How to Use

Rapp-it Pipe Repair is simple to use and requires little preparation. Identify leak area and shut down relevant pipe or hoses immediately. If pipe cannot be shut down turn pressure as low as possible.

How 1 1 Clean and roughen the damaged area of the pipe with a metal file or wire brush. A clean roughened surface helps result in a successful repair.
How 2 2 Open and knead Rapp-it Steel Putty until it is a uniform grey colour.
How 3 3 Apply to the pipe leak site within two minutes of mixing, forcing it into any cracks or holes.
How 4 4 Open foil pouch and immerse Rapp-it Bandage in temperate water for 15-20 seconds, squeeze the bandage to allow water soak in evenly.
How 5 5 Apply Rapp-it Bandage immediately around the damaged pipe area extending up to 90mm (3.5”) either side of the leak. It is important to apply the bandage before the putty is cured.
How 6 6 When wrapping, pull each layer tightly and firmly, using your hand to mould and squeeze the layers together in a tightening motion. Continue to apply pressure during application and upon completion.

For best results, the completed bandage application should be no less than 10mm thick (12-15 wraps). Allow 30 minutes for Rapp-it Pipe Repair System to set rock-hard.

  • The tightness of the wrap is very important to ensure adhesion of Rapp-it Bandage and Rapp-it Steel Putty to the pipe surface.
  • Rapp-it Bandage has a 4-5 minute work life, with full cure in 30 minutes. Water temperature can affect the bandage cure time. Colder water can result in a slower curing time, higher water temperatures can result in a faster cure time.
  • Rapp-it Steel Putty has a 4-7 minute work life, with full cure in 30 minutes.
  • Rapp-it Steel Putty can be mixed by hand and then moulded into a variety of shapes to fill cracks and holes. When applying to damp, wet or slowly leaking areas work Rapp-it Steel Putty forcefully into the surface and apply pressure until adhesion begins to take effect.
  • Difficult or large applications may require multiple bandages.