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Old 12-24-2008
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Dwayne, use butyl. You will have a much easier time removing and dealing with it. In my own experience it has not hardened in 30 years where the PO hadn't touched it. It remained flexible and well adhered. It can easily be cleaned up with a scraper and a rag wetted with acetone. Can't say the same for sikaflex. Butyl tape can be found at glass shops. Like most things your prep should take 80 to 90% of the time. Keep all pieces clean of all oil, dirt and water, and you will be well on your way to a dry bilge. There are plenty of posts outlining scenarios you may encounter as you refurbish your deck. Good luck.
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