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Old 07-12-2009, 10:08 PM   #1
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Silicon!!!......I find myself scraping silicon off someones handyman job at least once a year. It's the most useless product ever made. Not because it does not work well, but the fact most people on the earth use it when its too late. Got a leak...fill it with a pound of silicon! Most times a fine solid bead works the best. Prep area with varsol or ionospheric alcohol before you start any job. Dirt and oils must be thoroughly removed first! Why do I sound so bitter? Cause I have spent 5 days removing silicon from the joints of the interior foam panels of my roof in my camper where some handy Andy has used it so seal the gap. The one eighth of an inch gap that has a 2 inch bead of silicon crap on it. What a freaken mess! Silicon is for backsplashes and fish tanks. Latex products seem to be winning out over silicon now adays.
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:09 PM   #2
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Silicon!!!......I find myself scraping silicon off someones handyman job at least once a year. It's the most useless product ever made. Not because it does not work well, but the fact most people on the earth use it when its too late. Got a leak...fill it with a pound of silicon! Most times a fine solid bead works the best. Prep area with varsol or ionospheric alcohol before you start any job. Dirt and oils must be thoroughly removed first! Why do I sound so bitter? Cause I have spent 5 days removing silicon from the joints of the interior foam panels of my roof in my camper where some handy Andy has used it so seal the gap. The one eighth of an inch gap that has a 2 inch bead of silicon crap on it. What a freaken mess! Silicon is for backsplashes and fish tanks. Latex products seem to be winning out over silicon now adays.
Oh yah I hear you and feel your pain.... Had to scrap several square feet of indoor-grade silicone off the roof of my B-17.
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Old 07-13-2009, 02:13 PM   #3
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Brad, Tell us how you really feel! LOL..................................
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Old 07-13-2009, 03:23 PM   #4
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Been there-done that-would rather eat worms!
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Old 07-13-2009, 03:25 PM   #5
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Take a deep breath.... you will eventually camp again.....
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:24 PM   #6
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At our shop we use a polyurathane sealent.... we hate silicone too.
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:40 PM   #7
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I vote for polyurathane sealants also. Hard to find in right color and outdoor/weather durable. Excellent glue characteristics and seals to dis-similar materials.
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