Re-Sealing a Kitchen Sink and not Sure What to use


Postby harrylentil » Tue May 02, 2017 12:16 am

I have a new steel kitchen sink in a new laminate worktop, two months old and the sealing strip around it is coming away already. I want to get something to patch the gaps in the sealing strip as it progressively comes away - what though?

The worktop is black, the sink stainless steel, and the sealing strip is clear. I think clear sealant is best here. I'm no use with a sealant gun but I would do my best. Since the sealing strip hasn't lasted - only along the most-cleaned edge though, the other 3 edges are OK - I thought Bostik clear glue might work, just squeeze it out of the tube. Or Bostik Clear Waterproof Leak Repair Sealant, an outdoor compound, cheap enough, needs a gun. Or clear PVA glue.

The initial job would need only about 10-20ml of sealant. If I got a 290ml cylinder (of the Bostik for example) would it cure in the cylinder if I left the remainder? I'm sure I need something I can re-apply occasionally.
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