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 Post subject: 3M Marine Sealant
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 11:41 am 
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Fellow Kitesurfer in Mossel Bay [South Africa] needs 3M Marine Sealant 5200, Fast Cure. Can anyone help me with a contact where i can purchase this adhesive Please.
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Marius


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 Post subject: Re: 3M Marine Sealant
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 3:26 pm 
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Obviously you can google it ,so I assume you are looking for it in SA. That I cant help with, However, Sikaflex 291 will also work for the same applications. You may find it to be more available where you are located

I have used both in commercial fishing applications. They are very similar in their performance.


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 Post subject: Re: 3M Marine Sealant
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 3:46 pm 
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I have never used either caulk for a bladder repair. I just assumed it was for something else. U-stick valves are readily available via EBay.. They work well and are made for the job.

For marine applications I prefer Sikaflex over 5200, but trust both equally.


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 Post subject: Re: 3M Marine Sealant
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 4:10 pm 
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i just did a 14 valve restick on a 2004 kite I got for $50. Every valve worked perfectly. That's why I trust 3m 5200 fast cure. I would test sikaflex on a few valves before committing an entire kite.

You can't use ebay u-sticks on a kite where you need to do a complete restick not cost effective.


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 Post subject: Re: 3M Marine Sealant
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 5:55 pm 
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Hi Marius

You can contact 3M in Cape Town on 021 943-1400, they should be able to advise a local stockist.
Otherwise let me know what the problem is and perhaps we can sugest another solution to the problem. We stock self adhesive replacement valves plus other repair products.

Brian
021 557 0740 or 082 465 6696


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 Post subject: Re: 3M Marine Sealant
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 6:57 pm 
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edt wrote:
i just did a 14 valve restick on a 2004 kite I got for $50. Every valve worked perfectly. That's why I trust 3m 5200 fast cure. I would test sikaflex on a few valves before committing an entire kite.

You can't use ebay u-sticks on a kite where you need to do a complete restick not cost effective.




it is good to know that 5200 works and certainly a 14 valve restick would not be cost effective if using U-stick valves.

The OP had no info regarding the use for the caulking. A little context goes a long way


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 Post subject: Re: 3M Marine Sealant
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 3:04 pm 
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5200 can be used to glue kites together as well is my understanding. I have a buddy that creates some hideous hideous messes with it....but they fly.


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 Post subject: Re: 3M Marine Sealant
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 3:29 pm 
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dont use 5200 on canopy, if you are cheap like me, sew sew sew. Never never glue.

The only thing you should ever use 3m 5200 fast cure on is to restick a bunch of valves. On a single valve, a single stick on valve is easier and faster, on the canopy or leading edge get out your dacron and sewing needle, on the board use epoxy.

There are some kite repair aids that use glue and that is ok if you are on a vacation and buy a kit and have to get back on the water right away, but a needle & thread is cheaper and more reliable lasts longer and looks better.

I know they use 5200 in all kinds of stuff for marine applications but for us kiters, there's just one thing you want to use 5200 on, that's to restick your valves, which is plenty good enough reason to buy a $12 tube of it.

Oh, 5200 is alright for wetsuit repair. Not as good as stuff designed for it, but ok for patching a small hole.


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 Post subject: Re: 3M Marine Sealant
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:06 pm 
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Thanks Eric Taylor, I received my 3M Marine Sealant.
Really appreciate Your help and support, 20 000 miles away :)

Cheers


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