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Adhesive for leaky jon boat rivets?


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#1 Dean

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Posted April 03 2010 - 08:13 PM

Hey guys. I've got an older 12' sears riveted jon boat i want to bring back to life and it has some leaks around were the rivets are. I was curious of what the best adhesive is to use, and where I can get some. I want good stuff, so this will last a while.
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Posted April 04 2010 - 03:35 PM

If it's leaking around the rivets, try tightening them up.  Use a heavy hammer to back up one side, then use a smaller hammer on the other side of the rivet.

This will tighten them.  Go easy until you get a feel for it.  To seal them, clean the area around them and use Gluvit, or 3M 5200 marine adhesive and sealant. 

Either one will give you a strong, waterproof seal.  The 5200 is flexible, more like a silicone.  Gluvit is an epoxy, which has some flexibility, but not as much as the 5200.

Wear protective gloves, such as latex or pvc.  It can be a messy process, especially with the 3M 5200.  I swear that at times it seems like the stuff is alive.
Regards, Tom

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Posted April 04 2010 - 03:42 PM

3M 5200 is the best

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Posted April 04 2010 - 03:55 PM

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Posted April 04 2010 - 04:20 PM

5200 is the way to go.  Spend the extra couple of bucks and get the tube in the red packaging.  It's the fast cure.  It does cure fast.  Don't get that stuff on your hands, it is a major PIA to get it off if it gets even a little tacky on skin....I know from experience....
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Posted April 04 2010 - 08:19 PM

I have used Gluvit before and it worked great!

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Posted April 05 2010 - 04:10 PM

If it's leaking around the rivets, try tightening them up. Use a heavy hammer to back up one side, then use a smaller hammer on the other side of the rivet.

This will tighten them. Go easy until you get a feel for it. To seal them, clean the area around them and use Gluvit, or 3M 5200 marine adhesive and sealant.

Either one will give you a strong, waterproof seal. The 5200 is flexible, more like a silicone. Gluvit is an epoxy, which has some flexibility, but not as much as the 5200.

Wear protective gloves, such as latex or pvc. It can be a messy process, especially with the 3M 5200. I swear that at times it seems like the stuff is alive.

Is 3M 5200 sold in stores, or do I have to order it online?
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Posted April 05 2010 - 04:23 PM

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Posted April 05 2010 - 04:55 PM

Jb weld works great for a month or two.It quickly cracks from flexing and from temperature change then you got to sand it clean it and apply again. Major PITA. I have been looking for something better.Thanks guys,I never heard of the other two products mentioned before. :o

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Posted April 05 2010 - 05:21 PM

Thanks for everything guys, just ordered some 3M 5200 from NAPA, will be in tomorrow.
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Posted April 05 2010 - 06:14 PM

5200 is great stuff, you'll be happy with it.  Like I said before, DO NOT get it on your hands.  The last tube I used cracked when I was rolling up the bottom.  Use one of the tube keys if you have one.  I had to soak the stuff on my hands in Acetone and scrub for a while to get it off.  I still have some stuck in my skin almost a week later.
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Posted April 05 2010 - 10:00 PM

If it's leaking around the rivets, try tightening them up. Use a heavy hammer to back up one side, then use a smaller hammer on the other side of the rivet.

This will tighten them. Go easy until you get a feel for it. To seal them, clean the area around them and use Gluvit, or 3M 5200 marine adhesive and sealant.

Either one will give you a strong, waterproof seal. The 5200 is flexible, more like a silicone. Gluvit is an epoxy, which has some flexibility, but not as much as the 5200.

Wear protective gloves, such as latex or pvc. It can be a messy process, especially with the 3M 5200. I swear that at times it seems like the stuff is alive.

Is 3M 5200 sold in stores, or do I have to order it online?


Home Depot carries it.  Some stores carry it in tubes like toothpaste.  Others carry it in cartridges that fit in caulking guns as well as the smaller tubes.  Don't know about Lowes, but think they are likely to carry it as well.

Any respectable marine supply or marine hardware store should carry it.
Regards, Tom

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Posted April 06 2010 - 09:43 AM

Has anyone on here seen the commercial with the company that sell's those aluminum welding rod's you use with a bernzomatic torch? That's just my 2 cent's worth which is what those "may" be worth ;D june bugman

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Posted May 09 2010 - 01:46 AM

even though the 5200 is great. the best thing to do is to re-buck the rivets as mentioned before then seal the bottom of the boat with an epoxy such as FASCO's Steelflex. Get on tinboats.net and youll see how much of a diference doin it right the first time pays off.
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Posted June 25 2010 - 02:43 PM

That 3M 5200 has held up strong..the boats been on the water alot since i was suggested it and used it. The stuff is great! Thanks to all those who suggested it!  8-)
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