White lead paste and linseed oil putty

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Mike Brown
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White lead paste and linseed oil putty

Postby Mike Brown » Tue November 21st, 2006, 9:36 pm

Hello, I am restoring a 24ft Eventide. The hull and all other timber is solid teak planked. Some joins will need filling above and below waterline. I am going to use white lead paste mixed with putty so as to allow for any timber movement without cracking joins. Is anyone able to tell me what the mixing ratio is for white lead paste and linseed oil putty.
Many thanks

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Fiddler's Green
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Postby Fiddler's Green » Sun December 24th, 2006, 10:09 am

Gosh have not heard anyone using white lead for 25 years or more!

today it would be banned on health grounds in the UK but to be honest there are far better products available!

If you need a flexible mastic like glue I would go for 'Sikaflex' or similar. Stick wall and seal anything. I have over the years scratched out loads of old white lead compounds that have dried up and were causing leaks.....

If there is no movement you could consider using epoxy too. best of luck,

Proud owner and builder of 'Fiddler's Green'

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