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Best caulk to use to fill chine trim gap?

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Best caulk to use to fill chine trim gap?

Post by JacobErdey » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:27 pm

Alright, so i have everything from the water line down bedded in 5200. Good excess squeeze out between all bottom planks. But I stayed slightly conservative when bedding the chine trim, because at the bow the chine trim runs up into the stained/varnished area above the water line and I didn't want that purple line to show. So I am using a wood filler where i need to sand and stain. But what is the best caulking to use where my fitting got a little loose between the planks and chine trim? Can I just use regular paintable waterproof caulk? Any input is greatly appreciated
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Re: Best caulk to use to fill chine trim gap?

Post by jfrprops » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:46 pm

I say Boatlife, white.... (lifecaulk)

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Re: Best caulk to use to fill chine trim gap?

Post by Don Danenberg » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:01 pm

Yeah..., You're just better off letting "trim" stuff drain excess moisture.

No need to "seal" that, it could hold in moisture?

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Re: Best caulk to use to fill chine trim gap?

Post by JacobErdey » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:09 am

Good point. I'll let the small gaps drain and dry. Anyone know about how much Pettit 1959 Copper Bronze I need to finish the bottom of an 18' Utility? One quart? Two Quarts? Not trying to be too up tight, but also don't need $70 quart-sized paper weights laying around the shed either :lol:
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Re: Best caulk to use to fill chine trim gap?

Post by jfrprops » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:11 pm

I fear that paint requirement will fall between one and two quarts. Got one of those paperweights.

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Re: Best caulk to use to fill chine trim gap?

Post by Bilge Rat » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:16 am

Me too, once that can is open it's useful life isn't very long. You could try putting it in a new can and sealing it tight but it will eventually become a copper paperweight.
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