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Old 06-04-2010, 11:36 AM   #1
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Exterior Caulking Suggestions for painted trim to vinyl windows?

Any personal suggestions or experiences for best caulk to use on Vinyl windows trimmed out with painted LP Smart Trim? I know I don't want to use Silcone since I want it to be paintable. I am using Vulkem 116 on the hardi plank siding, would anyone suggest using this on the window trim as well?


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I’ve always used Vuklem until a few years ago when I started getting a few call backs because the Vulkem was breaking free from the vinyl windows after a season or two. Other contractors if my area were noticing the same thing. Don’t know why, never had that problem in the past.

Now just about everyone I know has switched to Quad and has not had anymore problems.

I still use Vulkem, it’s a buck a tube cheaper and sticks to everything else just fine, but I'm using Quad on the windows.

The only time I ever use silicone is when the caulking has to be clear.


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