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capefox
10-17-2016, 04:08 PM
My local little hardware store did not have 5200 or 4200 but the clerk suggested white Lexel sealant for use as a a bedding compound. I would be bedding white oak rub strips on the keel of a trailer sailer and securing them every 6" with countersunk #8 screws. How does Lexel do in these sorts of applications? Removing later -- good, bad, ugly?

Andy Mcconkey
10-17-2016, 05:27 PM
I've used it for roof flashing and such. It's pretty tenacious. Hard to say if it adheres as well as 5200, but it's likely good enough.

JimConlin
10-17-2016, 05:48 PM
If the rub strips are ever likely to need replacement, you don't want a tenacious adhesive like 4200 or 5200.
I'd use a traditional bedding compound like Dolfinite or Interlux #214.
In a pinch, I'd prefer a low-tenacity painter's caulk.

Bob Cleek
10-18-2016, 05:21 PM
If the rub strips are ever likely to need replacement, you don't want a tenacious adhesive like 4200 or 5200.
I'd use a traditional bedding compound like Dolfinite or Interlux #214.
In a pinch, I'd prefer a low-tenacity painter's caulk.

What Jim said. Stay away from poly-goops. Use regular marine bedding compound like Dolphinite or the equivalent. It's a lot neater and easier to use, as well. (Be sure to seal all bare wood surfaces before using Dolphinite so that the wood will not soak up the oil that keeps the product flexible.)