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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:49 pm 
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With a lot of help from forumites here, we just bought a 1981 Hobie 16 in (relatively) good condition. However, basically ALL of the boat is original - rigging, etc.

The previous original owner abundantly coated most of the mast, as well as the thru-hull fittings, with a greyish sealant, that is now ugly and rubbery. The Hobie dealer recommended removing this with acetone and a putty knife, and then re-sealing with clear 3M 5200. Thoughts or suggestions?

Thanks for all your help!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:44 am 
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5200 is a permanent sealant/adhesive. I would not use it on any parts you plan to or may have to remove in the future.

Just use a quality marine silicone caulk and you will be fine.

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