Author Topic: hull to deck sealant?  (Read 941 times)

stingray312

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hull to deck sealant?
« on: February 07, 2016, 08:43:45 am »
I had water come up under rub rail, noticed a few screws had backed out. also a few hull to deck screws were loose. I want to seal screws and any gaps at the deck/hull before tightening it back together. What sealant should I use? I've been told 5200 is to ridged for a long"go fast "hull and to use 4200.

stinger390x

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Re: hull to deck sealant?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2016, 03:18:19 pm »
Yes the 4200 is a bit more flexible.

When you apply the sealant put 2 strips of 2" masking tape on the area and apply carefully. Place seasant on are to cover and squeeze in with a squeegee or your finger. Pull tape off at right angles carefully and this will leave a small 1/4 inch bead (if you applied tape carefully) with nice edges and you won't have a big blob there on the seam.

stingray312

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Re: hull to deck sealant?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2016, 08:23:27 pm »
Thanks for the help. I'll try that as soon as it warms up around here.....I'm hoping soon.