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Old 05-06-2019, 10:11 PM
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Hi all
I am working on the muffler cover area and it calls for proseal to seal edges etc in several differant places
What is the life of proseal once mixed in the cartridge ?
I dont think I have time to do all parts listed in one siting and was hoping not to have to use several tubes of proseal when the area required only looks like 1 tube would do the job
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Old 05-07-2019, 01:13 AM
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I used Dow Corning 736 for that area.
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Old 05-07-2019, 06:28 AM
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Depends on the proseal but generally you'll get 30-60 minutes, at most. You can mix freeze it to extend the useful life.
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Old 05-07-2019, 06:45 AM
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Do yourself a favor and buy a quart then you mix as much as you need when you need it.
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:35 AM
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Amen to Waltís reply. I tried to do the cartridges and ended up spending (and wasting) more than necessary. Got a digital Harbor Freight scale and mixed my own. Itís nice to be able to mix up a tablespoon of sealant whenever you need it. Others may disagree but I would forego the cartridges except maybe for the fuel tanks.
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:49 AM
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Vans sells a 3.5 oz quantity. About 1/2 the price as a quart.
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Old 05-07-2019, 10:04 AM
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I use a hybrid approach.
I use the cartridges for application, but mix from the quart can.
For me, it makes applying the proseal much neater and controlled.
I kept the tubes from when I built the tanks, but you can buy empty tubes also.

The cartridges and nozzles can be easily reused. Just squeeze out the excess once you are done with the job. Allow the remaining proseal to cure in the cartridge tube and nozzle. After it cures, unscrew the nozzle and pop off the "spear". Put the nozzle back on and use an airgun on the nozzle tip to pop the remaining "button" of proseal and the ram out of the tube. Makes a nice "pop"! Any residue in the tube can be rolled out with your finger or a rag. The key is to not leave a big slug in the tube, because you won't be able to pop it out.

And, you can extend the working time by putting it in the freezer, but for small jobs, just mix what you need out of the can.
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Old 05-07-2019, 11:44 AM
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I've mentioned this before; my favorite proseal dispenser is from the aviation dept at the local grocery store: cheap qt size zip locking plastic bags. Turn one inside out & place on the scale. Weigh the two parts, reach in the bag and turn it right side out. Mix on a table with a short piece of pvc pipe or wood dowel used as a rolling pin. Push the mix to one bottom corner, snip ~1/8" off the corner, & 'decorate' your part like a baker. Throw bag away.

Takes longer to tell it than to do it.

(And I'd never try to convince anyone that unmixed proseal kept in a freezer for 15 years still works...)

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Old 05-07-2019, 02:24 PM
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Thanks for the responses
Yes starting to realise that a quart of the stuff would be a better option than the couple of tubes that I have
Will just have to see how far I get I suppose and get more if required just a pain in Australia to get where I am
Do you need much more for the rest of the build have done fuel tank a etc just working of fuselage now ?
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Old 05-07-2019, 03:11 PM
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If you're not doing fuel related sealing, have you checked with Van's to see if another sealant is acceptable? High temp RTV, urethanes, etc etc.
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