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How to make a watertight seal between oil paint coated marine plywood and polypropylene Answered

I need to make a watertight seal between a sheet of marine plywood coated with oil paint, and a 5mm sheet of polypropylene, both at right angles to each other.

Both are well supported structurally independently of each other.

Will silicone do the trick or are there other alternatives?

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Hardly anything (I think including epoxy) will stick to polypropylene. Most Polyprop things are welded together.

I suggest you make a mechanical joint with nuts bolts and some right angled brackets. Then you may be able to seal the joint with the silicone just to caulk the, hopefully small, gaps.

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Burf

6 years ago

Silicone doesn't bond well with some plastics, I would use a marine grade epoxy and make sure the areas to be joined are roughed up with coarse sandpaper before applying the epoxy.