Plastic Nails

by Patrick
(Miami, FL, USA)

Has anyone used RAPTOR composite nails for plywood nailing or strip plank nailing?

I just strip planked a 16' cedar canoe with Raptor composite nails.

The nails did not have to be removed; they sanded smooth and help the strips better than metal nails.


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Feb 23, 2011
Nails
by: Timmynocky

Hi Patrick,

I hadn’t heard of these before, they sound to be perfect for the job.

Must they be used with a nail gun?

Do the holes have to be pre-drilled?

And are the nails pre-coated with the ‘cement’ and if so what type of glue is it?

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