Two questions, please, regading GE Silicone:
a. Is there any "meaningful" difference between the Silicone I and the
products ? They both say 100% Silicone.
b. I got a bit sloppy with it, I guess.
Is there any "solvent" or other trick (other than peeling with a razor
blade) to remove some of it
once cured ?
Past discussions here would indicate cure mechanism is different but
they probably give the same polymer. Stuff is pretty solvent resistant
and since when fully cured is crosslinked and mechanical removal
probably only thing that will work. The II product may not cure when
old according to other posters.
A thread within the last month said that they had substantially
I used the II for the first time 2 days ago, and was very impressed at
how smooth it was coming out of the caulk-size tube. I never got
anything that smooth out of the 3 oz squeeze tubes (which they don't
seem to sell anymore, at least by GE.**)
That doesn't mean it settled exactly where I wanted it and it didn't
smooth any better with my wet finger than the stuff in the squeeze
tube. It smoothed fine with a very spit-laden finger, but then I was
afraid the spit made it to some of the other substance before the
silicone did and whould keep that part from adhering. I'll have to
learn to better control my spit.
**I found similar stuff by Permatex at an auto store. (Still haven't
found the silver silicone. I am not sure I ever found a use for it
when I owned a tube, so I don't know how silvery it really was.)
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