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  • 4200 or 5200 on Swim Platform installation?

    I'm installing a swim platform this week and the company suggested 3M 4200 or 5200 sealant for the install. What I've read, 4200 is removable, and 5200 is permanent. I was thinking 5200 would be better for below water line as I would hope I would not need to replace it ever, but who knows. - Any suggestion on what route to go or what you've used personally?
    Current Boat: 4/17
    2003 Crownline 202BR LPX
    Previous Boat:
    (2012 - 2017) 1987 Bayliner Trophy Series 1710 Fish & Ski

  • #2
    I vote for 5200 unless you're planning on taking it off at some point, it can be removed but it is strong. One of my pull up cleats broke and when I went to take the base out I swear the 5200 was holding it down better than the bolts, I had to cut and pull it off with needle nose pliers in small chunks.

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    • #3
      I think I used 5200 when I installed my platform...........
      MISS "B" HAVEN

      2007 Mastercraft X2, Indmar 350 MCX, 350 hp V-Drive (SOLD 8/12/16)

      Previous boat (1999-2011) : 1999 202BR Carbed 5.7, 250HP, Alpha 1, 17P Rev 4

      Tugger: 2014 Ram 1500 Crew, EcoDiesel


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      • #4
        5200 is what i used on platform install also
        OHHH HELLYEAH

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        • #5
          They have a fast cure 5200 now. That's what I used. I DOES cure fast. Had white fingers for a week.
          Tom and Jo
          Summer Salts
          STL MO, Mississippi River Alton Pool River Rats
          2003 Chaparral 210 SS, 5.0 MPI Alpha
          2012 Ram 1500 4x4 Big Horn Quad Cab, 5.7 Hemi

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          • #6
            Does it come in yellow? Did you order a yellow platform too?
            03 Cobalt 220 8.1gxi 420 9/20/16
            03 Cobalt 220 8.1gi 375 3/16 sold 9/16 "Always for Sale"
            Cobalt 220 5.7gxi 320 10/19/15 sold 2/16
            2004 Cobalt 200 350 mag. "Kids in Tow" 4/30/15 sold 10/8/15
            Clifford Sold 3/7/15 1999 Crownline 202
            350 mag 300 HP MPI Corsa
            Alpha One 1.47 Drive shower
            17p Rev 4, 21p Vensura
            Towed by 2010 Chevrolet Suburban 75th Diamond Edition.

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            • #7
              Either way 4200 or 5200 I vote for the fast cure version. I used regular 5200 on my sonar transducer instal and it was nuts even after a week later it was still tacky. Had to use blue painters tape to keep it from very slowly oozing out and running all over.
              Tell me asshole - What's your fair share of everything I've worked for??? Please join me in starving and beating the govt back to it's honeymoon physique.

              2000 Formula 260SS 502 Mag B3
              2003 Suburban 2500 8.1L
              2011 Honda Civic w/1.8L
              2017 Honda Civic w/1.5L

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              • #8
                I used 5200 fast cure when installing mine. I NEVER intend to take it off.
                1996 225 CCR, 5.7 Merc with Alpha 1

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the advice. 5200 fast cure it is! - Going to try and tackle installation on Sunday, I'll post some pics.
                  Current Boat: 4/17
                  2003 Crownline 202BR LPX
                  Previous Boat:
                  (2012 - 2017) 1987 Bayliner Trophy Series 1710 Fish & Ski

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ~Chad~ View Post
                    Does it come in yellow? Did you order a yellow platform too?
                    I only saw the 5200 available in white. And I did order a matching yellow platform. They did pretty good to match the tone, But I'm going to end up putting seadek on the top of it as well. Probably they grey they offer.
                    Current Boat: 4/17
                    2003 Crownline 202BR LPX
                    Previous Boat:
                    (2012 - 2017) 1987 Bayliner Trophy Series 1710 Fish & Ski

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                    • #11
                      Sounds great. You might want to paint the sides black. Not sure we can handle more yellow :-) it will look good. Take your time drill twice measure once :-)
                      03 Cobalt 220 8.1gxi 420 9/20/16
                      03 Cobalt 220 8.1gi 375 3/16 sold 9/16 "Always for Sale"
                      Cobalt 220 5.7gxi 320 10/19/15 sold 2/16
                      2004 Cobalt 200 350 mag. "Kids in Tow" 4/30/15 sold 10/8/15
                      Clifford Sold 3/7/15 1999 Crownline 202
                      350 mag 300 HP MPI Corsa
                      Alpha One 1.47 Drive shower
                      17p Rev 4, 21p Vensura
                      Towed by 2010 Chevrolet Suburban 75th Diamond Edition.

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                      • #12
                        I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more seadek! That'll help tone the yellow down a bit, . - And yes, 2 people will be coming over to help with it, one is a handy man, so hopefully all will go smooth! Don't wanna drill any more holes in that thing than needed for sure...
                        Current Boat: 4/17
                        2003 Crownline 202BR LPX
                        Previous Boat:
                        (2012 - 2017) 1987 Bayliner Trophy Series 1710 Fish & Ski

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                        • #13
                          One guy used a fork lift. Looked like it worked great. He had a good thread on it.
                          03 Cobalt 220 8.1gxi 420 9/20/16
                          03 Cobalt 220 8.1gi 375 3/16 sold 9/16 "Always for Sale"
                          Cobalt 220 5.7gxi 320 10/19/15 sold 2/16
                          2004 Cobalt 200 350 mag. "Kids in Tow" 4/30/15 sold 10/8/15
                          Clifford Sold 3/7/15 1999 Crownline 202
                          350 mag 300 HP MPI Corsa
                          Alpha One 1.47 Drive shower
                          17p Rev 4, 21p Vensura
                          Towed by 2010 Chevrolet Suburban 75th Diamond Edition.

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                          • #14
                            You can also use your outdrive to support the platform while fitting it. Put a towel over it and a couple of 2x4 pieces on top. Balance the platform on it and raise it into place. It will pin it to the transom. Drill holes, lower platform, apply 5200 and raise platform back in place. I have installed 4 platforms using this method............ I've posted a link to a members installation with 100+ pictures, just cant think of the link right this minute.

                            got it! it also has pics of using the outdrive as a lift.

                            https://www.flickr.com/photos/981848...7600714378571/
                            MISS "B" HAVEN

                            2007 Mastercraft X2, Indmar 350 MCX, 350 hp V-Drive (SOLD 8/12/16)

                            Previous boat (1999-2011) : 1999 202BR Carbed 5.7, 250HP, Alpha 1, 17P Rev 4

                            Tugger: 2014 Ram 1500 Crew, EcoDiesel


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                            • #15
                              That's a good idea Randy!
                              03 Cobalt 220 8.1gxi 420 9/20/16
                              03 Cobalt 220 8.1gi 375 3/16 sold 9/16 "Always for Sale"
                              Cobalt 220 5.7gxi 320 10/19/15 sold 2/16
                              2004 Cobalt 200 350 mag. "Kids in Tow" 4/30/15 sold 10/8/15
                              Clifford Sold 3/7/15 1999 Crownline 202
                              350 mag 300 HP MPI Corsa
                              Alpha One 1.47 Drive shower
                              17p Rev 4, 21p Vensura
                              Towed by 2010 Chevrolet Suburban 75th Diamond Edition.

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