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  1. 733SubDucker

    733SubDucker Elite Refuge Member

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    I'm looking at the Gluvit product for sealing seams and rivets on an old aluminum boat. I'm wondering if it is paintable. Does anyone have experience with this?

    Thanks
     
  2. saltynut

    saltynut Senior Refuge Member

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    It's paintable and does a terrific job sealing rivets. I put it on a 60's duracraft that stays in the water almost year round over 10 years ago and it is still dry. I did tighten all the loose rivets before I applied it though.
     
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    733SubDucker Elite Refuge Member

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    The one I'm doing is a '60's Starcraft. I'll check for loose rivets first.

    How much did you use?
     
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    saltynut Senior Refuge Member

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    2 qaurts put a nice thick coat on a 17' jon boat.
     
  5. rtjrex & MollyAnn

    rtjrex & MollyAnn Elite Refuge Member

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    The only thing about it, Its NOT a quart of stuff in the quart can. Its 1.5 pounds or something like that. I kind of felt foolish calling Gluvit to complain about my quart being short when they said that the contents was by weight, not volume...

    I should have read the label 1st.

    The darn stuff works!!

    Rex & MollyAnn.........
     
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    dirkmc3 Senior Refuge Member

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    Isn't inexpensive is it?? lol

    Is this an exterior application or can it be used on the inside along the ribs and allowed to "flow" Also...is a meticulous surface preparation needed as if painting or is it more forgiving?

    As long as I have the floor out of my project boat and was thinking about some type of sealer along the ribs just to 'make sure'. Are there any alternatives that don't hit the wallet as hard?
     
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    drahthaarducker Elite Refuge Member

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    It's great stuff. Just rough it up a little with sandpaper prior to painting.
     
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    733SubDucker Elite Refuge Member

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    My plan is to wirewheel and sand the exterior, then clean with acetone to prep. I figure that should work?
     
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    sho_freak11 Elite Refuge Member

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    just did it on my boat last summer. seals everything great, easy to put on. sanding/acetone should be suffice for it to stick good. 4 lbs was MORE than enough to do my 1648, and yes, just buzz over it with an orbital sander after cure and it paints up real nice
     
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    how does it work in a bit of ice??
     

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