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Old 07-01-2013, 10:34 AM   #1
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Best sealants after leak/rot removed?

What steps to repair rotted wood walls after I have all rot removed. Not sure on what sealant and glues to use. Senoirs trying to diy . Not too good on computer finding discussion forums. Thanks for any help we can get. We dont have big bucks to pay out for repairs.
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What steps to repair rotted wood walls after I have all rot removed. Not sure on what sealant and glues to use.
We replaced the rotten sections of wall and floor in our Dutchman with marine plywood. We used wood glue on any wood surfaces, then painted over them. The fiberglass skin went back over the new area of wall so no sealants were needed.
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We replaced the rotten sections of wall and floor in our Dutchman with marine plywood. We used wood glue on any wood surfaces, then painted over them. The fiberglass skin went back over the new area of wall so no sealants were needed.
Look hard for leak evidence around skylights and those opening roof vents. If the leak has been there a long time the evidence is easy to spot, it the hard to spot stuff you gotta look for.
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glues used in interior water dammage repairs

Two yrs. ago we did extensive wall tearout due to water damage. On the bare fiberglass we used 3M bondo as this sealed up to a hard shinny finish and sealed any pinpoint leake we couldn't see. Then we used heavy duty liquid nails to do any gluing of Styrofoam insulation,1/8th underlay and 1/8th paneling. Cheapest at Walmart. Others have used contact cement or two part epoxy (gorilla Glue.) We recently we in a huge rainstorm while camping and were high and dry. Use a floor roller to press the layers of your wall together. We also used spray foam caulk as needed on the interior walls. A very good caulk to use is Lexell caulk. We used this both interior and exterior. It sells for about 8$ at ACE hardwear or on line. Worth every penny. Best of luck with your repairs.
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