silicon gasket

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tx river rat
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silicon gasket

Post by tx river rat » Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:37 pm

I decided to try laying a gasket and see how it works.
I sanded the lips just to rough them up

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Then took a tube of silicon and laid down a heavy bead

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Then I covered it with saran wrap

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then eased the hatch cover into place and put presure on it till it was the right level

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They turned out pretty good for the first try

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On the next one I will wrap the plastic on the hatch cover,should make it a lot easier.
I need to trim these up but am going to let them sit overnight.
Ron

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Re: silicon gasket

Post by Bemm 52 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:17 am

This is a bloody good idea..........post some updates when it sets please

cheers paul

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Re: silicon gasket

Post by preacher » Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:07 pm

Bemm 52 wrote:This is a bloody good idea..........post some updates when it sets please

cheers paul
Texans may come up with great ideas like this but it seems the Aussies have the best way to express congrats (besides the fact that they also come up with great ideas).

Bemm, If I may . . . I agree . . . Bloody good idea.

And that silicon also comes in other colors doesn't it, like black?

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Re: silicon gasket

Post by tx river rat » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:18 pm

Well the gaskets are going to be alright,the boat was sitting out with the hatch cover just sitting in place no straps and I got very little water in them after 24 hours of rain.
Ron

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