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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:21 am 
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Unfortunately our season is ending and I am putting my Wave away for winter. I need to re-attach one of the seat pads and plan to use a spray on contact cement. The hull access at the hull acces port under the seat the sealant has hardened and is falling out. I want to unscrew the plastic plate and reseal it before putting the seat pad back on.

What sealant should I use that is compatible with the palstic parts? Silicone based?

Is there any compatibilty concern regarding the use of contact cement?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:25 am 
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Contact cement is the prefered glue material. Clean both surfaces. Apply contact cement to both and let dry. Then place the seat pad and press into place.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:57 am 
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Are you saying that I should use contact cement as the gasketing material for the hull access port that is held in place by screws?

What is the purpose of this 4" diameter port located under the seat pad?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:45 pm 
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Sorry, Seat pads can be glued on with contact cement.

The small port under the seat is related to molding the hull (vent) and gives us access to the inside of the hull for attachment of the trampoline tracks. To seal this, use 3M 5200 or similar. You can add some counter sunk flat head screws (wood threads) around the lid to be sure it stays put. That is how we do it now.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:48 pm 
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Thank you.
I am good to go on this.
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 3:52 am 
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mmiller wrote:
To seal this, use 3M 5200 or similar. You can add some counter sunk flat head screws (wood threads) around the lid to be sure it stays put. That is how we do it now.


How about using a butyl tape? Since the cover is fastened with screws a strong adhesive (like 3M 5200) may not be needed.

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