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TRITON

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I have C4 Falcon 80 with Sporasub footpockets.
I have a problem with the part of the footpocket that attaches to the blade.
It falls off after some time of kicking.I posted a thread where I explaned
this problem and the majority said that glue is the solution to my problem.
Now again I have a problem because i glued my fins ,but after some time
the same thing happened.So my question is what type of glue should I use
,or should I use silicone?
 

Erik

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Again I'll say use silicone: bathtub caulking works fine, and can be stripped if you ever want to change the blades.
Cheers and good luck,
Erik Y.
 

Veronika

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Hi,
use silicone. Here is a how-to: http://www.heki.de/C4-Anleitung deutsch.pdf . Unfortunately it's in German, but the pics show what you have to do.
I did it a little bit different, though: I filled the rim of the footpockets with silicone, but the blade in and removed the silicone that was too much with my finger (don't forget to use soap water as a lube *g*) . Worked fine.
It is important that you fix the screws _before: butting the rims on the blades.
Veronika
 

TRITON

THere Are NO limits!!!
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Ok...........I'll definitely use silicone.But there are many kinds of silicone :
for bathrooms ,aquariums,for windows.......
Which particular one did you use?
 

Veronika

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I guess any of these is fine. They stick, the rest is probably unimportant. I took a black one for bathrooms, I think.
Veronika
 

immerlustig

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hi

i also use 80's and sporasub pockets and i glued the blades with black silicon. i dived a lot the last year and never experienced any problems. i do check the blades regularly because the bond is not super tight (like real glue) but no problems so far.

cheers

roland
 

spaco

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hi!
does the silicone come off the rubber easily when you decide to change blades again?
thanks
primoz
 

immerlustig

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yes, it does. you just spend a bit of time peeling all the bits of and getting them out of that t-shaped groove of the footpocket (whateva that is called).

roland
 

TRITON

THere Are NO limits!!!
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Thanks for your advice Veronika,Immerlustig,Erik.....
I've glued my fins with black silicone and it works so far .
 
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