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Life-Calk® Sealant

Versatile adhesive sealant

One-part, thiokol-based polysulfide sealant cures to a positive waterproof seal. Resists oil, brine, gas, water and most chemicals. Bonds to wood, fiberglass, metal and glass. No priming required except on oily woods such as teak.

  • Formulation: One-part polysulfide caulking/sealant
  • Recommended Usage: Fiberglass, wood, metal, glass; above and below water
  • Material Incompatibilities: Not recommended for glass to vinyl, ABS/Lexan, plastic hardware to fiberglass/wood
  • Adhesion Rating: Tensile: 80 psi; ultimate elongation 200%
  • Cure Time: Tack-free: 24 hrs.; complete cure: 10–20 days
  • Cleanup: Life-Calk Solvent, Model 139592
  • Removal: Mechanical removal
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Life-Calk Sealant, White, 2.8oz. Tube 105114 1030
In stock online.

$15.49

Life-Calk Sealant, Black, 2.8oz. Tube 139535 1031
In stock online.

$15.49

Life-Calk Sealant, White, 10.6oz. Cartridge 105122 1033
In stock online.

$24.99

Life-Calk Sealant, Black, 10.6oz. Cartridge 105130 1034
In stock online.

$24.99

Life-Calk Sealant, Teak, 10.6oz. Cartridge 168435 1036
In stock online.

$24.99

Life-Calk Sealant, Teak, 2.8oz. Tube 152256 1037
In stock online.

$15.49

Product Description

Versatile adhesive sealant

One-part, thiokol-based polysulfide sealant cures to a positive waterproof seal. Resists oil, brine, gas, water and most chemicals. Bonds to wood, fiberglass, metal and glass. No priming required except on oily woods such as teak.

  • Formulation: One-part polysulfide caulking/sealant
  • Recommended Usage: Fiberglass, wood, metal, glass; above and below water
  • Material Incompatibilities: Not recommended for glass to vinyl, ABS/Lexan, plastic hardware to fiberglass/wood
  • Adhesion Rating: Tensile: 80 psi; ultimate elongation 200%
  • Cure Time: Tack-free: 24 hrs.; complete cure: 10–20 days
  • Cleanup: Life-Calk Solvent, Model 139592
  • Removal: Mechanical removal

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
BoatlifeLife-Calk Sealant
 
3.9

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Weather proof (12)
  • Protects well (11)
  • Visually pleasing (7)

Cons

  • Messy (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (10)
  • Indoor (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (6), Professional (6), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The real stuff!

Big tube of Life Caulk is totally worth the extra money. Easier to use than the toothpaste tube, lasts quite a while before the open tube kicks and hardens. The caulk gets on...Read complete review

Big tube of Life Caulk is totally worth the extra money. Easier to use than the toothpaste tube, lasts quite a while before the open tube kicks and hardens. The caulk gets on everything fast so have paper towels handy! Perfect for bedding deck fitting. I've used this for 30 years.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Short shelf life and difficult to use.

BoatLife warranties this product for ONE YEAR from its date of manufacture. The problem with that is that while the date code is stamped on the cartridges, the codes aren't obvious, therefore you...Read complete review

BoatLife warranties this product for ONE YEAR from its date of manufacture. The problem with that is that while the date code is stamped on the cartridges, the codes aren't obvious, therefore you need a cipher to decode it.
The other issue is that old product ends up being sold well after it's unlisted "expiration" because retailers have no way to easily rotate stock, or stock isn't sold quickly enough.
These issues resulted in me having to throw away two-thirds of a cartridge because it was already cured in the cartridge.
Additioanlly, it was impossible to maintain a reasonable bead while using the product, even when "pushing" it as the manufacturer recommends.
One-third of the way through the cartridge, the product became like rubber and simply couldn't be used.
Recommendations if you decide to buy and use these products:
- make sure you are well aware of BoatLife's lengthy laundry list of "must do's" to make this product actually work
- verify with BoatLife when the product was manufactured
- use a pneumatic caulking gun when possible for larger jobs

Reviewed by 16 customers

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5.0

Works great!

