This is the worst silicone I have ever used in my life. I bought two
tubes with fresh batch codes and they don't cure after 48 hours. I had
to clean this crap out twice already on my 85lb sink and its not fun.
GE needs to get their head out of their butt and stop selling inferior
product to the public. As far as I'm concerned I will never buy
another GE product for the rest of my life and I will continue
encorouging others to do the same in my social gatherings.
You better stop flying then-----a pretty hefty percentage (much more than
50%) of the commercial aircraft flying today have GE engines in them. Just
about most of the helicopters and about 90% of the Military fighter
It has to be the one division of GE that still knows what they are doing
then. I had to buy a book to keep my GE washer and dryer going when I had
more time than money to replace them. Never again will I own anything made
by that division of GE. I think I will search out which airline isn't using
GE engines and fly with them now that I know that!
When we remodeled the kitchen we replace all of our Kenmore appliances with
GE. Year 3 the dishwashers motor cooling fan loosened from the shaft and
clattered while barely spinning. Called for repair and they diagnosed it
within 2 seconds of hearing it and had to replace the motor for nearly $200
because the motor housing was unaccessable. They said that it's a common
failure; when it happened again 4 years later I ditched it. The oven was
inconsistent and finally would not hold temp. Had to replace the entire
'dashboard' in order to change the thermostat. Suffered through 2 more
years of poor performance and ditched it. Still have the fridge that the
door shelf guards chronically pop off and drop the contents, the bin drawers
won't stay on their tracks but I can't say anything bad about the
microwave - oh yea, the work light won't turn off unless you slap the the
panel. I was told by the service dept that the repair was not cheap. I
wish they'd get some of the jet engineers over to the appliance division for
a re-design. Oh well, maybe they've improved in the last 10 years. Could
"I think I will search out which airline isn't using
Don't waste your time--every airline, including foreign ones, use GE
engines. If you were to be selective than your travel plans would become a
nightmare. Look for Pratt & Whitney or Rolls Royce powered aircraft but
they'll be hard to find. Next time you board look at the nacelle for the GE
Monogram, always gives me that extra level of confidence I'll get where I'm
But if you don't want to buy their lightbulbs, I would advise to use
those of the other two of the "Big Three" (those are Sylvania and
Philips). And for 40-100 watt A19 ones, store brand ones having same hour
life expectancy figures and same lumen light output figures as "Big 3"
ones actually are "The Real Thing". Non-Big3-ones in my experience tend
to produce less light, have a higher rate of falling short of claimed
light output, and have a higher rate of falling short of claimed life
But among the "Big 3", I have been disappointed by GE more than others.
Example 1: 2006 was the first year that I saw an A19 with a coiled-coil
filament (as opposed to singly coiled) about 2-2.5 cm (.8-1 inch long),
typical of the A19's with higher light output than other 19's, made in
China. Before now, such lightbulbs sold in USA that I saw were made in
North America - mainly USA and Canada, as best as I can tell. The
made-in-China A19 with a coiled-coil filament was a GE.
Example 2: Spiral compact fluorescents, nominal wattage 25 watts,
purchased in 2001: (First, I have yet to hear of an easily available
spiral compact fluorescent no matter how bad or how good made anywhere
I got these, both of GE and Lights of America brand, one of them LOA and
two of them GE. All failed in only a few hundred operating hours. The GE
one was the only compact fluorescent that I ever got more than one of and
where I experienced a 100% early failure rate. All other early failures
that I ever had were non-Big3, mainly "dollar store brands" and LOA.
Example 3: Well, that was back in 1992. Maybe it's not really fair
to hold that one against them much now. It was a compact fluorescent
known as the FLB15. It fell short of claimed light output more than I
ever saw in any other "Big 3" compact fluorescent, both in my experience
and in an article in a well-known magazine. It fell short worse than
usual of "Non big-3" ones other than the even-worse dollar store ones.
(However, I still find GE's average in CFLs record of meeting claimed
light output better than that of average of non-Big3 even of
- Don Klipstein ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
I ran into a similar problem and then discovered that there is an expiration
date on these tubes. The one I had was out of date. Returned it to Home
Depot and got another (in date by several years) and didn't have repeat of
Yep, I agree, it blows. I used some around some new doors I installed. It
was suppose to be "paintable". Yeah, right. Paint fell off.
I used another tube of GE II caulk that was suppose to be white. Well, it
WAS white........until it dried that is. Then it turned clear. I swore
that crap off and have used other brands and been happy.
I do not consider silicone rubber paintable. If someone claims that
their silicone rubber is paintable, then that alerts my "BS Detector" that
there is some hype going on. Maybe there is some paint that paints
silicone rubber somewhat well, and maybe there are stiuations where most
paint will stay on most silicones, but I usually consider silicone rubber
in general not really supporting paint.
However, as to white drying clear, I have had GE white silicone, and in
my experience it stayed white.
I have had GE "Silicone II", and my complaints are not sticking as well
and not curing as well as other silicones that produce an acetic acid
odor when I used them. Keep in mind that a thick layer of either of these
can take half of forever to cure! The acetic-acid-emitting ones, in
thicker layers, tend to form a "skin" of cured silicone that could be
slowing the curing of what's underneath - but at least if you touch it
lightly, it's dry!
- Don Klipstein ( email@example.com)
When a product didn't perform as I wanted, I contact the company. A
few times, they will request the product back (for QA) and replace it
IMHO, I would contact the maker, via the address on the tube.
tom @ www.Consolidated-Loans.info
As stated earlier I already did. They want me to pay shipping back! I
decided to go to Ace Hardware and they gave me their 50 year sealant
which is highly rated on the net. Low and behold it works as expected.
GE said they forwarded my comments today to QA and Ace has removed all
GE Silicone II from the shelves. Personally if I was the store owner I
would stop carrying GE adhesive products altogether.
Tom The Great wrote:
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