Links for 2010-07-14

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  1. Ian Tester
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 02:38 | Permalink

    I’m sorry, but I don’t have the time and patience to read through countless responses, corrections, banter, and further questions to find out how to “do silicone sealant neatly”. Could you provide a summary or at least link to the relevant comment?

    Oh how I despise web forums. They’re so slow and clumsy compared to NNTP and a nice news reader (Pine?). And they allow idiots to adorn each and every post with pointless, attention-grabbing signatures. Ugh… /rant

  2. Posted July 15, 2010 at 10:57 | Permalink

    let me see if I can summarise:

    Q: ‘After smoothing with a rounding tool (or a finger in a plastic bag) I always end up with two lines of sealant either side of the joint where it has overflowed from the rounding tool. Is there a technique or am I just using too much sealant, or being to[o] impatient.’

    A: ‘Decide how big a bevel you want then cut the nozzle to around that size, When you gun it in make sure you fill a little bit more than the size of bevel you want thus not leaving any shallow parts. Then spray with water using a squirty bottle with a fine mist( the water stop the silicone going anywhere else apart from where you want it). Then tool off, us pro’s use a silicon tooling rubber block or the back of the tube with a good firm continuous push.’

    Others are saying to use a washing-up liquid and water solution instead of just water, and to use masking tape either side to avoid overflow.

  3. Posted July 16, 2010 at 08:19 | Permalink

    I did this job 2 days ago on our shower and used a kitchen knife dipped in sudsy water. It’s not perfect but damn, looks good enough for me :)