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Old 09-04-2015, 05:22 PM   #1
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Shower Drain - caulk it?


The black gasket shows on the outside of my fiberglass shower strainer and I'd looks irregular and bad. I'd like to get it 'white'.

Can I put silicone caulk on it? Should I apply it, let it dry and then put the strainer on, or apply it after the strainer?

Should I used something else? I have that previous repair on the side that I wish could look better too.

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The black gasket shows on the outside of my fiberglass shower strainer and I'd looks irregular and bad. I'd like to get it 'white'.

Can I put silicone caulk on it? Should I apply it, let it dry and then put the strainer on, or apply it after the strainer?

Should I used something else? I have that previous repair on the side that I wish could look better too.

thank you!
don't think its a gasket...or it should'ent be...try scratching it to see if it comes out..caulking will only come out because if it is a gasket it will expand and contract from tempeture change..looks like a little bit of mold around it...we install those drains with silicone to seal them...
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I took off the strainer and cleaned outside and inside the drain with a toothbrush and vinegar. I thought I got most gunk off including any mold.

I also felt the black ring with my finger - it felt like rubber. Maybe it was silicone that turned black from mold?
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There shouldn't be any gasket there unless an idiot assembled it. The gasket should be on the bottom side of the base.
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Ah. Could the black be glue or sealant? I couldn't clean off some black on the top of the drain body, like it was stained.

(This drain was repaired before I moved in 6 years ago.)
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Ah. Could the black be glue or sealant? I couldn't clean off some black on the top of the drain body, like it was stained.

(This drain was repaired before I moved in 6 years ago.)
sure could be the sealant they used....
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