02-24-2007, 05:00 PM #1
Question About RE Pro OPAS Block Off Install
What did everybody use to seal to the hull?
The only products I can find in my area that are marine grade are Boat Life Caulk or Life Seal Silicone Sealant. The Riva doc says to use silicone but the two I listed above are the only ones I can find in black, to match my hull, and marine grade.
The Life Seal product says it's new technology and it is silicone based but also says it's permanent. I don't plan to remove once installed but I also want the option and don't want to ruin my gel coat finish in the process.
Thanks in advance,
Last edited by Flynfox; 02-24-2007 at 05:04 PM.
02-24-2007, 05:08 PM #2
I used standard RTV black silicone. It is holding up fine. "Right stuff" is better if you want to spend the extra bucks.
02-24-2007, 06:33 PM #3
That "Right Stuff" is really awsome. I always hear Jerry talk about it and i gave it a shot a while ago and was impressed. At $13 a can it is on the pricey side.
02-24-2007, 09:08 PM #4
Permatex Right Stuff. I buy mine at O'Reiley Auto Parts.
You can also use Permatex Ultra Black which is available at any auto parts stores.
02-24-2007, 10:54 PM #5
Man that "Right Stuff" is pricey but if it's good stuff then I'm buying; actually never heard of it 'till now. How easy is it to work with/mold. Does it set-up instantly?
Thanks for the info,
02-24-2007, 11:23 PM #6
just did mine today...The Right Stuff used here...boy, were there large gaps to be filled
02-24-2007, 11:26 PM #7
How easy is the "Right Stuff" to work with/mold?
02-25-2007, 12:16 AM #8
just use the lick you finger trick and it won't stick to your finger. otherwise it'll stick to everything. i've overstuffed the gaps and will trim them tomorrow morning with a razor just to be sure too..
02-25-2007, 12:28 AM #9
Yeah know that trick well. Just worried it will cure before I can smooth it out, at least to my specs. I tend to be a little on the Anal Retentive side.
Unfortunately the weather forecast for tomorrow is hard rain so I'll have to wait 'till next weekend but thanks to you and everyone else for the info/tips.
02-25-2007, 12:32 AM #10
don't worry, it doesn't set up that fast, you've got about 4-5minutes before it gets tacky..
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