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SilverThane SA-2100

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 SilverThane SA-2100 is a unique two-part polyurethane sealant-adhesive. It cures overnight in any thickness to a very tough flexible rubber. SA-2100 is bright white and is unaffected by weathering and UV degradation. SA-2100 is a tenacious bonder to many substrates including difficult to bond plastics. It is flexible at temperatures well below zero. Our tests show that it can be painted with most paints without surface preparation.


Adhesive Use:

SA-2100 readily bonds to some surfaces with little preparation while in other cases the surface must be properly prepared. Regardless, all surfaces must be clean, dry and free from oil or grease. We urge the user to test the product for adhesion himself for critical applications.

SA-2100 bonds to all woods, stainless steel, mild steel, polycarbonate (Lexan) and plastic laminate countertops, epoxy and polyester resins with no special surface preparation beyond the above.

It bonds poorly to untreated aluminum but extremely well to acid etched (Alumiprep) aluminum. It also bonds to acid etched and chromate surface treated aluminum (Alodine). Acid etching alone is sufficient as in our tests the SA-2100 ripped off the brown chromate surface.

The bond to untreated polyacetal (Delrin), polystyrene, ABS, PVC, acrylic (Plexiglas), and PETE (polyethylene terephthalate) is fair to poor. The bond to untreated polyethylene and polypropylene is poor. However, the bond is excellent to very good on all these materials once they have been flame treated.

Sealant Use:

As a sealant the purpose of SA-2100 is to keep water from passing between two attached surfaces. Simple bonding as described above accomplishes this with the caveat that it may be impossible to get the two materials apart because of the tenacity of the bond.

Two things are important here: First, the SA-2100 must be thick enough so that the fasteners may be tightened to affect a seal if leaking occurs in the future. Second, a suitable “mold release” must be used so that SA-2100 does not stick where it is not wanted.

Suggested Application Areas:

SA-2100 was originally developed as a better alternative to moisture-cured marine urethane sealants. It will do everything that these products will do in the marine area and has the advantage of being unaffected by UV light. SA-2100’s excellent weatherability combined with its ability to through cure in any thickness away from (or in contact with) moisture suggest its use in many non-marine areas. Here is a partial list to help suggest other uses:

  • Pool and hot tub repair
  • Replacement for cracked vinyl window sealants
  • Repair of leaking roof gutters
  • Sealing riveted seams (boats, tubs, etc.)
  • Sealing “through” holes in concrete
  • Expansion joints in concrete, metal and the like
  • Sealing concrete to wood joints
  • Glazing plastic/glass to wood or aluminum windows
  • Plugging holes in siding
  • Weatherproofing outdoor electrical connections
  • Bonding dissimilar materials
  • Fixing ABS and fiberglass canoes
  • “Form-in-place” gaskets
  • Bonding laps seams
  • Non-skid plant pot pads
  • Non-skid pads for chair legs, furniture
  • Vibration dampers for many things
  • Corrosion barrier between dissimilar metals

 4 oz Kit