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Product Details

Dolfinite is a flexible, semi paste bedding compound. Its slow oxidizing waterproof formula makes it ideal for bedding in joints in keels, stem, sternpot, transom, battens and other hull components. Use it to bed deck fittings, moldings, and trim around deck houses.

Use Dolfinite on wood, metal, or fiberglass wherever waterproof seals are required. It can applied by hand, pressure gun, or putty knife. Thinning is not normally required. Once the compound has firmly skinned over, you can even paint over it.

It can also be used as a double planking compound in the construction of double planked hulls where canvas is not used. Apply a liberal coat with a serrated trowel on the inner layer before laying up the outer planking.

Reviews for Dolfinite Bedding Compound

10 of 12 Reviews

May 13, 2021

I have used this product since 1971
By Steve from Brewer, Maine

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The can was badly dented, but the compound didn't leak out of it.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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September 11, 2020

Classic Product and Still the Best
By Osprey Boatworks from Jackscove, MD

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used to bed hardware and pieces in wooden boat - and hardware ( safety railings,l bench angle brackets, grab bars ) to floating dock

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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July 12, 2020

I would buy this product again
By Chaz from Dudley Ma

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I would like to see this product available in a caulking tube


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September 7, 2019

This is now my new go to product...
By Chuck from Silver Plume

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Refinished the bowsprit and pulpit this summer (two weeks of work that I don't want to do again) and decided to use Dolfinite bedding compound, after consulting with JD customer service... I used a putty knife to apply, which was super easy! I was a little worried about the clean up, after reading some of the reviews, but a little mineral spirits and a couple rolls of paper towels did the trick! I used the natural color, which transitions from the teak much better than the previous white butyl rubber.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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September 8, 2018

GREAT PRODUCT
By 1761 steve from Salem, NH

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Bought this because the rudder that I was refinishing had the bolts bedded in this and it was easy to remove because it was still soft. after I don't know how many years.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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May 27, 2018

used to bed cockpit seats
By G from Lake Hopatcong NJ

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I used this bedding compound to bed teak cockpit seats. It was easy to use.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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July 17, 2016

Great stuff
By Jim from Rochester, NY

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Somewhat messy for setting smaller parts on boat, but cleans up fairly easily.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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September 6, 2014

Works As Advertised
By Extinguisher of Small Fires from Orleans, Ma.

Material stays flexible and waterproof but can leave stains that are difficult to remove from areas it is spilled on or squeezes out to. Taping adjacent areas is essential to a good clean job that leaves the sealing compound only where you want it - under the deck hardware you are bedding. If you are tired of deck hardware that wicks or traps moisture under it, causing the usual rot and freeze crack headaches, this is the stuff to use. But be sure to keep plenty of acetone and paper towels on hand for cleanup - it's very sticky and messy.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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August 12, 2014

Keeps water out, paintable too!
By Roger Kugler from Bloomington, IN

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I use this to bed stem bands and keels on wood canvas canoes. It is messy, and sticky, but that's a good thing for a bedding compound. I dip screws in it to seal the threads from water intrusion. Easily faired with a putty knife or your finger. Great stuff, last for years, never seems to get hard and crumple. Can be painted in a few hours after it skins over.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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May 26, 2014

The best bedding compound.
By BRUCER from PITMAN, NJ

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This is far better than adhesive caulks if you may want to remove something later.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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