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Old 08 August 2015, 08:01   #1
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I am fitting an engine on my boat and most of the recommendations on here are to use Sikaflex for sealing around the bolts. I can not get my hands on this quickly so I am wondering if Tec 7 would suffice?
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Old 08 August 2015, 08:12   #2
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I'm sure you'll find plenty who don't venture on here who used some normal clear bathroom silicone without a problem and others who have had an issue. You'll find a few less with sikkaflex who've had an issue but there are still some who will. Tec 7 looks as though its close in concept to sikka... so suspect you'll be fine. If it fails you'll not know for sure if sikka would have too...
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Old 08 August 2015, 09:35   #3
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Cheers for that! I'm hoping to only do this once so would like to get it right. I might temporarily bolt it on dry and continue connecting up the engine until I source the sikaflex
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Yea I can get it within a day or 2, but I'm doing the work now and this tube of tec7 is looking down at me from the shelf and I started wondering should I or not!
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Yea I can get it within a day or 2, but I'm doing the work now and this tube of tec7 is looking down at me from the shelf and I started wondering should I or not!
Personally I would hang on until you get some sikaflex :thumbup:
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