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3M 5200 Marine Adhesive Sealant Customer Questions and Answers

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I wanted to know if this can be used this on a vinyl liner in an in-ground pool?

Asked on 06/12/2014 by Diane Boulden

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Thanks Jim, I called 6 pool companies locally with no luck, so my husband and I have been searching online. We do need some luck.

Answered on 06/13/2014 by Diane Boulden
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Do not think this will work, 5200 needs rough service to stick to. John

Answered on 06/12/2014 by JOHN HEIDEREICH

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I can't imagine why it wouldn't work. However, it does take a bit to cure... at least a day or two before you apply any stress to the repair.

Answered on 06/17/2014 by LEE BAUERLEIN

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I doubt that it would be suitable for a pool liner. I too have a vinyl lined pool and most pool supply stores will probably have a better idea and/or product. Good luck.

Answered on 06/13/2014 by JIM LEVER

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I have not used mine yet. But from what I have read it should work ok.

Answered on 06/12/2014 by EARL JORDAN

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I didn't use it on a pool liner, but I would say it would work as long as it is dry and clean. I had some get on concrete and I put a rag on top so I wouldn't step on it. Forgot about it, and rag was stuck to the concrete. Takes awhile to dry completely.

Answered on 06/13/2014 by WALTER WESTHOFF

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Thanks for the feedback. Not sure what we will be using yet. LOL, about the rag on the concrete, it sounds like something I would do.

Answered on 06/14/2014 by Diane Boulden

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Thanks for the info John.

Answered on 06/12/2014 by Diane Boulden
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Will primer & gloss paint adhere to 5200 sealant ?

Asked on 04/03/2016 by Jim Ruffing

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Do not know. Did not paint.

Answered on 04/04/2016 by BILL ANDREWS
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I haven't tried it.

Answered on 04/03/2016 by JAMES CROMPTON

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Haven't painted this batch, but in general it's paintable. Make sure it's well cured before you paint.

Answered on 04/03/2016 by Dave Lenowitz

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Yes, primer and paint will adhere, but when the 5200 expands and contract, e.g., when used on a wood boat, there may be some cracking, since the paint is not as flexible as the 5200. Keep seams tight and you won't have any trouble. Also, don't use 5200 as a repair filler, or for fairing for the same reason.

Answered on 04/03/2016 by TED DYSART

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Yes

Answered on 04/03/2016 by ERIC STEMA

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I have decided to remove all the 5200 between the seams of my Lyman wood (13ft.)boat.) Last summer I turned the boat upside down (bow up) & experienced pain't peeling from the area where 5200 was applied. I asked a paint expert at a paint retail store (owner) & he said 5200 is a rubber based sealant which will expand & contract when exposed to hot & cold climates. I have decided to use the "West System " resin & harder mixture to fill the seams. Hopefully paint will adhere to this application after sanding.

Answered on 04/04/2016 by Jim Ruffing

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Yes. Product literature states 5200 is paintable

Answered on 04/03/2016 by STAN COLOFF
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Can you use this product on plastic fuel tanks?

Asked on 10/28/2015 by David Grice

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I do not think so. I have not tried that.

Answered on 10/28/2015 by CLIFF SNOW
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Thank you Rick for the information. I will give it a try. David

Answered on 10/28/2015 by David Grice

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Not a permanent fix. West System GFlex would be a better solution.

Answered on 10/28/2015 by Rick White

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I agree that would not be a good application the fuel I think would dissolve 5200 in the long run.

Answered on 12/01/2015 by RICK ECCLES

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Lloyd P

Answered on 12/06/2015 by LLOYD PLUMB

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I believe you could. I used it with various plastics.

Answered on 12/06/2015 by LLOYD PLUMB

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Thank you Cliff. David

Answered on 10/28/2015 by David Grice
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Will this product work on the bottom of an aluminum boat to seal rivets and a small hole?

