I recently purchased at HD a small tube of:
GE Silicone II
100% Silicone Sealant
Kitchen and Bath
With Bio Seal
Haven't used a product like this in many years, and am wondering if
I got the wrong "stuff," or if it is defective.
The way I remember 100% Silicone (used to be called RTV, I think; but
this probably dates me) cured in a few hours to a rubber-like product.
Tempted to call it a solid, but it would be a reasonably hard "rubber"
This stuff, after a day, still looks like it did when it came out of the
Perhaps a bit more solid, but certainly not rubber like.
More like a Caulk, perhaps.
Doesn't the fact that the tube says 100% Silicone mean that it should,
in a few hours, cure to a rubber like composition ?
Or, the fact that it says Kitchen and Bath mean that it is really a
Caulk ? If so, what should I now buy instead, and what should the label
Might it be an "old" tube ? What's the shelf life of this kind of
product ? :
Any thoughts on this would be most appreciated.
Maybe you'e expecting a harder product? I've used several brands of
100% silicone and they're all very flexible when cured. Definitely
something you can poke through with your finger if the bead is wide
enough.If you want something harder, 100% silicone may not be for you.
Kitchen and bath silicone provides a very soft flexible seal when
Used half of a new tube of Silicone II a few years ago on a roof vent
sealing project...totally disappointed. Still gummy after several
days. One trial convinced me they didn't get it right. The standard
silicones, even the True Value el cheapo work just fine. So GE, Dow,
box store brands, if they are regular silicone sealants, seem to
perform OK for me.
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