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Old 23 December 2015, 16:02   #21
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Don't waste your money on sikaflex Andy. Go to Toolstation in the industrial estate up by Raymarine and buy some Stixall. Same stuff as sikaflex but less than half price.
Andy, thanks for the advice, I spend so much time up there I am expecting an invite to their Christmas Party!!!!! I will get up there over the Christmas break.

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Old 24 December 2015, 03:44   #22
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Jeff,

Thanks for tip on swellseal. We've been attempting to seal deck leaks around bolts and a plate with sikaflex to limited success.

Guys, DIY silicone, decorators caulk and sikaflex tip... Baby wipes! It will change your lives.

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swell seal will be ideal for your application apply under your plate bolt down spray a mild solution of washing up liguid around the plate when if swells out and cured trim round with a stanley knife and peel off the excess.just be careful of some other products as they arnt capable of withstanding constant emersion in water,theres a place in lancaster that supplies all this stuff and are very good in sorting you out over the phone with the right product not got thier name but they are on the sika site if i remember i will post

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Back to the OP - warming the tube in warm water will persuade it out of the tube a bit more easily but if you overdo the warming, it will cause the contents to go off.

The Sika range of products is expensive but they are MED and classification society approved and therefore attract a premium. If you don't need any of this then why not use a cheaper and possibly just as effective a product from somewhere else.

The Marine Flex looks quite good and at 4'ish a tube, it seems good value.

Unfortunately the down fall of adhesives and sealants tends to be in the preparation of the surfaces. If you use Sika 292i, which is their structural adhesive to bond together two dirty surfaces, it will be as effective as Blu-tack. If, however, you do the correct surface treatment using a primer if necessary then it will be just about as strong as the surfaces being bonded.

The Sika website is a mine of information on various bonding techniques.

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back to the op - warming the tube in warm water will persuade it out of the tube a bit more easily but if you overdo the warming, it will cause the contents to go off.

The sika range of products is expensive but they are med and classification society approved and therefore attract a premium. If you don't need any of this then why not use a cheaper and possibly just as effective a product from somewhere else.

The marine flex looks quite good and at 4'ish a tube, it seems good value.

Unfortunately the down fall of adhesives and sealants tends to be in the preparation of the surfaces. If you use sika 292i, which is their structural adhesive to bond together two dirty surfaces, it will be as effective as blu-tack. If, however, you do the correct surface treatment using a primer if necessary then it will be just about as strong as the surfaces being bonded.

The sika website is a mine of information on various bonding techniques.

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MED - Marine Equipment Directive - it's basically a European Union standard for products that are using in safety, life and pollution, situations.
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