On Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:41:40 -0800 (PST), " email@example.com"
I've had trouble with that, but I saw recommended, maybe here, a product
that is supposed to be very stretchable -- the online video shows that
it's stretchy --, so that it doesn't let go when the tub is filled with
water, versus when it's empty. I haven't used it yet because I have to
remove all the hold stuff too. It comes in white and clear,and I think
other related products not so sutiable for the tub come in black and one
I bought a caulking gun sized tube, only 2 or 3 dollars more than
similar products but it's not handy right now.
L or EL is a big part of the name .
If you want to know the actual name, post back and I'll go look for it.
They don't have it at Home Depot, but Ace hardware does, though the
first two Ace stores didn't have white on the shelf.
Googling on stretchable caulking found Big Stretch, but that's not
it. Ah, but it's made by the same company.
Lexel is what was recorommended,
Comes in a tube for a caulking gun, or a smaller tube.
Big Stretch® 100% acrylic latex elastomeric caulk versus
Lexel® synthetic rubber elastomeric sealant is the superior alternative
to silicone caulk in clarity, adhesion, elasticity and paintability.
Let us know how well it works. I can still return my tube if it's not
Elastomeric with power adhesion stretches but wont tear, crack or
pull away and will not rip apart the substrate when joints expand
Sticks to wet surfaces
Ultra clear sealant 19 times clearer than silicone, wont yellow
and wont cloud
Can be applied to joints up to 2 wide
Cured sealant is mildew resistant
Wont freeze OK to leave in your truck overnight
Lexel® is the duct tape of all caulks. Super-elastic. Superior
adhesion. Paintable. It seals around anything: tubs and shower stalls,
sinks and counter tops, window frames and door frames, PVC and metal
pipes. Apply to wet or dry surfaces, indoors and outdoors. Its tough
and can handle up to 400% joint movement. Its scrubbable. It sticks to
just about anything. Lexel clear caulk is 19 times clearer than silicone
and wont yellow or cloud up over time. Lexel wont let you down.
Lexel® is excellent for use in a variety of areas and sticks to almost
Kitchen & bathroom fixtures
Countertops & backsplashes
Wallpaper (helps prevent curling)
Around windows & doors
Pipes & air conditioners
Around ductwork & HVAC
Wood & moulding/trim
Adheres to a variety of surfaces, including:
Aluminum Brass Steel Anodized Windows
ABS Nylon PVC Acrylic Sheet Plexiglass Urethane Fiberglass
Polycarbonate Vinyl Lexan® Polystyrene
Asphalt Stone Brick Fiber Cement Stucco Cinder Block
Formica® Tile Concrete Glass Wood Corian® Porcelain
Dont see your surface listed? Contact Customer Service.
Where not to use:
On polystyrene insulation
Where temperatures exceed 200°F
In containment applications
Will not adhere to or is incompatible with Aquaseal®, cultured
polypropylene, polystyrene foam insulation, polyethylene, rubber,
silicone, Styrofoam® (it dissolves it), Teflon®, vulcanized rubber, and
Plastics not listed should be tested for compatibility before use
Contact Customer Service when using in submersion applications
BTW, I've heard that when caulking a bathtub it should be halfway full
of water, so it only has to stretch or compress (can it compress?) half
as much. Even though the water would be a big nuisance, I was going to
do that before I found this stuff, which seems to say it's not needed
with this stuff.
I ended up buying an ACE Hardware branded silicone rubber sealer for tub an
d tile with mildew resistance, they had it in a "bone" color that should go
well with the tub and the surround, and it says "50-year durability". Not
sure what that means exactly, especially since my wife and I rarely scrub
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