I am making wood frams for a mirror the instructions say apply silicone to
small pieces of wood to attach them to the mirror.
I have never used this type of glue before. Does it really work and how is
thanks in advance
On Mon, 24 Nov 2008 01:19:11 GMT, email@example.com wrote:
It is the same stuff as "GE Silicone II" caulking compound and can be found at
your local home supply.
You could also use "RTV Gasket Sealant", although the colors available are
limited. RTV is available from your
local auto parts store. regards, Joe.
the normal silicone purchased is an acid cure, and WILL discolor the mirror
eventually. you can get non-acid cure silicone. a bigbox may have mirror
silicone, but i'd ask at a window place instead. i have found non-acid cure
silicones at ace hardware but you have to read the labels to find the right
I use a lot of the stuff to bond polycarbonate glazing to wood. I buy it
in 10-ounce tubes and apply a bead with a caulking gun, then use a
spreader (finger) to maximize the contact area. When cured it's rubbery
and fairly tough - exactly what I want to deal with vapor leakage,
moisture, and uneven thermal expansion/contraction of joined components.
The DAP (Dow) silicone caulk I buy comes with a 50-year guarantee. I use
it primarily as a long-life sealant rather than as a structural glue -
and I shield the glued joint from UV with aluminum trim.
For my purposes, it works really well. I'd suggest buying a tube and
doing a couple of experimental gluings to see if it'll do the job you
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