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Old 06-23-2015, 04:53 PM
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Getting ready to replace misc items (rod holders, ctsy lights, etc.) none of which is below the waterline. I would like to buy 1 or 2 large tubes or a few small tubes of sealant but I was hoping to stick to one type rather than several. Should I go with 5200 or boatlife or something else?
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3M 4000UV or Boatlife Lifeseal. 5200 is overkill.
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Originally Posted by Pettit Marine Paint View Post
3M 4000UV or Boatlife Lifeseal. 5200 is overkill.
2nd this^^^ 5200 will make you regret it later.
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Should I go with 5200 ...

If you screw it, use a sealant. If you glue it, use an adhesive. But, never, EVER, use 5200 on anything you might want to remove at a later time ...
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4200 is UV stable I believe. Stays white.
Old 06-24-2015, 05:17 AM
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dpowell x2

4200 is durable but removable for above waterline applications.
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4200 not uv stable, if the rod holders are only screwed in and you are REALLY going to be using them use the 4200, otherwise boatlife silicone
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This article on sealants may help you. http://www.goodoldboat.org/reader_se...es/sealant.php
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Boatlife caulk has worked well for me
Old 06-26-2015, 04:55 AM
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Raybo is correct that 3M promotes 4000 as UV resistant product but I did not notice any application(s) in rjwilliams list that are exposed to UV. BoatLife is a also very good product.
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Originally Posted by Pettit Marine Paint View Post
3M 4000UV or Boatlife Lifeseal. 5200 is overkill.

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