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Old 03-22-2011, 10:40 AM   #1
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Caulking not Curing


We just installed a jet tub and expanded our bathroom. I did the walls in a rock texture so they are not smooth. The last step I did was caulking and when I did it, the caulking I used wasn't any good and didn't cure - at all. I cannot remove it all from the textured wall and now when I did try to remove as much as I cuold and caulk with new stuff that won't adhere. How can I fix this??
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:00 PM   #2
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Ya know what Pstchtka, some brand names would be real helpful. We have no idea what you may be talking about.

Never heard of a caulk that "wasn't any good" but you could still get it out of the tube. How do you know it wasn't any good?

Never heard of a caulk that wouldn't adhere if it was "new stuff".
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:29 PM   #3
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I'd also specify the type of caulk you used both times.
Latex? Polyurethane? Silicone? Etc...
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Silicone??


I have had silicone that did not cure. It was GE Kitchen & bath. This guy gave me the tube and I applied it around his tub. I did not supply the material so it was not my problem. Don't know how he cleaned it off! That is when I learned that this stuff has a shelf life. If the 'use before' date is past then do not use it or at least try a test strip on a scrap. If it cures OK in a couple of hours then you're ok.

Your new caulk probably does not stick because some of the old stuff is still there!

Try alcohol. If you use mineral spirits, be sure to wash the are thoroughly with tsp or other degreaser as mineral spirits will leave an oily film.
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Silicone caulk can go bad----there is a date code on the tube---Also freezing the tube can cause it to spoil.
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Thanks Handy, I used the alcohol and the new application has cured!!
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