Asked on 02/25/2012 by Mike L

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Yes and 3m has done many test using 5200 on aluminum Sand the area with 150 to 220 grit paper as to give a better surface for it to grip to

Answered on 05/15/2012 by allan carter
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Mike, I've used 3M 5200 to seal screws in a wood boat, and for the price of a small tube I'd bet it would seal rivets on aluminium (the stuff is a combination of rubber and glue - where-ever you put it - it stays fargin awesome stuff). As for a small hole, it would have to be a verrry small hole (pin hole size) and even then I'd look for filler (like drilling out the hole slightly larger and rivetting it with a patch (and 5200).

Answered on 02/28/2012 by STEVEN OSTROM

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Read product label for compatibilty with aluminum, but I have used 5200 for many years in many applications and found it to create a superior permanent flexible bond. Clean and prep any surface well and give it time to fully cure and you will have an excellent bond. I only use this stuff to seal things that I do not intend to ever take apart.

Answered on 02/29/2012 by ROBERT CUMBEE

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Oh, . . and it's REALLY sticky! Plan ahead, work carefully,and clean up as you go.

Answered on 02/27/2012 by ROBERT FEWKES

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If the surfaces are clean, free of grease, oils, and loose material, it will seal well. The 5200 has some elasticity, but if the joint is mechanicaly solid, so the joint can't "work", the seal will last a ling time.

Answered on 02/27/2012 by ROBERT FEWKES

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I think so. IT does dry/set up slowly andremains sticky during this time

Answered on 02/28/2012 by STEVEN RINGER

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5200 is advertised for adhesion to wood and fiberglass by chemically reacting to moisture in the base to which it is applied. It is not advertised for use on aluminum.

Answered on 02/27/2012 by TIMOTHY M. COTTENGIM
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Can I use this product to place a transducer to bottom of boat? Will it cure clear or remain white?

Asked on 07/01/2015 by James Smith

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Clean both surfaces lac thiner. IT will remaine white-yes it will hold

Answered on 07/08/2015 by RICHARD PIETRANTOZZI
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It will remain white. Good product

Answered on 07/02/2015 by KEVIN FRENCH

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Yes, you can use to adhere a transducer to your hull. If it's the white 5200, it will cure to a white color.

Answered on 08/03/2015 by Tim Pierce

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You can use it on any underwater through hull and will not change color over time. It will also work as an adhesive if the surface your mounting is clean and abraded slightly. It does take a long time to cure

Answered on 07/02/2015 by JAMES ROTHROCK

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I have used it to seal a transducer on the bottom of my boat. White stays white, black stays black. Best sealant for underwater use. Getting your transducer off 10 years later may be a challenge though!

Answered on 07/01/2015 by JOHN BUBNOWSKI

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Don't think its the best choice. It never really hardens (as hard as an epoxy). It's a good sealant because its somewhat pliable and you can later remove it (such as pulling up a track on the deck. Remains white

Answered on 07/01/2015 by LEO BARRON
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I will apply this dry, but it will then live underwater. Will it hold up when permanently submersed?

Asked on 04/06/2015 by Undisclosed

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Mine has been on a year with no issue so far in fresh water. Do a good prep job and you should have no problems.

Answered on 04/06/2015 by MICHAEL BARBERA
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yes

Answered on 04/06/2015 by HERB DELOACH

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It has held up well for us. I have used it on an old wooden fishing boat and the only issue is the wood in the boat drying and swelling. The sealant has kept its form and place.

Answered on 04/06/2015 by DONALD JOY

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Yes, we use this on our dredge hoses in the Bering Sea Alaska and it holds up well. The best is the slow cure that takes about five days to cure. Much stronger.

Answered on 04/06/2015 by STEPHEN PHILLIPS

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Yes, as long as you let it fully cure first. I would wait at least 48 hours.

Answered on 04/06/2015 by KURT LENTS

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It works great under water once fully dried. I bedded my bottom of my boat with it.

Answered on 04/06/2015 by THOMAS DROZD
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Are the single tubes really just 1 oz?

Asked on 03/26/2015 by Mark Reynolds

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The single tubes a 10.1oz not 1 oz.

Answered on 03/27/2015 by WAYNE DICKHAUT
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10 oz I believe....fit a normal caulking gun....mine did anyway.

