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Glazing lexan and painting aluminum

Looking for recommendations for the proper material to glaze lexan into a teak deck hatch. Also, while I'm at it....can anyone recommend a spray enamel that is tough enough to handle the marine environment??
I am in the process of refinishing an aluminum windlass body.

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They have a spray epoxy enamel that is used for appliance paint that would probably work quite well for you. They've used it down on some of the boats at my marina. I don't know what it is called though.

The teak is going to be the problem... Teak is an oily wood that many sealants have trouble bonding to. I would try one of the butyl rubber based gasket tapes that are commonly used in the auto industry rather than a marine sealant. The only sealant that seems to work well with teak, other than 5200, are the polysulfide-based ones, and polysulfide will attack the lexan IIRC. Try something like this.
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SD - Thanks for the Hart Supply link. Not to far out of the way for me. They should have exactly what I need.

I'll check out some appliance places by me and let you know what I find....

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The guys over at Hart are pretty good eggs... I think that stuff will work pretty well, but you should check with the guys there. BTW, where are you sailing out of/located. I'm down in Fairhaven, on the Acushnet river...
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I will definitely check with them to get their input. I sail out of Salem harbor but I travel back and forth to the Cape quite a bit so Hingham is an easy stop.

Is the Acushnet where the USS Massachusetts is?
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Nope, you're thinking of Battleship Cove, which is in Fall River.

If you need some assistance drop me a PM, since I live/work up in the Boston area, so you're probably not too far from me.
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Great...I appreciate that.

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