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Silicone sealer

Postby Newbee » Tue May 26, 2009 3:12 pm

I need to re-seal my new bath installed 2 months ago as the leak is now showing in the kitchen, I've had some advice about this but looking for more, whats the best silicone to use? I been advised that the clear is better and once a pigment has been added it lessons the grip.
Its an acrylic bath against 'wet board' board bonded on both sides with formica, possibly too smooth. Advice on the best way to remove and apply a new material would be appreciated as the strife is getting impatiant! It was fitted by a guy round the corner so it was all done quite cheaply and this is the only issue I have with it so I'd like to deal with it myself and make sure I don't have to do it again.

Thanks in advance
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Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby bd3cc » Tue May 26, 2009 8:51 pm

Carefully cut the surplus so as not to dammage the bathand then remove.
A silicon remover/solvent is available fer the remaining small amounts, but be sure to remove all traces after use.
Personnally dont like the clear stuff, prefer white, but whichever you use:
1. fill the bath with cold water as this will maximize the gap, and will simulate someone in the bath.
Acylic baths move more than steel.
2. Fill gap and leave 2 set. This may have to be done in 2 stages, depending on tiling.
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