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Many HornerXpress branches carry it in Florida as well.
You can order direct from Past-Aid using their online store.
I swear by this stuff. Depending on the consistency, you can use it a 100 different ways.
Kevin Stempien said:
Hey, Kevin. sorry to be seeing this so late after you posted it. I hope you found a supplier. If not, go to toolsforpools.com
or call their counter sales man, Murph, at Pool Svc Products in Altamonte Spgs FLA: (407)461-7870
I have used Plastaid to repair cracked skimmer and also cracked / leaking fiberglass stairs. I haven't had any failures. Additionally I have used it underwater where it cures and adheres just fine. When people get a price for replacement rather than repair they go for the repair every time!!!
A leak at say, a multiport valve socket where replacement may not be practical. It's also a good tool in out of the way places (farm and ranch country) where repair parts are not readily available. I agree with Jeremy that it should be considered a temporary fix until a better repair can be made. Note: the joint must be completely dry for it to bond and seal.
Luke Norris said:
Thanks for the look-out Luke. I'll have my SP branch get some heading this way.
Florida Leisure Pool & Spa
Luke Norris said:
Any place that sells cosmetics will have acrylic nail.....stuff. It's a powder and liquid that looks and smells the same, and works the same. I strongly suspect Plast-Aid is simply repackaged nail builder.
Bruce Hudson said: