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Old 08-28-2009, 06:49 PM   #1
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Bathroom Caulking help

I had a issue a few months ago with getting caulk to stick to my bathtub surrond, so I bought some kind of a self sticking pre-made caulk strips. Well lets just say that has not worked out at all. The stip came off, which tells me there is a lot of moisture behind the wall.

I only have one shower/bathtub, and a family of 5, so not using the bathroom, is not a option.

Aside from that, how can I dry out the way, without removing the shower surround, which will cost me about 500 bucks to replace!

I am willing to try anything, but I just cannot figure it out.

The funniest thing... I am actually building a new bathroom from scratch right now. But it will not be done for about another month or so. I need some help on fixing this one!

Thanks to all


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Old 08-28-2009, 08:01 PM   #2
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Here's a thought

Been there done that.

The premade strips are garbage for sure.

What I did. Get a small oscillating fan, set it up in front of the tub so that the air hits the joint to be caulked. Then let it go for several hours. Then take some mineral spirits and a razor blade and clean the tub and surround real well.

Take some good quality caulk and pack it in, doing a good clean job as you go. Leave the fan on low, but still oscillating overnight.

I have done this several times over the years and it has worked out well.


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