By Brad

from Pensacola, Florida

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Protects Well
  • Visually Pleasing
  • Weather Proof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor

    Comments about Life-Calk Sealant:

    Works really well on anything you may need to remove in the future unlike 5200

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    I weould buy this again.

    By Biff Boater

    from Chesapeake Bay to Miami

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Protects Well
    • Weather Proof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor
      • Quick Fix

      Comments about Life-Calk Sealant:

      I don't know what it's made of but it really works. It smells kind of like road tar or blacktop. There is a reason they named it LIFE caulk.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Life-Cauk serves its purpose well.

      By Gypsy Soul

      from Grand Haven Mi.

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • I was turned onto it by a friend. Use it regular
      • Protects Well
      • Visually Pleasing
      • Weather Proof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoor
        • Outdoor

        Comments about Life-Calk Sealant:

        Waterproffing that can be removed but seals. Extremely well.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Short shelf life and difficult to use.

        By CJ

        from Virginia Beach, VA

        About Me Professional

        STAFF REVIEWER

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult to Use
          • Messy
          • Short Shelf Life

          Best Uses

            Comments about Life-Calk Sealant:

            BoatLife warranties this product for ONE YEAR from its date of manufacture. The problem with that is that while the date code is stamped on the cartridges, the codes aren't obvious, therefore you need a cipher to decode it.
            The other issue is that old product ends up being sold well after it's unlisted "expiration" because retailers have no way to easily rotate stock, or stock isn't sold quickly enough.
            These issues resulted in me having to throw away two-thirds of a cartridge because it was already cured in the cartridge.
            Additioanlly, it was impossible to maintain a reasonable bead while using the product, even when "pushing" it as the manufacturer recommends.
            One-third of the way through the cartridge, the product became like rubber and simply couldn't be used.
            Recommendations if you decide to buy and use these products:
            - make sure you are well aware of BoatLife's lengthy laundry list of "must do's" to make this product actually work
            - verify with BoatLife when the product was manufactured
            - use a pneumatic caulking gun when possible for larger jobs

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Would highly recommend

            By Ernie

            from St.Augustine, fl

            About Me Beginner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Protects Well
            • Weather Proof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Outdoor

              Comments about Life-Calk Sealant:

              My house boat's seam calking had numerous cracks,therefore a lot of leaks when it rained. Boat life calk came to the rescue and has stopped the leaks. A very good product that cures in a day.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              This is great stuff! It's so much better than the others.

              By Carver

              from Grosse Ile, MI

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Protects Well
              • Weather Proof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoor
                • Outdoor

                Comments about Life-Calk Sealant:

                I would not hesitate to buy and use this again

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Always professional results

                By IW Yacht

                from Ft. Myers, FL.

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Weather Proof

                Cons

                • Not Durable

                Best Uses

                • Hardware / wood bedding
                • Outdoor
                • Wood Trim

                Comments about Life-Calk Sealant:

                Have used LifeCalk professionally for 25 years. Still the best. Not suitable for plastics.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product again

                By The canvas guy

                from Oxnard ca

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Protects Well
                • Visually Pleasing
                • Weather Proof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoor
                  • Quick Fix

                  Comments about Life-Calk Sealant:

                  The back end blew out but west marine replaced no problem

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  The real stuff!

                  By Eric

                  from Monterey

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Protects Well
                  • Visually Pleasing
                  • Weather Proof

                  Cons

                  • Messy

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoor

                  Comments about Life-Calk Sealant:

                  Big tube of Life Caulk is totally worth the extra money. Easier to use than the toothpaste tube, lasts quite a while before the open tube kicks and hardens. The caulk gets on everything fast so have paper towels handy! Perfect for bedding deck fitting. I've used this for 30 years.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  I would buy this again

                  By Canvasguy

                  from Oxnard

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Protects Well
                  • Visually Pleasing
                  • Weather Proof

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoor

                    Comments about Life-Calk Sealant:

                    Great stuff but the tube had a blowout . Probably get the gun tube next time

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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