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Pro Fastening Newsletter January 2014

Can HER Sealant save an old fishing boat?


I bought a 1969 Lund C-14 fishing boat a year and a half ago. The boat was a bargain – but as most old aluminum boats will do, it leaks. My original plan was to remove the old paint and seal all of the rivets and seams with epoxy. I attempted to remove the paint with an angle grinder, but gave up on that method pretty quickly. Next I tried chemicals, but gave up on that quickly as well – too much prep work and mess and not the results I was hoping for.

These failures led me to think of an alternative – and preferably something we had on the shelf at PRO. HER Sealant from ER Systems came to mind. I pressure washed the rivets and seams, did a little extra cleaning, and went to work with the HER. I used 3 sausages, coating all of the inside rivets, seams, and a couple seams on the outside. I was very pleased with the level of adhesion and the coverage rate.



The HER is holding strong and the leaks are dramatically decreased. The boat has been out a handful of times on Lake Mendota in Madison, WI in a huge range of temperatures, and the HER has remained completely bonded and shows no sign of failure. This winter I’ll apply HER to the rest of the rivets and seams in a quest to make a 1969 AL boat leak free.

Click here for more info on the versatile HER Sealant – in stock at PRO

Thank you from Pro Fastening Systems

We would like to say thank you for making 2013 the most successful year in nearly 34 years of business at Pro Fastening Systems. 2013 saw 4 record sales months at PRO- no small feat for a company that’s been around for a while.

Our success is a testament to the hard work of our customers, vendors, and employees. Thank you!

See you at the CRCA Show in January 2014

We hope to see many of you at the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association trade show January 23-24, 2014. The CRCA continues to be the premier roofing trade show in the Midwest and PRO has been there since day one.

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