What's the best sealant for riveted seams?

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What's the best sealant for riveted seams?

Post by amuller » 22 Jul 2016, 15:42

Looking for something to apply externally to seams where there seems to be a gap between the sheets. What seems to work out best for this?


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What's the best sealant for riveted seams?

Post by DaleH » 22 Jul 2016, 16:22

I myself would clean/prep (and prime of you could) the area and would use LifeCaulk by BoatLife. It is as tenatious an adhesive/sealant as 3M 5200, but the tubes last 2-3X longer and tend to harden in the tubes like 5200 does.

Note I will readily admit that 5200 is easier to find, as even Walmart now sells it under their own name, look for "polyurethane adhesive" in the boating aisle.
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Post by lckstckn2smknbrls » 23 Jul 2016, 07:24

G-Flex is another good product.
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Post by Johnny » 23 Jul 2016, 08:53

The Texas Lone Star I just bought a few months ago
has some loose/missing rivets and leaking seams.......
the P/O was fond of sealing things with Spray Seal,
Window Foam Sealer and Latex House Caulk . . . . .
so he says, "why not use that stuff on my boat"???
It is a shame that he did not know about this wonderful
TinBoats website !!!
I won't know what product to use until I get all his junk sealer
crap removed and start from scratch.....

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