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UHMW as winch pad...other applications?
I have a teak winch pad that is pretty beat. I started to wonder: how about replacing it with white UHMW?
I have made a couple of small custom pieces for the boat out of UHMW, but none in a deck application where I should be concerned about leaks.
So my question is: Since nothing wants to stick to UHMW, will it be likely to keep a good seal if used in an application like a winch pad? Folks seal up polycarbonate port lights with good success, but polycarb doesn't have the "no-stick" rep of UHMW.
I even wondered: would it make more sense to roughen up mating surface of UHMW with a wire brush to create a not-so-smooth surface that would perhaps hold polyurethan caulk better?