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Old 02-09-2015, 07:20 AM
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I am redoing my thru-hull to replace the scuppers. What is the best way to remove the adhesive/sealent? It is hard and a whiteish color so I'm guessing maybe it was 5200 or 4200. Thanks.
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Old 02-09-2015, 07:32 AM
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I don't know what that is but in my experience Professional Strength Goof Off works pretty good on a lot of adhesives. There's also DeBond.
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You could sand it off if it doesn't come off with typical adhesive removers.
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WD40 and a wire medium wire brush. Spray liberally.
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http://store.hamiltonmarine.com/brow...FQkkgQodq0wAQA

Debond is designed for removing 5200 and works very well.
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Originally Posted by DocStressor View Post
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Debond is designed for removing 5200 and works very well.
I have been told this as well be many professional installers. Just make sure to tape off anything around it like you trim tabs if there is any sealant down there
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Thanks for the feedback.

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