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    Default rhino lining on bottom of boat?

    Looking for a sealeant for the bottom of the aluminum bass boat...any suggestions.

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    Default Re: rhino lining on bottom of boat?

    Stick with the Gluvit on the interior and you won't need it. Rhino-lining the exterior is a very bad idea.
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    Default Re: rhino lining on bottom of boat?

    Quote Originally Posted by ezmobee View Post
    Stick with the Gluvit on the interior and you won't need it. Rhino-lining the exterior is a very bad idea.

    I dissagree, I see aluminum boats all the time with rhino lining on the outside, and it works great! Seals it from leaks, adds more durability to the hull, if i had a aluminum boat i would rhino line it in a heartbeat. I have a friend who has done it on his, and he loves it, going on 3 years now and it is just like new.
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    Default Re: rhino lining on bottom of boat?

    I like the glovit idea but looking for something I can apply from the outside (without having to take everything out) inside the boat.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: rhino lining on bottom of boat?

    Gluvit can also be applied from the outside. It is thin and fairly clear so it shouldn't effect the appearance of your boat too much.

    This is picture of the inside of my hull after Gluvit was applied to all the seams and rivets:
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    Default Re: rhino lining on bottom of boat?

    what do yall think about the 3m 5200 stuff for a couple of seams and rivets?
    I hear it is very good..

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    Default Re: rhino lining on bottom of boat?

    Gluvit is designed for what you are doing, it is the best way to go. It creeps slowly and really gets into seams and rivets well. Ezmobee is speaking from experience here

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    Default Re: rhino lining on bottom of boat?

    Read this thread ..... http://forums.iboats.com/pontoons/removing-coating-tubes-370254.html

    Rhino liner bed liner is not made for that purpose. Sure it will stick but it can lead to problems. Are you dealing with a welded hull or a riveted hull? Durabak makes a similar product but it is used on the decking and not outside the hull.

    There were aluminum boat manufacturer's using rhino liner inside the hull on the decking surfaces but had so many warranty problems with separation it is no longer used. I would not apply it to an older boat due to the cost and there is no real guaranty when used for that purpose on the outside.

    Now I have 3 aluminum boats and I had an aluminum bass boat I sold a few years back. Every one of those hulls has had gluvit applied. It slowly creeps into the seams and is a great epoxy coating.

    What is wrong with your hull right now? Is it leaking? What shape is it in? Are you planning on salt or fresh water use?

    A single 2 lb can of gluvit will seal most "average" boats.

    I would invite anyone who has used rhino liner on their boat to comment and give the reason why if it was used on the outside of the hull.
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    Default Re: rhino lining on bottom of boat?

    Quote Originally Posted by alabamadawg View Post
    I like the glovit idea but looking for something I can apply from the outside (without having to take everything out) inside the boat.

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    Gluvit can be applied on the exterior to help seal seams and rivets. If it is applied where it will be exposed to the sunlight .... it needs to be painted since it does not have uv protection (99% of the epoxies do not). Gluvit info here http://www.marinetex.com/gluvit.html
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    Default Re: rhino lining on bottom of boat?

    I am going to use the glovit on the rivets but i am going to use the marine tex putty on a few places that are a little bigger

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    Default Re: rhino lining on bottom of boat?

    Look up a product called Steelflex. It's a 2 part epoxy coating made to seal the exterior of aluminum boats.

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    Default Re: rhino lining on bottom of boat?

    Quote Originally Posted by alabamadawg View Post
    I am going to use the glovit on the rivets but i am going to use the marine tex putty on a few places that are a little bigger
    Caution..... do not use too much marine tex and do not use the putty in flexing areas. I would even gluvit over a putty repair.
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    Probably, not the best person to ask. but, I "think" that a low side alum. boat,would just make it sit lower in water, using rhino liner. the stuff is not light, and is rigid. If you crack it. water runs between it and boat. If it were I, I would take boat to a welder and have him fix holes. NO! sense adding weight to a 12 or 14 ft alum. boat that I would have to wrestle down through the brush, to the lake. I "LOVE!!!" those "HARD TO GET TO!" fishing holes.

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    Default Re: rhino lining on bottom of boat?

    rhino liner is also going to create more drag.
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    Default Re: rhino lining on bottom of boat?

    Quote Originally Posted by alabamadawg View Post
    I am going to use the glovit on the rivets but i am going to use the marine tex putty on a few places that are a little bigger
    Save yourself alot of stress..thinking this will work..that will work...well maybe if i do this and that its even better...

    Listen to the experts here that have used the Gluvit for what it is intended for..The manufacturer did all the guess work for you...simply spend the $50.00 and be done with it..the Correct way.

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