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DOW 795 = What...?

Seems the recommended sealant for vinyl ports is Dow 795 which is a silicone "builders" sealant...

Must be a regional thing but I can't find Dow products around here anywhere...including builder supply, lumber yards as well as home supply and hdrw stores...

So does anyone know what an equivalent is in a "DAP" product or "GE" or "Red Devil"...?

There are only so many ways to mix a silicone "builders" caulk/sealant, so something must be compareable...

I'm thinking a preimum vinyl siding/trim caulk as opposed to a bath and sink caulk...??

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Re: DOW 795 = What...?

There's a GE product that has similar properties, I believe, but AFAIK none of the mainstream home building supplies or marine chandleries carry DC products.

I got mine from a local Cladding and Insulation wholesaler, but I hear they've discontinued the DC line. SNer Paul in Victoria bought the GE replacement product there a few months back, hopefully he'll have some input.

jrd22 also found a 795 source in Seattle.. so it's out there but you have to do some digging. The Dow Corning web site will point you to local distributors.. whether you'll be able to buy from a wholesaler is another matter...

http://www.dowcorning.com/applicatio...USA&language=E

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I puchased several tubes from Hagemeyer North America - HomeMain recently
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Re: DOW 795 = What...?

there is no equivalent....you can get it at almost any commercial glass shop...not auto glass...but those that do big store/building windows.

Check the use by date as it has issues if used AFTER that date...it does take a while to set up, does come in colors, so pick the one you like..hunter used black, I have seen other boats redone with white and clear...

It is one of several DOW mechanical glass sealants, and works....anything else is not worth wasting your time or money on as regards hunter windows and ports
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And I get next day delivery from them too..!!

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Jeez... I thought that this thread was about the stock market taking a major hit....
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