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    whats everybody using to fill intake grate holes?

    whats everybody using to plug up the intake grate holes and the area between in the grate and the rideplate? ive been using magnum marine epoxy but its been ripped out twice already (my rideplate hole fillings are holding up fine and they are magnum epoxy too). i cant find right stuff silicone anywere...the autoparts store has 20 other different types of silicone EXCEPT for the one i need. so what else are you guys using thats sandable and strong enough to hold?


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    Advance Auto Parts carry's Right Stuff silicone..At least they do by me..
    If you have a Advance auto by you they might be able to order you a can..

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    I use GE silicone. available at Home Depot or Walmart. Make sure holes are clean and dry. Use a spit wetted finger to smooth it out. I have not lost a "plug" yet. Been using it for years too.

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    Marine Tex

    I have used this epoxy on all types of boats for 25+ years.
    http://www.marinetex.com/PRODUCT%20P...rod%20info.htm

    It will even set up and cure under water! I know because on my first
    boat I was installing a bildge pump and decided to drill holes through the
    bottom while in the water. Kinda of a nice fountain effect......whipped out
    my Marine Tex and pluged it up.

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    Used JB weld on the ride plate holes, and GE silicone on the grate holes. The JB weld held up but the silicone was ripped out after the first ride. I need to find something better for the grate holes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by North49
    Used JB weld on the ride plate holes, and GE silicone on the grate holes. The JB weld held up but the silicone was ripped out after the first ride. I need to find something better for the grate holes.
    I'll bet the surface was wet, damp or had salt deposits on it before you applied the silicone. When that stuff is applied correctly and allowed to cure properly, I have never seen it come out unless you cut it out to remove the plate.

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    went to a local auto store, they had 1 can of right stuff..lol hopefully this will solve the problem. so how long does it take until its ready to be sanded?

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