Teak and other woods used on boats often need sealing along their seams to prevent water entry. However, sealing them properly has often required products with a lengthy application period or cure time. A new sealant cures quickly when exposed to moisture to form a firm, rubbery and watertight seal.
3M Marine Teak/Wood Seam Sealant wont shrink, dry out or crack from the stresses caused by normal joint movement. This tough, one-part polyurethane cures in only 24 hours and is tack-free in 1-2 hours.
The sealant provides excellent chemical, humidity, UV and saltwater resistance. Its easy to work with, sands easily and can be applied using a pneumatic or hand caulking gun.
While geared for teak, the sealant also is superb for mahogany, oak, maple, birch and fiberglass gelcoat. It can be applied at temperatures between 40 degrees Fahrenheit to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Teak should be coated with 3M marine Teak Primer before the sealant is used.
Suggested retail price for a 1/10 gallon cartridge of 3M marine Teak/Wood Seam sealant is $15.75.
From 3M Marine, 3M Center Bldg. 223-6S-06, St. Paul, MN 55144.
About Sailing Breezes Magazine
Please send us your comments!!
All contents are copyright (c) 1998 by Northern Breezes, Inc. All information contained within is deemed reliable but carries no guarantees. Reproduction of any part or whole of this publication in any form by mechanical or electronic means, including information retrieval is prohibited except by consent of the publisher.