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    Self ==> When you use a new product, read (at least some) of the directions .... in addition to a couple of tubes of Dicore, I keep a spare clear, white and black tube of pure silicone in the basement .... when water started leaking under the glass door of our shower, I decided to buy a tube of silicone designed to be used on tubs and showers .... after sealing the area and letting it sit all day, I turned on the shower and water flowed as if I hadn't done anything .... this time I literally took the glass doors apart so that it would be easier to get to area I needed to seal ... much to my surprise the silicone I'd installed was still runny which lead me to believe that I hadn't gotten all of the water out of the area prior to sealing it .... this time used Maureen's hair dryer to make sure all moisture was gone and sealed the heck out of the area .... 10 or so hours later, I checked and the silicone still looked watery .... at that point I picked up the silicone tube and read the directions .... I mean really, who knew that it takes 36 hours for the stuff to cure prior to exposing it to water ..:wall:.. its now been 24 hours and the caulk is dryer but we will give it another 24 hours (just to be sure) and check it in the morning

    Jim
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  • #2
    Reading Directions

    Isn't that a woman thing??? :stir:

    I do... in fact, it's how I learned that the top of the toaster oven can be used for keeping hot dishes hot while the rest of your breakfast or dinner is finishing up in the little oven.

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    • #3
      The funny thing about moisture cure silicones is you can't have any moisture on the surface when you apply it. It takes moisture out of the air to cure it. So on dry days it cures slower.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by eldermike View Post
        It takes moisture out of the air to cure it. So on dry days it cures slower.
        :jawdrop: .... gotta go turn off the hair dryer .. :sack:

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        • #5
          Originally posted by JEBar View Post
          :jawdrop: .... gotta go turn off the hair dryer .. :sack:

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          • #6
            Originally posted by eldermike View Post
            You can't help it cure, just wait.
            now you tell me ... :thanks:

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            • #7
              Whaaat

              36 hours, paint dries faster than that.
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              • #8
                so does every other silicone caulk that I've ever used ... I just got through reassembling and reinstalling the shower doors .... I started not to do so until we check it in the morning, hopefully all's good .... if not, I'm getting pretty good at taking them apart so, if necessary, they can come out again

                Jim
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                • #9
                  Next time, try this:

                  Lexel® by Sashco - Silicone Caulk Alternative
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                  • #10
                    never heard of the stuff but it looks like a good product .... the stuff I bought is made by Dap, it should do OK

                    Jim
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                    • #11
                      happiness is an enclosed shower that doesn't leak .... I do have a spot I want to touch up and will do that with regular silicone

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                      • #12
                        I'll bet you are getting a little ripe after not showering for a few days.


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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by norty View Post
                          I'll bet you are getting a little ripe after not showering for a few days.

                          actually we are parked about 25 yards from the bath house .. .. but it was nice to get back in our camper's shower this morning ..

                          Jim
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                          • #14
                            I believe you have heard of this stuff.
                            You have to be quick, and it is very sticky.
                            Bottom line, its going to stay there.


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                            • #15
                              I once used something like that to fill holes b4 I painted the wall. David was out to sea. It was a giant fail. When I explained what I did to David when he got home I was instructed to never try to do a home project with out his help ever again.


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