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Old 05 March 2007, 10:54   #1
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Flush Mounted Instruments - to seal or not to seal...

Is it worthwhile sealing around the face of an instrument when flush mounting with some low strength sealant like silicon or is this not necessary/advised?

The manuals for my icom VHF and garmin GPS don't seem to mention sealing at all but I would have thought without any sealant then water could get into the console around the instruments quite easily.

Obviously this would make removing them moderately harder in the future...

any thoughts?


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Is it worthwhile sealing around the face of an instrument when flush mounting with some low strength sealant like silicon or is this not necessary/advised?

The manuals for my icom VHF and garmin GPS don't seem to mention sealing at all but I would have thought without any sealant then water could get into the console around the instruments quite easily.

Obviously this would make removing them moderately harder in the future...

any thoughts?


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I used silicon on any without gaskets for the same reason

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Old 05 March 2007, 12:30   #3
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Yes, I would use silicon to prevent water ingress as described ........ on my last RIB I used Wickes "Super Adhesive Sealant " ....... don't if you ever want to remove them without a real struggle !

........ great for sealing around console bases etc though

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