Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 29 May 2005, 17:28   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: SMH Rib / War Shot
Make: Ribtec / Scorpion
Length: 4m +
Engine: 10hp Yam / 150hp opt
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,894
RIBase
Removing seat moulding / Sikaflex

Evening all,

Took the screws that hold my bench seat in place out this afternoon in order to remove it.
Couldn't budge the seat - must be held firm to the sole with sealant / Sikaflex.

Any top tips - or is it just a case of prising blades along the bond line.

I've heard about using a cheese wire - but where do I get one?

Regards
__________________

__________________
Searider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 May 2005, 18:32   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Make: HumberOceanOffshore
Length: 8m +
Engine: Volvo KAD300/DPX
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 4,962
You could try a guitar string. They come in various thicknesses. Jono suggested a piece of welding wire a while ago. I've never tried either of them.

Good luck.
__________________

__________________
JW.
jwalker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 May 2005, 17:15   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: SMH Rib / War Shot
Make: Ribtec / Scorpion
Length: 4m +
Engine: 10hp Yam / 150hp opt
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,894
RIBase
Cheese Wire - Rubbish!

Sorted out the seats today.

Found that the best way was to drive wedges in between the sole and seat moulding putting the sikaflex in tension - it was then relatively easy to cut with a 1.46 Tesco carving knife.

Made a cheese wire from Monel seizing wire but it was crap.

Just need to figure how to peel the residue from the sole!
__________________
Searider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 May 2005, 17:26   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Make: HumberOceanOffshore
Length: 8m +
Engine: Volvo KAD300/DPX
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 4,962
Just a thought for you. If there is a windscreen replacement depot near you, it might be worth a chat with them. Car windscreens are glued in using sikaflex and I'm sure they'll know all the ways and dodges.
__________________
JW.
jwalker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 May 2005, 17:35   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Gloucestershire
Boat name: Zulu
Make: Humber oceanpro
Length: 5m +
Engine: 75 Etec
MMSI: 235016713
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 168
Tried a cheese wire from a car windscreen place - problems of cutting into fibre glass and very slow - ended up using a reciprocating saw and wedging plus a bit of hacking with a stanley knife - not a quick job
__________________
arn.george is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 May 2005, 18:03   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: SMH Rib / War Shot
Make: Ribtec / Scorpion
Length: 4m +
Engine: 10hp Yam / 150hp opt
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,894
RIBase
Windscreens

I knew there'd be an answer outside of the marine industry. Still, seats out now with the help of Tesco knife.

If anyone's interested - swearing a lot also helped.

Now, that residue on the deck.

Duncan


Quote:
Originally Posted by jwalker
Just a thought for you. If there is a windscreen replacement depot near you, it might be worth a chat with them. Car windscreens are glued in using sikaflex and I'm sure they'll know all the ways and dodges.
__________________
Searider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 May 2005, 19:27   #7
Member
 
Richard B's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Devon
Boat name: White Ice
Make: Ranieri
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki 115hp
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 5,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by Searider
it was then relatively easy to cut with a 1.46 Tesco carving knife.
Used the same technique for removing the old plywood seat bases from the foam padding - that was surprisingly well adhered.

Also agree about the swearing... a broad, diverse and colourful vocabulary can beat many problems!
Richard B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31 May 2005, 02:59   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Margate / Ramsgate
Boat name: Ballistic
Make: Ballistic
Length: 7m +
Engine: Yam HPDI 250
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,835
Petrol disolves it i think.
__________________
Daniel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31 May 2005, 04:24   #9
Member
 
Pete7's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Gosport
Boat name: April Lass
Make: Moody 31
Length: 9m +
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,850
Quote:
Originally Posted by Searider
Now, that residue on the deck. Duncan
Used a wood chisel and a B&Q flap wheel on my Ribtec with the same problem, and if that doesn't work then JWs favourite tool

Pete
__________________
.
Ribnet is best viewed on a computer of some sort
Pete7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31 May 2005, 04:32   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Portsmouth
Boat name: Cracking Day
Make: Tohatsu
Length: 6m +
Engine: Optimax 150
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 265
I find hitting things with tree branches helps, scares the stuff off!
__________________

__________________
Tactical Paintball-Hampshire, Surrey and beyond!
www.crackingday.com
Andy Stevens is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:52.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.