View Full Version : repair leaks in aluminum canoe
05-09-2008, 03:35 PM
I have a few small leaks in my canoe, mostly at rivets and seams, i'm looking for information on how to repair these leaks, not looking for anything like roofing tar or any garbage like that I want something that looks clean and can be painted.
thanks for any tips or advice
you can also reseat the rivets or replace them.....also you can get some liquid aluminum that works pretty good...
05-09-2008, 10:37 PM
thought about doing the rivets again but was hoping to not have to. where would i find liquid aluminum? and i'll try calig christies or something about the rv stuff
05-10-2008, 12:23 PM
right, I forgot about him, thats a little closer...thanks
Go to CTC and buy BJ weld works great,comes in a tube
05-18-2008, 05:33 PM
lIQUID ALLUMINUM IS TERRIBLE....MARINE GOOP WORKS BEST...TRUST ME...I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY CANOE.....IT WORKS AWESOME...CANADIAN TIRE
05-20-2008, 12:45 PM
Duck tape works great.
05-22-2008, 09:45 PM
i would need far too much JB Weld to be worth it, marine goop is not paintable and duct tape is trashy
05-23-2008, 07:51 PM
culking, I think thats what we used on our titanic.
05-25-2008, 08:56 PM
i've tried 2 types of caulking already but they are too soft and wont last long
05-28-2008, 10:29 AM
the best product is StormKing R.V. Heat Reflector (silver colored waterproofing)
Works great, brushes on, hardens within hours, lasts for years.
I bought mine at Johnson's RV (best price)
05-30-2008, 08:32 PM
i havent bought it yet no, i've been gettign different conflicting info on it, does it remain flexible? cause my canoe is very thin aluminum and flexes alot, every tiny wave that hits it you can see the aluminum move with it
06-01-2008, 09:41 AM
ever see the thick/thinnest of a sportspal canoe. Flexes a lot. Be sure to brush on thinly... both sides if needed.. paint over if needed.
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