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Installing RUSS Strip

Russ (Reinforced Universal Securement Strip) strip is an integral part of your ClassicBond flat roof build. Russ Strip creates a strong bond between the membrane, substrate and the abutment wall. Below I will be listing an easy step by step guide on how to install ClassicBond Pressure Sensitive Russ Strip.

Step 1

Peal back the membrane exposing the deck underneath and roll the RUSS strip across the deck touching the abutment wall. 

Step 2 

Lay the 50mm seem plates on the RUSS strip ensuring a separation of 300mm between them and fix in place. ClassicBond have marked the RUSS strip with 150mm centres to help you identify fixing position. 

Step 3

The underside of the peeled back rubber must now be covered with a thin even coat of ClassicBond EDPM Primer. Cover the primer matching the corresponding cellophane tape of the RUSS, once covered, wait for it to dry. 

Step 4 

Touch-test the primer to ensure it is fully dry (does not transfer to hands). Once fully dry peel back the plastic of the RUSS strip and carefully roll the primed rubber over the now sticky RUSS strip. To ensure a strong bond, roll over the rubber using a EDPM seeming roller.

Step 5 

Grab the ClassicBond Bonding adhesive and cover both the underside of the rubber and the abutment wall. Once the desired area is fully emersed in bonding adhesive allow time for the bond adhesive to fully tack off, this allows solvents to escape and helps prevent blistering. 

Step 6 

Roll the Membrane into the angle change of the rubber and vigorously roll over the rubber into the angle change to ensure no air is trapped underneath. 

Step 7 

Once the air is removed and rubber is tucked tightly into the corner, roll the rest of the rubber up the abutment wall. Again, to ensure adhesion we suggest to pressure roll over the rubber and abutment wall using the heavy metal EDPM roller

Step 8 

Brush over the membrane and trim back any excess rubber.  


Notice: This is just a rough guide, please consult your roofer for an absolute installation procedure!