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Old 05-04-2012, 20:14   #1
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Alternative for SCS2000 SilPruf??

Hello Chemical specialists...

Island Packet recommends to reseal the chainplates (they are going trough wooden rub rails into the hull) with Silpruf SCS 2000. Since I'm in the Caribbean its difficult to get that stuff.

Has anyone a idea what could be an alternative from a more common brand like Sikaflex or 3M with the similar "attitude" ?? Here is a link to SCS 2000:
http://www.siliconeforbuilding.com/p..._SilPruf_P.pdf

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Re: Alternative for SCS2000 SilPruf??

It is hard to find. I used to buy it directly from the IP factory. If you have an address to use in the Caribbean, they can mail you a tube.
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Hello Chemical specialists...

Island Packet recommends to reseal the chainplates (they are going trough wooden rub rails into the hull) with Silpruf SCS 2000. Since I'm in the Caribbean its difficult to get that stuff.

Has anyone a idea what could be an alternative from a more common brand like Sikaflex or 3M with the similar "attitude" ?? Here is a link to SCS 2000:
http://www.siliconeforbuilding.com/p..._SilPruf_P.pdf

Thanks everyone!
Looking at the data sheet it's a standard medium modulus silicone , neutral cure means no acetic acid given off . There is nothing particular about it .

I'd replace it with any one of the new improved silicone variants ( known as modified silicones) , these still tend to be trade marked. Failing that a good quality low or medium modulus silicone , acid cure or not it somewhat irrelevant on most boat materials.
Avoid high modulus ones of you want to
Take it apart again , medium modulus would contribute some adhesive strength to the joint

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