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Title: waterproof sealant
Post by: bazcarp on June 20, 2010, 01:33:30 PM
any idea as which decent cheap sealent to use on bottom of my bait boat which is plastic,have just had to drill hole in base to feed wire from echo sounder to inside,thank you.am in uk.
Title: Re: waterproof sealant
Post by: jabba on June 20, 2010, 03:18:20 PM
i use
 (sticks like sh*t) from screwfix ,available in sealent or adhesive
costs around 6,
take a look at the reviews on screwfix.
   hope this helps.
        jabba.
Title: Re: waterproof sealant
Post by: bazcarp on June 20, 2010, 06:09:29 PM
have some hard as nails will that do,with bathroom sealant over it.
Title: Re: waterproof sealant
Post by: Shipmate60 on June 20, 2010, 06:40:57 PM
If you have just spent out on an echo sounder why not use the BEST sealer not cheap to seal the hull!!

Bob
Title: Re: waterproof sealant
Post by: bazcarp on June 20, 2010, 07:01:18 PM
ok so what do you suggest then.
Title: Re: waterproof sealant
Post by: Shipmate60 on June 20, 2010, 07:04:09 PM
What materials are you going to be sealing?

Bob
Title: Re: waterproof sealant
Post by: bazcarp on June 20, 2010, 07:10:05 PM
like i said in my first post,the boat is plastic,have some hard as nails,but dont think its waterproof,also have a tube of bathroom sealant.not sure about any of them,cheers.
Title: Re: waterproof sealant
Post by: Shipmate60 on June 20, 2010, 07:13:05 PM
Use 2 part Epoxy resin, about 3-99 B & Q

Bob
Title: Re: waterproof sealant
Post by: bazcarp on June 20, 2010, 07:21:57 PM
nice one thanks.
Title: Re: waterproof sealant
Post by: bazcarp on June 20, 2010, 08:20:51 PM
Use 2 part Epoxy resin, about 3-99 B & Q

Bob
is it called epoxy glue and comes in two tubes,one the resin and other tube hardener,cheers.
Title: Re: waterproof sealant
Post by: Shipmate60 on June 20, 2010, 09:24:15 PM
yes, just rough up each surface with a bit of a rub with sandpaper.
Mix well, ensure both surfaces are covered then place in position.
Wipe off any excess while still wet and leave for 24hrs.

Bob
Title: Re: waterproof sealant
Post by: bazcarp on June 20, 2010, 10:08:43 PM
right thanks,can only access hole from outside,cant get to inside,should be ok though i think.
Title: Re: waterproof sealant
Post by: Shipmate60 on June 20, 2010, 10:14:51 PM
as long as you put enough on the inside egde it will "flow" slightly.
I just hope you wont have to remove it as if done properly it should be harder than the plastic.

Bob
Title: Re: waterproof sealant
Post by: bazcarp on June 20, 2010, 10:23:36 PM
thanks,off to b+q tomorrow.will try it tomorrow night.let you know how i manage,thanks again. :-)
Title: Re: waterproof sealant
Post by: bazcarp on June 21, 2010, 08:41:30 PM
holes now sealed with epoxy resin and painted over.gonna leave for 24hrs as mentioned,thanks for all the advice. :-))
Title: Re: waterproof sealant
Post by: Shipmate60 on June 21, 2010, 08:54:30 PM
NP,

Bob