Answered on 03/26/2015 by Kevin McMahon

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The tubes I bought were sized for a standard size caulking gun. I don't have a tube left, but approximately 10 oz NOT 1.0

Answered on 03/26/2015 by TED SHATTUCK

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no

Answered on 03/26/2015 by JAMES ALTOUNIAN

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Mark R asked: Are the single tubes really just 1 oz? Mark, Looks to me like the part number 3M-05206 is only 1 oz; however there are larger sizes available. For instance 3M-06500 is a 10 oz. tube for use in a calking gun. Hope this helps.

Answered on 03/30/2015 by WILLIAM LOPP

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Thanks Wayne...just to point out that the ad on line states that it's a 1 oz tube. mr

Answered on 03/28/2015 by Mark Reynolds
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CAN I USE 3M SEALANT 5200 ON RV WINDOWS?

Asked on 06/26/2014 by Undisclosed

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I wouldnt set the windows in 5200....but i think it would be fine to seal them on the outside.

Answered on 06/26/2014 by JAMES CROMPTON
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I don't see why not.

Answered on 06/26/2014 by PAUL COOPER

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Hello, Just be careful because 5200 is not meant to be installed on pieces or parts that might have to be removed. Very strong excellent product. Last time I used it was to caulk the joint between the brick and cement on my house and it does a great job,flexes and lasts. Hope I helped. Burt

Answered on 06/26/2014 by BURT SHULMAN

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I use 5200 anywhere I need a serious long lasting caulk. Yes, I would use it on RV windows. Just remember the cure time is rather long...several days to fully cure. Water won't hurt it but you wouldn't want a bunch of insects or dirt messing up your job. Tip: place tube of caulk in hot (120 degree) water for 10 minutes before using. It will flow much easier!

Answered on 06/26/2014 by bruce beckner

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I would not use it for RV windows. I would use a silicon based caulking. I used the 5200 on my boat and was not happy with it as it shrunk.

Answered on 06/26/2014 by DAVID ARCHER

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No. Only EVER use 5200 for permanent areas. Your windows may leak again. If that happens you will need to tear the wall out of your RV to fix the window. Consider the materials that your sealant will bond to as well, lexan windows for example require a different formula than aluminium frames.

Answered on 06/26/2014 by JC MARTIN
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Will this produce work when applied under water by a diver?

Asked on 12/16/2013 by scott smith

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It might work to plug a small hole but I wouldn't try to seal a seam without it first getting dried and then the substrate scraped clean . Better to haul the boat and do it right...

Answered on 12/17/2013 by RUSS LEPISTO
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I contacted 3M. They said that 5200 must be applied to dry materials. They also stated that they do not make any adhesive/sealants which can be applied underwater.

Answered on 12/17/2013 by MICHAEL ABBENE

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I would not advise it and it sounds like you are using 5200 as a sealant.........it is not. It is a flexible, long term and very permanent adhesive.

Answered on 12/17/2013 by STEVE LUSARDI

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I sent an e-mail to 3M about your question. I've never heard of it being applied underwater. You can contact 3M at the number below and ask the company directly. I also asked if they had a product acceptable for U/W application. 1-888-3M HELPS (1-888-364-3577) Our hours of operation: Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Central Time

Answered on 12/17/2013 by MICHAEL ABBENE

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Actually it is to attach underwater lights to a concrete house boat float.

Answered on 12/17/2013 by scott smith

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I do not know, my guess is no, since I think it needs air to cure.

Answered on 12/16/2013 by MARK GINSBERG
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Will this adhere to gelcoat?

Asked on 04/04/2013 by Undisclosed

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it will adhere to about anything.. make sure the surface is clean first

Answered on 04/05/2013 by JAMES CROMPTON
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I use it on my hull which is wood Excellent results

Answered on 04/05/2013 by RICHARD GUANDALINI

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Yes quite well

Answered on 04/04/2013 by KELLY GRECO

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Yes.

Answered on 04/04/2013 by ROBERT ENGELHARDT

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Asolutely! We use it to seal intake grates and pump shoes to the hulls of our waverunners. Keep in mind it is very difficult to remove if need be.

Answered on 04/04/2013 by KURT LENTS

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Yes, be sure to clean and rough up (200-400 grit sandpaper) the gelcoat first.

Answered on 04/06/2013 by ALL BRIGGS
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