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Old 20-01-2014, 07:49   #1
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help with leaky hatch

I have a small hatch that is leaking, and I've determined that the leak is not from the rubber seal but is from the actual hole the hatch sits in. I need to caulk it. But the hatch sits on a beveled area of the deck that is not entirely flat. What chemical would I use to clean it before caulking and what type of caulking should I use. Thanks for any help.
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Old 20-01-2014, 08:12   #2
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Re: help with leaky hatch

For hatch frames, plexis, deck hardware, and almost anything on deck i use butyl tape, i stop using 5200, sikas, 4200 etc.. long long time agooo, and so far the leaks are gone.

For cleaning old caulking i use a knife and a product called 3m glue remover something like that, acetone etc...
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Old 20-01-2014, 08:57   #3
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Re: help with leaky hatch

I like that idea, doesn't crack
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