Momentive Performance Materials GE5060 10.1-Ounce Silicone II Premium Waterproof Kitchen and Bath Silicone Cartridge, Almond Reviews

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  • Peter Martin says:
    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Does the job well, most of the time, April 7, 2010
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    Peter Martin (Anacortes, WA United States) –
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    This review is from: Momentive Performance Materials GE5060 10.1-Ounce Silicone II Premium Waterproof Kitchen and Bath Silicone Cartridge, Almond (Tools & Home Improvement)
    This caulk is applied easily and does a great job. However, after its expiration date it will not cure. Result is a sticky mess that is a pain to clean up and do over. There are also reports of a bad batch that would not cure, even when fresh. To avoid this, I recommend running a trial bead before doing your real job.

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  • W. Barnard says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Works very well, but hard to apply!, June 9, 2013
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    W. Barnard
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    This review is from: Momentive Performance Materials GE5060 10.1-Ounce Silicone II Premium Waterproof Kitchen and Bath Silicone Cartridge, Almond (Tools & Home Improvement)
    Silicon II is the best caulk for sealing seams in tubs and showers. I have never had mold growing on it. But beware: You can’t paint it. If the caulk is older than the expiration date on the tube, it will not harden (just throw it out). And finally, it is very difficult to apply.

    Silicon II caulk is difficult to use for several reasons: If you try to smooth out a thick layer of caulk, it really sticks to your finger (and everything else)! Since the caulk begins curing immediately out of the tube, you only have about 10-15 seconds to smooth out a fresh layer of caulk; after that time the surface “skin” will stick to your finger, and you will get wrinkles and lumps in any seam that you drag your finger over. Running a seam around a corner is very tricky! If you are caulking a seam, it is best to fill it with a series of layers, letting each layer cure for about 3-6 hours before putting down another layer. Smooth out the high points of each layer; the low areas that need more caulk can be smoothed out after the next layer is applied. After each layer is applied you have about 10 seconds to smooth out the caulk; the more you “play” with the caulk after 10 seconds the worse it will get. After you have put down 3-6 layers of cured caulk on a thick seam you can put down a thin bead of fresh caulk on an entire seam and smooth it out within 10 seconds.

    For best results make sure the caulk is fresh, and keep the tip of the caulk tube and your fingers cleaned (using paper towel). If you want to paint the caulk, you can first use Silicon II as a base and cover it with a final layer or two of good siliconized acrylic latex caulk that is paintable.

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  • C. W. Sayre says:
    5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    It NEVER dries!!!!!!!!!, March 6, 2011
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    C. W. Sayre

    This review is from: Momentive Performance Materials GE5060 10.1-Ounce Silicone II Premium Waterproof Kitchen and Bath Silicone Cartridge, Almond (Tools & Home Improvement)
    Three MONTHS later and I found that this #%$@ STILL hasn’t set; it still hasn’t dried at all — its completely gooey. And to top it off, I had bought the BROWN colored GE Silicone II*, so this caulk has, and will always have, the same consistency and color as poo. In other words, it now looks as if I had caulked my entire house with human waste matter.

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