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Boatlife Sealant Chart


Choose the Right Sealant for Each Job

Key
E  Excellent G  Good
S  Satisfactory NR  Not recommended for this Application


Sealant Chart
  Life Calk Life Seal Silicone Rubber Life Calk 2-Part Teak Deck Sealant Polyurethanes
non-Boatlife
Metal to Wood E G S G G G
Metal to Fiberglass E E G G E G
Wood to Fiberglass E G S G G G
Wood to Wood E G S E E S
Deck Seams
(Teak, Other Woods)
E NR NR E E NR
Underwater Wooden
Hull Seams
E NR NR E NR S
Deck to Hull Joints E E G E E E
Thru-Hull Fittings-Fiberglass Boat E E G E G E
Thru-Hull Fittings-Wooden Boat E S S E S E
Glass to Metal (windshield) E E E G E G
Glass to Fiberglass E E G G E G
Glass to Wood E E S G G G
Glass to Vinyl NR E E G S S
  Life Calk Life Seal Silicone Rubber Life Calk 2-Part Teak Deck Sealant Polyurethanes
non-Boatlife
ABS to Fiberglass NR E E NR S NR
ABS to Wood NR E S NR E NR
Lexan to Fiberglass NR E E NR S NR
Lexan to Wood NR E S NR E NR
Plastic Hardware to Fiberglass NR E G NR G NR
Plastic Hardware to Wood NR E S NR S NR
Electrical Insulation G E E G E S
Rubrails to Fiberglass G E S NR S NR
Rubrails to Wood E G S E S NR
Product Attributes
  Life Calk Life Seal Silicone Rubber Life Calk 2-Part Teak Deck Sealant Polyurethanes
non-Boatlife
Sandability E NR NR E E S
Paintability E NR NR E NR G
Chemical Resistance E S S E E S
Gluing/Adhesion G S S E G E
Cure Rate* * Fast Fast Fast Fast Varies
by product
Approximate Shelf Life (Yrs) 2 2 2 1 1/2

*Note: Curing times subject to atmospheric conditions




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