I bought some kitchen and bath silicone sealant (GE Silicone II) at Home
Depot. I have the bottom track of my aluminum bathtub/shower doors that I
want to re-adhere to the tub surface as water has begun to seep underneath
the bottom of the track.
At HD there was GE silicone adhesive and GE silicone sealant. What is the
difference, if any, and did I buy the wrong product? I want to re-seal the
bottom track and prevent water from getting under it. I know once I do
manage to get the sealant under the track that I'll need to weigh down the
track itself in order to get good contact and adhesion with the sealant/tub.
I can't help you with your choice of silicone but examine your track
carefully. Many are made so that you should not caulk the edge that faces
the inside of the tub. That way if water gets under it it has a way to flow
back into the tub.
make sure you use non-latex silicone product to help avoid mold/
mildew. you would best compare the manufacturers product website since
there are so many varieties offered it would be inaccurate to guess
which model numbers you bought.
Is the frame not fastened to the wall? I've never heard of gluing a
shower door in place. Silicone caulk is the stuff to use around a
tub/shower. Surface should be absolutely, immaculately clean, wiped
with full-strength bleach, dried, caulked. Only a fine line of caulk on
the inside edge of the frame and track should be needed to stop leakage.
I took out my shower door/frame assembly to recaulk and get the little
moldy area cleaned out - got the bleach tip from a pro., and it worked
Yes, frame is fastened to wall but I have no issues with the vertical frame,
only the bottom track laying on the tub surface. The track had been
originally secured/caulked to the top of the tub. I just want to re-secure
Sealant is designed to fill the voids well, resist water pressure, and
adhere well enough to stop water flow around the edges.
Adhesive is designed to have adhere better, with a higher tensile
In many cases they'll work interchangeably.
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