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Old 14-04-2020, 17:56   #1
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Tec7 Trans Clear Sealant

https://tec7.ie/product/trans7-clear-sealant/

Does anyone know what the US equivalent of this German product would be? I saw a YouTube video where he was using it to seal gaskets for his portlights. However it isn't available through the usual channels (Amazon, Defender, West Marine, etc)...
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Old 14-04-2020, 18:56   #2
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https://tec7.ie/product/trans7-clear-sealant/

Does anyone know what the US equivalent of this German product would be? I saw a YouTube video where he was using it to seal gaskets for his portlights. However it isn't available through the usual channels (Amazon, Defender, West Marine, etc)...
I know it is from EUROPE and therefor somehow magical. But, it is just silicone...
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Old 15-04-2020, 05:30   #3
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I know it is from EUROPE and therefor somehow magical. But, it is just silicone...

Ok. After reading "Trans 7 replaces: mounting, wood and P.U. adhesive, silicone sealants, sanitary silicone sealants, acrylic sealants, butyl rubber sealants. Now just one product instead of seven." on the product page, I was wondering if it was something else the Germans had invented...
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Re: Tec7 Trans Clear Sealant

https://www.bindingsource.com/3m-tra...e-12-case.html


I wonder if this is the 3M equivalent...
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Old 15-04-2020, 08:33   #5
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Re: Tec7 Trans Clear Sealant

I started using butyl tape a couple of years ago and have had good luck with it. It has also been recommended to use poly sulfide as a sealant and adhesive. Iíve tried tried both and they seem to work well. Butyl tape Iíve found to be easier to work with but it all depends on what the application is.
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Re: Tec7 Trans Clear Sealant

I used transtec 7 on my portlights a year ago. All leaks were stopped, but now i can not remove the portlight(s). Solid as rocks. My recommendation: butyl.
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Re: Tec7 Trans Clear Sealant

If they are not leaking why remove them? I’m confused...
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If they are not leaking why remove them? Iím confused...
I wanted to remove one portlight for routine maintenance, unrelated to a leak. I could not remove it. Butyl is great in that it seals very well, but remains soft/pliable so can easily be removed if necessary. The same logic applies to other deck fittings that you may want to remove one day (deck cleats, clutches, chainplates, etc.).
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Re: Tec7 Trans Clear Sealant

BUTYL for sure.
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Does anyone know what the US equivalent of this German product would be? .
Tec7 is made by the Belgian company Novatech and well known by professionals in Europe.

They improved many existing products.
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