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Old 06-04-2007, 09:05 AM
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Default Should I seal plywood for Pontoon deck?

I'm refurbishing my pontoon, got the plywood: a 7 or 9 ply Greenwood XL Plydex, to replace the base decking.

Two things:
What should I seal the edges with?
What should I seal the top with, knowing that I have to put down an adhesive for the carpet?

I may not need to treat the top but I'm wondering if it's a good idea... should I use a latex sealer, and if so, what brand that won't defeat the carpet glue?

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Old 06-04-2007, 09:43 AM
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Default Re: Should I seal plywood for Pontoon deck?

If it were me, I'd give it a good coat of epoxy sealer to prevent any water infiltration. I did some research, and it appears that CPES by Rotdoctor.com is the best of the bunch. Not the cheapest stuff around, but it has superior penetrating qualities. Any brand is going to be better than nothing, though. CPES did an awesome job on my project. It shoud have no effect on your carpet adhesive, but you can call them with that question.
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:39 AM
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Default Re: Should I seal plywood for Pontoon deck?

Not sure if it applies in your case but FWIW...they changed the chemicals used in pressure treated weather resistant wood and plywood a few years ago. IIRC, they went from arsenic-based preservatives to copper-based preservatives. For that reason, you had to change what type of nails you used with PT wood because the copper would cause galvanic corrosiion and eat up gavanied nails overnight. It also got dicey if, for example, you were nailing down a PT mudsill on top of aluminum sheet-metal termite shield.

Long story short, if you have a pontoon boat and it's made from aluminum, I would investigate this further before proceeding. Copper eats aluminum up fast in a wet environment!
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Old 06-04-2007, 12:25 PM
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Default Re: Should I seal plywood for Pontoon deck?

I called Greenwood Products to make sure about the chemicals. They definitely recommended the stainless steel screws, nothing else, which is what I will be using. Thanks for that advice. I also asked about the coating and they said to skip it, that the cca process and the carpet glue would be all I would need, but the RotDoctor product would be a super addition if I chose that route. So, I'm gonna do the CPES treatment as well. That ought to serve me well for several years. THANKS GUYS! Oh, it's Plydek, not plydex.
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