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KDW posted 05-16-2012 11:33 AM ET (US)   Profile for KDW   Send Email to KDW  
If anyone out there has had the same problems getting this caulk I have, then you will be happy to know that Star Brite will now take small qty. orders directly from the consumer and you don't have to go through West Marine and/or order a minimum qty. case of 12 tubes!

I worked with Don on my order for caulk so I can finally finish putting the deck panel in my 1991 Outrage. Also, I think the pricing is better than West Marine at $12.25 per 10.3 Oz. tube.


gusgus posted 05-16-2012 03:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for gusgus  Send Email to gusgus     
Could you elaborate about the chalk?

Is it better than 4200?

I have some bad luck with 4200. the 3 oz tube hardened inside the tube, capped tight and all. That is expensive to buy single use tubes.

Phil T posted 05-16-2012 04:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Phil T  Send Email to Phil T     
Kenny is referring to the caulk prefered when sealing the fuel tank cover. This color is a close and complimentary match to the desert tan gelcoat.
Peter posted 05-16-2012 06:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
What's wrong with the almond colored silicone caulk you can get a hardware store?
KDW posted 05-17-2012 11:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for KDW  Send Email to KDW     
Sorry not to elaborate.

Phil is correct. I can only speak for my 1991 Outrage 17, but the Star Brite alomond color match is dead-on. It lkooks like it was specifically made for BW.

I did try some indoor/outdoor DAP and other water-based (tub and tile) caulk from Lowes. The DAP was a pretty close color match, but still not as good as the Star Brite.

Based on how hard I worked and how long it took me to remove the old Star Brite caulk, I can say it is darn good stuff. I was also surprised Star Brite states their caulk remains flexible up to 450F!....hope it never sees that temp. in my boat. It is also specifically designed for marine applications, which I'm not sure other hardware store brands (typical home improvement caulks)can make that claim or withstand the same abuse seen in a marine environment.

At $12.25 a 10.3 oz. tube, its a no-brainer for me and my desert tan Outrage...


andygere posted 05-18-2012 11:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
I used Star Brite when it was available from Twin Cities, and I've used hardware store caulk when I could no longer get the Star Brite. The hardware store caulk didn't match as well, and has not held up very well at all. Doing the floor seams on a 22 is a big job, and it's worth having the best product if you can get it. This is good news, thanks for the info, KDW.
Binkster posted 05-19-2012 09:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Binkster  Send Email to Binkster     
4200, 5200 will stay flexable and usable in the tube if you store it in a baggie in the fridge. I just used some last week that I stored that way a year ago. It had a rubberized plug at the tip that was easily punctured and pulled out with a needle nose pliers, and the rest of the stuff was good, and a little thicker than normal at first becuase it was cold.


KDW posted 05-22-2012 03:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for KDW  Send Email to KDW     
I talked with Sue at Twin Cities Marine. This may be a better deal than the Star Brite option. I just don't know anything about this caulk and do know the Sar Brite performance and color is very good. However, if it's good enough for Twin Cities, then it's probably pretty good stuff. She had the following comments:

"Actually, Starbrite does not make the original beige sealant any longer. When Boston Whaler introduced the Almond color, we found it to have a little lighter yellow hue to it & that's why we persued other avenues. Its now another brand and the color is perfect. The cost is 9.85 per tube...but I had sold out my inv. and should have it here in approx. 1 wk.

Just let me know if you need any sent your way.

Thank You,
Sue Lodel, Parts Dept. Mgr., "Boston Whaler "Master Dealer"
Twin Cities Marine, Inc
1600 12th Street, PO Box 126
Two Rivers, WI 54241-0126
Phone: (920) 793-2715 (M-F 9-5pm CST)
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