Silicone sealant/Wax

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  • #9617
    Brian Rosler
    Participant

    Hi,

    Any recommendations for a silicone sealant to fix leaks around stanchions? Also any good wax suggestions?

    Cheers,
    Brian/

    #9618
    Commodore
    Keymaster

    Hi Brian,
    Sealing the stanchions should not be done with silicon sealant. You need a stronger and more permanent sealant like 3M 5200.
    My favourite wax is Meguires #50 cleaner wax. Wax on wax off and keeps boat looking great. I use it twice a year.
    Blue Water Yachts recommends a 3M product for removing oxidation to restore the original shine and then a 3M wax. Check out their website for details
    http://shop.bwyachts.com/category-s/241.htm

    #9619
    Ron GilliesRon Gillies
    Keymaster

    My recommendation would be to re-bed the stanchions with butyl tape.

    This video discusses the different 3M products referenced by Rick.

    This Sailrite video discusses the use of butyl tape. You can also search “re-bedding with butyl tape” in Youtube for other videos.

    #9620
    Rob Roodenburg
    Participant

    re-bed the stanchions is the only way. Sealing around it is only a temporary stop gap.

    #9621
    Brian Rosler
    Participant

    Thanks for the tips, everyone.

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