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3m 101?

I just looked online for 3m 101 at both West Marine and Jamestown Distributors. I can't find it on either website. Has this stuff been discontinued or did I do a poor job looking for it?
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It has been discontinued AFAIK. I was given this information by Maine Sail, who I trust to be accurate on these matters.
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Bummer... I have been using it to bed all of my deck hardware. I liked the idea that it would flex with the part rather than adhere so strongly that it might stress the fiberglass beneath.

What do you think is a nice replacement... 4000 UV... 4200... BoatLife...?
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Yes, discontinued. Boat Life Life Calk is the closest you'll find in a marine brand, but still not quite 3M 101. I bought a bunch from Hamilton before it was all gone..
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Bummer... I have been using it to bed all of my deck hardware. I liked the idea that it would flex with the part rather than adhere so strongly that it might stress the fiberglass beneath.

What do you think is a nice replacement... 4000 UV... 4200... BoatLife...?
Sikaflex 295 UV or 201US are both low adhesion polyurethane products that I have had good success with. UV 4000 and 4200 are about 300 PSI adhesion and 201-US and 295-UV are between 160 - 175 PSI. 3M 101 was about 130 PSI..
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That pretty much leaves BoatLife LifeCalk. IIRC, it is the most similar product to 3M 101.

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Bummer... I have been using it to bed all of my deck hardware. I liked the idea that it would flex with the part rather than adhere so strongly that it might stress the fiberglass beneath.

What do you think is a nice replacement... 4000 UV... 4200... BoatLife...?
I see MS has beaten me to it.....
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Thanks for the info. Too bad they discontinued what seems to have been a popular product. Obviously not popular enough...
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WM in Racine, WI has five tubes left. If anyone's interested.
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Ace Hardware Outlet

...is listing some still in stock. I ordered some, but I have not yet received an email confirming shipment. I have my fingers crossed.

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