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07-09-2003, 08:14 AM
Has anyone used latex caulk above the waterline? I would appreciate any information about the use of latex caulk on wood - thanks.
07-09-2003, 10:04 AM
Originally posted by Rod Bruckdorfer:
Has anyone used latex caulk above the waterline? I would appreciate any information about the use of latex caulk on wood - thanks.I suppose it's a latex caulk, as it cleans up with water, PolySeamSeal. I've had great results with this on cabin tops, around windows, trim, even deck hardware. Comes in white or clear, about $4 a tube. Highly recommended.
07-09-2003, 12:19 PM
Yes, it's just fine. Never had a problem.
Now, don't get the 1.99 cheapest latex ... get the high-end latex.
07-09-2003, 08:30 PM
I use it in places that I remove the item I bedded with it often. It's paintable, doesn't get to hard, seals well, comes in colors, and it is cheap. I use the Dap brand. An old time traditional boat builder I know uses it in seams, above the waterline, that have opened up slightly over the winter before painting. It sounded so out of character that I askes him twice on separate days about it. What he said to do was push slightly it into the open seams ( you know, the ones the just cracked the paint) with your finger. Then wipe off the excess with a damp rag. Then sand and paint as usual. As the hull takes up, any excess caulk simply squeezes out and can be easily cut off with a razor blade. Because it is so soft it doesn't seem to harm the seam. Sounds like blasphemy (sp?) but works.
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