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    Default repair leaks in aluminum canoe

    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

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    Default Re: repair leaks in aluminum canoe

    you can also reseat the rivets or replace them.....also you can get some liquid aluminum that works pretty good...
    better to burnout,,,,than fade away

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    Default Re: repair leaks in aluminum canoe

    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
    thanks

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    Default Re: repair leaks in aluminum canoe

    right, I forgot about him, thats a little closer...thanks

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    Default Re: repair leaks in aluminum canoe

    Go to CTC and buy BJ weld works great,comes in a tube

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    lIQUID ALLUMINUM IS TERRIBLE....MARINE GOOP WORKS BEST...TRUST ME...I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY CANOE.....IT WORKS AWESOME...CANADIAN TIRE

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    Default Re: repair leaks in aluminum canoe

    Duck tape works great.
    If you wish to go quickly, go alone. If you wish to go far, go together.

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    Default Re: repair leaks in aluminum canoe

    i would need far too much JB Weld to be worth it, marine goop is not paintable and duct tape is trashy

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    Default Re: repair leaks in aluminum canoe

    culking, I think thats what we used on our titanic.

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    Default Re: repair leaks in aluminum canoe

    i've tried 2 types of caulking already but they are too soft and wont last long

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    Default Re: repair leaks in aluminum canoe

    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)

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    Default Re: repair leaks in aluminum canoe

    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

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    Default Re: repair leaks in aluminum canoe

    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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