I haven't tried the 5200. I did try another 3M product I am not sure of
the # but it was recommended for seating hardware that might have to be
removed. It came in a caulk tube and in a small toothpaste tube. I
bought the toothpaste tube for installing the block of teak that held
the cam cleat for the leeboard on our Sea Pearl. I did find it had a
strong chemical smell like a very strong oil based primer. Years ago I
used a product called LifeCaulk that I found had a strong odor.
I looked at the 5200 both regular and fast cure at our local West
Marine and got scared by the dire warnings about smelling the fumes on
the label. Based on Gregg's recommendation I am going to try it,
probably on the gunwales of aft hull of the Folding Schooner.West
Marine also has a store brand that seems the same ingredients as the
regular 5200 for about $2 less a tube.
I think chemical sensitivity varies tremendously by individual. I have
a hard time staying in a store like West Marine for very long because
the vinyl smell bothers me so much.
I am very interested in hearing about glues and paints that are
effective and have low vocs.
> 5200 is odorless and seemingly benign, very tough, though slow-curing
> (there is a fast cure also).
> At 06:43 AM 11/30/1999 -0800, you wrote:
> >Dear Mike,
> > I am sensitive to most chemicals. Haven't gotten alergic to epoxy
> >but developed a skin rash from using the PL Foaming Glue. My Gypsy
> >was made with Weldwood and is nine years old and going strong. The
> >marine caulk type products are pretty oderiforous in my experience
> >based on my experience with the Polyurethane glue I am staying away
> >from them. I am going to use Titebond II, a weatherproof carpenters
> >glue and plenty of screws on the gunwales of the Folding Schooner.
> >Epoxy on the chines. Weldwood is probably fine for a boat that
> >live in the water. There is an outfit in WoodenBoat that advertises
> >alternatives to epoxy but I think you have to buy in relatively large
> >quantities. Resourcinol is also an option. Good Luck.
> >teakdec-@... wrote:
> >original article:http://www.egroups.com/group/bolger/?start=1004
> >> Hello fellow boat builders,
> >> I am allergic to epoxy. Just being in the same garage with the
> >makes my
> >> face turn red and puffy. So I have used mostly weldwood, but I'm
> >> about the "new" glues on the market. The PL ???? and 3M5200?
> >> I have some work to do on my Windsprint mast partners.
> >I need
> >> to glue down to the hull bottom a customized block of wood on short
> >legs with
> >> a hole in it for the mast. What glue would you recommend?
> >> Mike Masten