Concrete Patch Question


I bought a tube of concrete patch (made by Dap) in a tube like caulk....for use with caulking gun. If I don't use the whole thing - is there a way to save the left over? There's nothing on the package about that. With caulk I can usually put a large nail in the hole to plug it and it keeps for a little while. I'm not sure concrete will do that....any suggestions would be appreciated.
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wrote:

Duct / Duck Tape!!
Not sure anyone can buy concrete in the caulk tube..
Nails rust.
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I did. It is made by DAP .... it is concrete. Comes in a tube just like caulk. Got it at Lowe's but read about it on www.dummies.com Section on "How To" ...repair cracks in concrete etc.
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It isn't really concrete. (concrete starts curing as soon as it is mixed) I can imagine it is some kind of gray aggregate in a polymer or other plasticizer. I would just seal the end up with tape or a cap like you get with a caulk tube and hope. Usually the clock is running as soon as you open them tho.
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If I'm going to use the rest of the tube within a few days I'll use a wire nut to seal the spout.
(Actually, even if I'm not going to use it within a few days I'll do the same thing. Then I'll keep it for two years, after which it'll be as hard as a rock and I'll throw it out. I'd save money on wire nuts if I'd just throw the tube out as soon as the project is finished . . .)
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JimR wrote:

I insert a deck screw, then wrap the end with plasic or tape. When I pull the screw out to re-use caulk, the screw threads will sometimes pull out the spout of caulk, leaving the tube usable.
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Hehe-- Yep, it says "Concrete" right on the tube. I've got a can of paint around here someplace that says "Auto" on the label, but darned if I can get any autos out of that can.
Treat it like caulk & you should have similar luck with it. [I'd try to find places to use it up-- more cracks, a mouse hole, a craft project, experiments with a new medium. . . .]
Since Dap doesn't mention trying to save part of a tube, I'd not expect it to have much of an 'after opened' shelf life. http://www.dap.com/docs/tech/00010430.pdf
Jim
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No, you misunderstood! It's Auto-Paint, as in automatic paint. Just open the can, place it on the floor near your car, and go away for an hour. When you come back - your car has a brand new paint job! Really amazing stuff.
R
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D-
Is this the stuff?
http://www.dap.com/product_details.aspx?BrandID=112&SubcatID=18
DAP Concrete Patch is the quick, easy way to repair small cracks and other minor blemishes in concrete surfaces such as basement walls and concrete steps, patios, sidewalks and driveways. The ready-mixed formula dries to a durable, hard finish and is non-shrinking. Easy water clean-up. Interior/exterior use.
If so...its not concrete ....... here is the decription from the DAP tech info
DAP Concrete Patch is a premium-grade, latex sealant specifically formulated to quickly repair small cracks in concrete and masonry. Forms a weather-resistant, watertight seal that helps prevent water and ice damage. Resists cracking and crumbling. Dries to a light color similar to new concrete and blends in with most types of masonry surfaces. Can be painted with most latex based paints. Safe, latex-based, easy water clean-up formula.
or is this it?
http://www.dap.com/product_details.aspx?BrandID=31&SubcatID=6
in either case its not "concrete"
but in any case per DAP's tech info....treat it like caulk, re-seal the tip and it will last a while. DAP even makes a little gizmo called a DAP Cap
http://www.dap.com/How-To/how-to-sheets/seal-concrete-cracks.aspx
cheers Bob
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Thank you.
Dorothy
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Dottie wrote:

I've used painters tape to cover opened tubes...use two strips, crossing over each other. I've kept the tubes and found them in good condition after several months. Nails rust.
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Dottie wrote:

1. It isn't concrete, it is a concrete *patch*. It has calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, various chemicals. It dries hard but is not concrete.
2. Use a wire nut on the opened tube.
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