sealing up fuel tank fittings

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by ducaes, May 23, 2005.

  1. ducaes
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    ducaes Junior Member

    hi guys, need your suggestion/view on this ..

    i'm buliding frp tank with vinylester resin..problem is that how should i go about sealing off the fuel bronze fiittings for the fuel line i.e. adding sealant for leak prevention..
    previously i use 3M 5200 but recently there been complain on the fuel line being clogged up by the disintegrate sealant..been told that 3M 5200 is not fuel/oil resistant..anyone out there can recommend any good sealant that can do the job?

    thanks in advance ..

    hudson
     

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  2. Arrowmarine
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    Arrowmarine Senior Member

    We used to use a really good product, but damned if I can remember what it was. I'll make a phone call tomorrow and find out and I will get back to you.
    Peace, Joey
     
  3. ducaes
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    ducaes Junior Member

    thanks..
     
  4. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    If you are putting metal fittings to frp, epoxy may be a solution.
     

  5. Thunderhead19
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    Thunderhead19 Senior Member

    Contact 3M, Locktite, ITW Plexus or Sika. They all make good fuel grade sealers. I found a high quality oil resistant instant gasket material that would work great at my local hardware store. Locktite makes it, and it is orange.
     
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