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    Fountain basin repair with epoxy resin?

    Hi all, I haven't been here in awhile. It's good to see the site is still going strong!
    I tried the google, with no luck, so I came to the experts for this problem. I hope you can help.
    I have a small patio fountain with a stained glass inlay bottom. It has sprung some leaks under the bottom

    What can I put on the top surface that can be submersed in water to stop the leaks that is clear? TIA
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    Re: Fountain basin repair with epoxy resin?

    Are you planning on covering the entire glass area or just around the perimeter?

    My first thought is silicone caulk which will dry clear.

    Epoxy resin is usually not UV safe and will yellow over time.
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    Re: Fountain basin repair with epoxy resin?

    Yep, silicone!
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    Re: Fountain basin repair with epoxy resin?

    Hi thanks for the reply. I knew this was the right place to ask!
    Yes, the intire surface, I can't tell where it is leaking from the top.
    I Have found them on the bottom and will seal it also, tho it need not be clear.
    I guess I'll try the GE Silicone II. Is that the kind you mean? Everything else
    day's it can't be left below the water line or submerged below.
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    Re: Fountain basin repair with epoxy resin?

    I ran across this while I was wandering the aisles of the big box store over the weekend. It is not clear however.
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    Re: Fountain basin repair with epoxy resin?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_W View Post
    I ran across this while I was wandering the aisles of the big box store over the weekend. It is not clear however.
    Mike

    http://greatstuff.dow.com/products/pond-and-stone/
    That's nice to know they make that in dark color, now they don't need to paint it.
    Won't work for this app. but I like it. Thanks.
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    Re: Fountain basin repair with epoxy resin?

    Silicone would be a good choice because it is removable if it doesn't work/look right.
    A thin coat of fiberglass resin might be another alternative, but the downside is if its too thick it will have a yellowing effect.
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