexible speedpatch into a tough membrane, and all you need to do is sit back and let the daylight do the work.
Underneath this a transparent layer of film preserves the shiny appearance of the patch. You can choose to remove this for a more subtle look.
These kits combine the super strong SpeedPatches with the waterproof UV Curing resin, giving you long term confidence in your truck roof repair.
Before you prime, use the bottle of acetone on the surface of your truck roof. This will clear up any tiny amounts of moisture that can cause the patch to come loose.
Then, use the UV Curing Resin as a primer for the SpeedPatches. Apply liberally around the affected areas and leave to dry. As the name suggests, any exposure to UV light will begin this process. The more daylight there is, the faster it'll dry.
After the primer has completely dried, you're ready to apply the SpeedPatch.
If necessary, cut the patch while it's still in the bag. Bear in mind that overlaps around holes and cracks need to be generous for good adhesion.
Next slide the patch out of the bag and press into place. Keep the side with the black film towards you, and slowly peel this away once the patch is adhered.
As a UV cured membrane, the patch just needs daylight to cure. Underneath this a transparent layer of film preserves the shiny appearance of the patch. You can choose to remove this for a more subtle look.