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Voyager
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Initially Posted - 04/28/2019 :  10:19:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is more than a philosophical question, it’s got consequences. I have (mis)used this stuff occasionally and have paid the price.
In this episode of Boatworks Today is a testament as to “why not?”
Break out the sledgehammers and the crowbars!
Oops! Gave it away

Bruce Ross
Passage ~ SR-FK ~ C25 #5032

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Response Posted - 04/28/2019 :  10:57:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Eastern Boats, builders of my current vessel, apparently used 5200 to bed the teak hand-rails on the cabin-top and hard-top. To refinish them, using every method I could think of, by the time I got them off, I had removed some patches of gelcoat as well. (Good thing nobody was recording it.)

At the local West Marine, I noticed some "convenient" little blister-packed tubes of 5200 by the checkout registers, and told the manager I believed they should be available by prescription only--not over the counter! ...and with warnings to use only as a permanent structural adhesive sealant (for example between a keel and a hull)!

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic, CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, ex-OUPV
Now on Eastern 27 Sarge (but still sailing when I can).

Passage, Mystic, and Sarge--click to enlarge.

Edited by - Stinkpotter on 04/28/2019 10:59:53
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Response Posted - 05/15/2019 :  17:41:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have an ancient boat brush that hooks up to the hose. Where the handle screws into the brush there’s a threaded hole. That part snapped some time ago and I repaired it somewhat then but it always broke apart.
I had some 5200 leftover in a small tube, so I put some all over the joint. I found that the material only semi-hardened. Now the brush is still quite useless but it has a big glob of 5200 on it.

Bruce Ross
Passage ~ SR-FK ~ C25 #5032

Port Captain — Milford, CT

Edited by - Voyager on 05/16/2019 04:04:51
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Stinkpotter
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Response Posted - 05/15/2019 :  18:19:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce! You bought 5200 for that?? Its persistent flexibility along with tenacious adhesion is what distinguishes it from epoxy, glue, etc. 5200 is not epoxy or glue. Each has its purposes.

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic, CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, ex-OUPV
Now on Eastern 27 Sarge (but still sailing when I can).

Passage, Mystic, and Sarge--click to enlarge.

Edited by - Stinkpotter on 05/15/2019 18:21:28
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Response Posted - 05/16/2019 :  04:00:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had part of a 4 oz tube left from another project so I figured before it dried up on its own I’d use it for something worthwhile. I figured “what could it hurt?”

Bruce Ross
Passage ~ SR-FK ~ C25 #5032

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Response Posted - 05/16/2019 :  06:08:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh. I see you edited the statement that you "got some 5200..." Anyway, back to the small tubes by the register--they need to be kept in the manager's office!

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic, CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, ex-OUPV
Now on Eastern 27 Sarge (but still sailing when I can).

Passage, Mystic, and Sarge--click to enlarge.
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