I always buy the highest quality silicon bath seal. The present one I'm
using is Unibond High Performace Bath & Shower Sealer. It does a great job
but my nightmare is its application. Even although it is one of the
gun-less dispensers I just cannot get a satisfactory finish using a (water)
wet stick. Other products allow me to use my finger but this stuff is a
nightmare to get off your hands.
I'm trying to get a hollow smooth finish around my bath and the gap is 10mm.
I have applied a first layer and now need to apply the finishing layer.
Tried all sorts of recommends - masking tape, spatulas, old pipes,
spoons, etc etc. These are OK for experts, but I found that the only
way for me to get a professional looking finishing was to use a 'Fuji'
applicator. You lay a strip of silicone and then whizz the Fuji along
the bead. It simultaneously smooths the bead and combs the surplus off
the walls. Plumbworld have a little video demo at
http://www.plumbworld.co.uk/0-13327 , but for once, it is as simple as it
The sealant starts to cure within a few minutes, so have a roll of paper
towels handy to keep the tool clear, to enable you to work fairly quickly.
Do not be tempted to touch the silicone if it has been down more than a
few minutes - if adding verticals to horizontals for instance, do the
verticals when the horizontals are dry - say the next day
Use meths for cleaning.
You are using Unibond High Performance Bath & Shower Sealer. Have you
noticed that Unibond also do an 'Ultimate Anti Mould Shower and Bathroom
Sealant' - comes with a lifetime guarantee and costs about the same.
Probably more suitable for your job.
Very similar to the Fugenboy Kit 1 BMFG1
I have the previous Fugenboy which looks exactly like the Fuji.
Anywho - it works perfectly with very little prectice.
When ever i have used silicone i have always snipped the end cap on a
slight angle and in one go with an even pressure , bit like down hand
welding , applied the silicone . I let gravity do the rest . One thing
is crucial , all joints must be totally dry and clean . I use a
hairdryer or hot air gun . Just my tuppence .
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