I am preparing to seal up my cockpit
(fiberglass and teak) with Multi Caulk, but cannot seem to find much information on how to use it. I have a few questions in particular, hopefully someone here can answer them.
How deep of a bead will cure properly? There are some areas in corners which will require a considerable amount (1/2-3/4"). Would I be best off stacking several thinner applications?
It says skins in 1hr, cures in 2 days. It is currently the rainy season here in Florida
, can it get wet before full cure?
portion of the cockpit
is fairly new, about a year old. Do I need to scuff or dewax it?
The directions say teak
primer is generally not needed except new applications. The only new portions are some strips 1/4" think, lying atop a seam between fiberglass
and old teak
, as in the attatched image. These strips have been applied with 5200. Multi Caulk will be used to bead between the strip and other areas, black at the teak/teak seam, white at the teak/fiberglass seam. Does this small bit require priming? There are also some v-grooves in some other areas where I removed the old caulk and sanded them a bit. Should these be primed?
Sorry if these are stupid questions, I just want to make sure I do it right as I am sick of having a leaky cockpit.