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January 2013

Sandy’s Wicked Aftermath: Tackling Marine and Boat Repair

By | Marine and Boat Repair, Uncategorized

Have you, or members of your family, felt the effects of Hurricane Sandy in some way?

The “super-storm” left dozens dead, thousands homeless and millions without power. Total damage is expected to be in the billions of dollars! According to the National Hurricane Center, the width of the tropical-storm force winds alone neared 1000 miles in diameter. WOW!

Aside from the largest losses, where rebuild will take months to even years, many families have felt the effects through smaller damages to property, particularly docked boats or other marine craft. According to BoatUS/Sail-World, Hurricane Sandy damaged more than 65,000 boats and caused more than $650 million in damages to crafts across the US. “We’ve never seen anything like it,” said Scott Croft, BoatUS AVP of Public Affairs.

Boat repair is expensive, and unless your insurance company is happy, willing, and even able to pick up the tab, many folks are left to deal with some do-it-yourself fixes to lower costs or deductibles.

PC Marine and Boat Repairs

PC – 11 Paste Epoxy That Cures Underwater

Got a submerged substrate? No problem. The high “wet grab” or tack of PC-11® makes overhead and sidewall work easy without drip or sag. Our PC-11® demonstrates excellent chemical resistance to mild acids, caustics, detergents, gasoline, fuel oil, salt, and fresh water. With PC – 11, there is an extended working time, for large and critical jobs, which allows you to reposition work or make changes as you go along in the process. No rocket science involved!

 

PC – Marine Putty Epoxy for Fast and Easy Repair

Small problem? Want to hit the water again soon? PC-Marine™ is a hand moldable putty epoxy designed for quick emergency-type repairs. PC-Marine™ is formulated to adhere to wet, dry, and submerged surfaces that are clean. Cut, mix and apply. PC-Marine™ allows a working time of about 15 minutes and cures for service in 60 minutes.

If you are an avid mariner or boat owner, take a look at this site: www.thehulltruth.com for a variety of forums covering all sorts of boat questions and issues.

2013: A Year of Do-It-Yourself Projects for an Uncertain Economy

By | Product Announcements, Uncategorized

How is your wallet feeling these days? The New Year is leaving many folks with a twinge of uncertainty – what’s really going to happen next with this unstable economy? Is it truly recovering, has it stalled, or is it in fact on the brink of the inevitable financial cliff that is suddenly all the post-election drama and television coverage? Who knows! The bottom line for many of us is: We want our homes and families covered, protected, and safe for whatever we may face in this upcoming year.

And so, many of us are entering a new era of do-it-yourself fixes, upgrades, and projects. Truthfully, it’s empowering. It’s sometimes even fun. It can be family oriented. And there is a wealth of information, tutorials, and some amazing new products out there to help us along. DO NOT FORGET: PC Products loves to answer your questions, and help you along this new path!

Photo Credit: DIY Family Project: Chris & Jenny

Taking Matters Into Our Own Hands

Let’s face it, Washington has stalled, and not much is being accomplished other than the accumulation of more debt. According to David Brodwin of the American Sustainable Business Council, “Americans are taking matters into their own hands. A new movement called the ‘D.I.Y. economy’ is emerging. But in this context ‘D.I.Y.’ takes on a different meaning: It’s not about going to Home Depot to get the parts you need to fix your sink; it’s about driving economic development at the local level, with local leadership, guided by a more robust and sustainable vision.”

PC Products’ Vision

As a 100% American company founded on the principles that made early America the greatest country there is, PC Products proudly supports the DIY movement. We strive to make our products fit with American-owned local hardware stores that are still alive and kicking in today’s tough economy. We are all-American, we never outsource, we continue to grow, and we stand behind our philosophy. We are a family run company committed to producing quality products.

Our Products

Take a look at some of our customer favorites. These products can help you fix your things yourself – without the help of foreign products. And, you can still keep your money invested in your local community supporting companies with like-minded philosophies.

PC – 7:  PC-7® is the tough job epoxy! This paste epoxy was formulated for maximum bonding power. PC-7® formulation provides extended working time, for large and critical jobs, which allow the user to reposition work or make changes.

PC – 11:  PC-11® was formulated as a true marine epoxy, allowing users to bond to wet, dry and fully submerged substrates.

PC – Woody: PC-Woody® is an epoxy paste formulated to replace missing and rotted wood. It has structural strength greater than most wood. PC- Woody® is a permanent wood repair for interior and exterior applications.

PC – Plumbing:  PC-Plumbing™ is a hand moldable putty epoxy designed for quick emergency-type repairs. PC-Plumbing™ is NSF® rated safe for contact with potable water. PC-Plumbing™ can be applied to wet and dry surfaces.

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We have many other products to help you with your concrete, auto body, delicate crystal or glass, and outdoor or pool repair of any shape and size. 2013 is YOUR year for DIY! Happy New Year!