What might be an S-200 replacement for an old roll of Solarian vinyl?

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    Apartment owner can get an OLD roll of heavy inlaid Solarian for cheap, but if the seam can't be done properly, I don't want him to buy it. There'a a 9 foot seam in the middle of the kitchen and probably a short and narrow one under the fridge.
    The roll is old, but it feels like new.... then felt hasn't hardened up and it still feels pliable.............. well, as pliable as Solarian ever got.
    My brother mentioned Supermend epoxy, but I don't know it's set time and spreadability. S-200 was predictable.
    I miss the old days.
     
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    If I remember right it can be chemicially welded also.
     
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    Paper backed stuff. This is the heavy stuff that you couldn't wear out so they quit making it.
     
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    Something just popped out of my pea brain......................... Didn't Armstrong say that S-200 wan't necessary anymore at some point...... like they had changed the material?
    The sealer was a 2 part top coat. They also changed the top layer to Urethane and the sealer wouldn't stick to it. This was all a long time back, and I don't remember the order of things they changed.
     
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    Beats me. I don't remember yesterday.
     
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    20190730_213245.jpg I forget too. I have some in a little bathroom in my garage believe it or not.
    I'd use some mannington MSS 20 on the seam and call it a day. It's nice and smelly.
    I keep a can handy to use it on vinyl planks when I have to shave off a locking mechanism. Works great.
     
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    That looks a lot like the vinyl the guy picked out 12 by 12's? His is a butt ugly brown with tiny blue chips........ I think that's the material. I just recall them not requiring S-200 and only needing sealer.
    MSS 20 is a single component, right? They make a high and low gloss sealer too, but those are two part. They're stronger and would probably bond to the top coat better.
    I just don't want to do a floor and have the seam cause problems. I told the guy it's supposed to have S-200 and that they don't make it anymore. I don't know what to advise him to do. Not sure the best adhesive for this either. I suppose S-288 would work.
     
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    I got the piece fit yesterday, then rolled it back up. Not enough time to glue it.
    I did a quick seam test 6 by 6 scrap. I made a 4" cut through the center of this piece then folded it open so I could apply a bead of Armstrong S-761 seam adhesive through the thickness of the material, then let the seam close up and wiped off the excess sealer and set the scrap aside overnight. Pretty nice result.
    I'm thinking maybe once the seam is cut, I could apply a 1/8" bead of sealer into and under the edge of the seam before rolling it into place.... then wipe up the excess.
    S-761 is the seam adhesive that looks like carpet seam sealer (but it isn't)
     

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