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F/U to the 25-year-old caulk thread
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 07, 2013 06:34PM
The caulk is out (sorry ladies). The gap is 1/2 maybe 3/4 inch deep. 1/4 wide in the middle of the tub, and about 1/16 at the left and right sides. The tiles are ceramic, the tub is that fiberglass I guess. What's best to fill this? Silicone or something else? Do I need to add some material, I read that when the gap is too large you can put in some filler rods.

BTW, solvent didn't seem to help, but that oscillating tool blade was magic.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/07/2013 06:34PM by space-time.
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Re: F/U to the 25-year-old caulk thread
Posted by: billb
Date: April 07, 2013 06:40PM
So, instead of soaking cork you beat it ?
A high frequency hummer style beating ?



Soft pliable flexible caulk rules the crack.

Usually sticks best to a clean very not-oily surfaces.



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Re: F/U to the 25-year-old caulk thread
Posted by: Carm
Date: April 07, 2013 06:55PM
Poly rods are available at HD/Lowes for filling the cracks. Then fill with your choice of caulk.
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Re: F/U to the 25-year-old caulk thread
Posted by: Black
Date: April 07, 2013 07:01PM
Re: F/U to the 25-year-old caulk thread
Posted by: bruceko
Date: April 07, 2013 07:06PM
it is called backer rod. Might be easier to find.
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Re: F/U to the 25-year-old caulk thread
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 07, 2013 07:07PM
Thanks, especially to Blak for those links smiling smiley
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Re: F/U to the 25-year-old caulk thread
Posted by: Markiscool
Date: April 08, 2013 08:31AM
Saw this subject line and thought "Wow! Has this board been around long enough for one of the threads to be 25 years old?" Then I read it again and realized I'm an idiot.

-M
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Re: F/U to the 25-year-old caulk thread
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: April 08, 2013 10:27AM
Very interesting on your experience with the vibrating tool thingy... How did you keep it from scratching up the tub ?
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Re: F/U to the 25-year-old caulk thread
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 08, 2013 11:58AM
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cbelt3
Very interesting on your experience with the vibrating tool thingy... How did you keep it from scratching up the tub ?

It didn't, and even it if did, it would be under the caulk line so no big deal.
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Re: F/U to the 25-year-old caulk thread
Posted by: Black
Date: April 08, 2013 02:55PM
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space-time
Thanks, especially to Blak for those links smiling smiley

Feel free to send some 25 year old caulk my way if you're feeling grateful.
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Re: F/U to the 25-year-old caulk thread
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: April 09, 2013 11:21AM
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Black
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space-time
Thanks, especially to Blak for those links smiling smiley

Feel free to send some 25 year old caulk my way if you're feeling grateful.

You do realize how funny it would be if, after saying that, you received an envelope from Space-Time.... with some 25 year old caulk in it... don't you? grinning smiley



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