Sealant advice please

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  1. Wirralian

    Wirralian Read Only Funster

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    Hi,
    I need some advice about what sealant to use on the external joints above the cab as the existing sealant is beginning to come away.
    My question is:- do I require a specific type or will a good silicone sealant be enough?

    Thanks
    Ian
     

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  2. Terry

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    Hi you need Cara-seal or Tiger seal :thumb: for that :thumb:Silicon is no good :Eeek: and will not accept paint :thumb: The other 2 you will be able to paint over or if you get white and are good with masking tape you will not need to paint :thumb: It looks like it is only the paint cracking in your pic :thumb:
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    Sikaflex 512 is regarded as the best. About £10 a tube delivered from fleabay.
     
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    I avoided saying Sikaflex because it does not stick to plastic very well :Eeek: lets go after a few months :Eeek:Try it on plastic to plastic :Wink:Although for most applications it cannot be beaten :thumb:
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    just had mine done yesterday by one of the lads from factory have the tube of sealer in front of me and it is made by simson ref number is ...... ( isr 70-03 ) proper stuff
     
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    A previous owner has used silicone :Doh:(looks more like grotty chewing gum close up:Sad:) which is another reason I want to renew it.

    Thanks again:thumb:
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    Thanks, I'll search that one out.:thumb:
     
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    Be careful buyin Sikaflex off Fleabay I bought some last year an it was out of date and I couldn`t use it:Angry::Angry::Angry:
     
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    Sikaflex EBT 3in 1 internal and external.
    Black grey white.
    £7.49 from screwfix
     
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    For information only in case you decide to go that way.

    Someone stated some months ago that they had their whole mh done professionally and it cost almost £250 but with guarantee of course. Might be of help when working out cost of the sealant and the small area to pay and have it done.
     
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    Thanks, I had thought about that, but for the amount that I need to do it will take 2 tubes at most. £25 maximum :thumb:. So, for an old scrooge like me - no contest :BigGrin:
     
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