Sealant advice please

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by Wirralian, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. Wirralian

    Wirralian Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2011
    Messages:
    16
    Location:
    New Brighton, Wirral
    Ratings:
    +14
    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
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Terry

    Terry Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    10,859
    Location:
    South yorks
    Ratings:
    +6,952
    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:
    terry
     
  3. andyman

    andyman Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2007
    Messages:
    1,194
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    Ratings:
    +621
    Sikaflex 512 is regarded as the best. About £10 a tube delivered from fleabay.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  4. Terry

    Terry Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    10,859
    Location:
    South yorks
    Ratings:
    +6,952
    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 :winky:Although for most applications it cannot be beaten :thumb:
    terry
     
  5. dennismartin

    dennismartin Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Messages:
    135
    Location:
    hull
    Ratings:
    +19
    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
     
  6. Wirralian

    Wirralian Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2011
    Messages:
    16
    Location:
    New Brighton, Wirral
    Ratings:
    +14
    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:
    Ian
     
  7. Wirralian

    Wirralian Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2011
    Messages:
    16
    Location:
    New Brighton, Wirral
    Ratings:
    +14

    Thanks, I'll search that one out.:thumb:
     
  8. BriantheSnail

    BriantheSnail Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Messages:
    90
    Location:
    Saddleworth
    Ratings:
    +11
    Geocel The Works,
     
  9. wasp

    wasp Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2008
    Messages:
    2,760
    Location:
    Mansfield
    Ratings:
    +1,168
    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:
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  10. Ralph-n-Bev

    Ralph-n-Bev Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    6,221
    Location:
    Wrenthorpe, Wakefield.
    Ratings:
    +11,100
    Sikaflex EBT 3in 1 internal and external.
    Black grey white.
    £7.49 from screwfix
     
  11. movan

    movan Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    Messages:
    15,028
    Location:
    Moving around
    Ratings:
    +40,252
    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.
     
  12. Wirralian

    Wirralian Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2011
    Messages:
    16
    Location:
    New Brighton, Wirral
    Ratings:
    +14
    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 ::bigsmile:
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
Loading...

Share This Page