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Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Stonington, CT
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Re: Proper adhesive/sealer for Lexan
I had redone my hatch with 5200 last year, it leaks after just one season, when I step on the lexan, I can see where it is no longer bonding to the lexan.
Definetly will be redoing the hatch in the spring and trying out the 795.
Though the experience wasn't a total loss, I did manage to learn how to handle a lot of goopy stuff and not get it all over the place.
Essentially, I taped up the lexan everywhere the 'glue wasn't supposed to be and taped up the alluminum frame ....everywhere the "glue " wasn't supposed to bond to.
Put a lot of goop on the frame, pushed the glass down, clean all the stuff that oozed out on top, went down below and cleaned up all the stuuf down there, waited maybe an hour or so and started peeling of the tape below, first the frame, then the glass.
Came out clean, looks professional, but using the wrong stuff, it leaks now.
Still, it was good all season the lexan I can save, the frame I'll clean and do it all again in the spring.