Best cork carb float coating

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Archangel
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Re: Best cork carb float coating

Postby Archangel » Wed May 13, 2015 1:45 pm

Here's Red Kote's tech sheet and instructions:

http://damonq.com/TechSheets/Red-Kote.pdf

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Re: Best cork carb float coating

Postby Chris_P » Wed May 13, 2015 4:56 pm

I bought the Aero Gloss and tried that last year.

The first float, after an hour of run time, lost all of the coating, and the slimy gel like substance that was left clogged itself all through the carb.

Maybe I didn't wait long enough to dry? I waited about 4 days. Maybe wasn't clean enough?

Dunno, but now Im scared to try again.

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Re: Best cork carb float coating

Postby crosbyman » Wed May 13, 2015 7:42 pm

I had no troubles with aero gloss...but in any event I now use dollar store crazy glue ...

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Re: Best cork carb float coating

Postby legendre » Thu May 14, 2015 2:54 am

Phil B wrote:Any prep of the insides first?


If you're referring to the inside of the fuel tank, then that's a big "no" - not required.

(Unless the tank is leaking, of course - which is an entirely different matter.)
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Re: Best cork carb float coating

Postby CamaroMan » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:36 pm

old thread but por-15 tank sealer is a current product.used it inside boat tank, works fantastic. Didn't even prep or anything, just cleaned real well. Left to dry a week in hot SoCal summer.

Have a bunch left, will use on the tanks and float for my 48 elgin and 53 seabee :)

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Re: Best cork carb float coating

Postby outbdnut2 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:45 pm

I've had aerogloss airplane dope not adhere well to any original coating that's on the float. Had it flake off on two out of about 20 motors I used it on so I don't use it anymore.
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Re: Best cork carb float coating

Postby crosbyman » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:19 pm

Archangel wrote:Are there any Canadian members out there who know where, or if, Red Kote is available in Canada?


try contacting the company web site ask for canadian dealers

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Re: Best cork carb float coating

Postby VinTin » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:42 pm

I coated a float with POR-15.

The POR-15 shriveled up and peeled up causing the float to rub the side of the carb.

I would not suggest using it to coat floats.

You may just end up like me.

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Re: Best cork carb float coating

Postby Brian » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:37 am

I've had success with Seal All, widely available and not expensive. Use MEK to thin it or clean an area before sealing. So far no problems but I don't leave gas in a carb for long periods of time. Dries fast. I even used it to seal a Martin 20 two piece gas tank. It didn't leak, but as stated, I don't leave gas in tanks and carbs for a long time.
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Re: Best cork carb float coating

Postby CamaroMan » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:35 pm

VinTin - that sucks man! Ive read of one or 2 folks who have had this happen, however it seems many people have very good results. I think one issue is the old fuel absorbing into the cork and leaving behind a varnish residue which might cause this. I read on a vintage outboard site that he used por-15 many times with great success but pointed out there could be issues with old varnish on the cork.

Anyway - thanks for the update and sorry to hear! I might try some on fresh cork and soak it in 87 gas for a few days - Did u let it dry for 3-4 days minimum before using?


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