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Posted: 06/22/22 02:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why do people think everything is Silicone??? Silicone is not a great adhesive.

DAP Easy-to-use acrylic latex that bonds like a glue and seals like a caulk. It tools easily and provides a durable, mildew resistant, watertight seal with excellent adhesion and flexibility.

They make the same in white.

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Posted: 06/22/22 03:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Why do people think everything is Silicone??? Silicone is not a great adhesive.

DAP Easy-to-use acrylic latex that bonds like a glue and seals like a caulk. It tools easily and provides a durable, mildew resistant, watertight seal with excellent adhesion and flexibility.

They make the same in white.

[image]


Point taken, however, the tube that was included by the sink manufacturer with the new sink I bought was labeled as SILICONE adhesive/sealer. It also felt like silicone, Acrylic/latex caulks have a complete different feel and clean up easier than the caulk the manufacturer included.

While I generally agree that silicon caulks make for terrible general purpose sealants, in my case obviously the manufacturer of said sink must have thought it was a good enough to include a tube of SILICONE adhesive/sealant for mounting my sink.. If the manufacturer thought it was good enough, who am I to question their wisdom..

So far, it appears the manufacturer of my sink was correct as that sink hasn't moved one bit and it hasn't leaked ever..

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Posted: 06/22/22 03:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Why do people think everything is Silicone??? Silicone is not a great adhesive.

DAP Easy-to-use acrylic latex that bonds like a glue and seals like a caulk. It tools easily and provides a durable, mildew resistant, watertight seal with excellent adhesion and flexibility.

They make the same in white.

[image]

Thanks, I think this is a better choice than the butyl tape.

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Posted: 06/22/22 04:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

From Kohler sink manual..

HERE

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[image]Click For Full-Size Image.

Take note of the red circle at the top of the installation manual I added..

It reads SILICONE!

If Silicon is good enough for Kohler, it is good enough for myself.

I was very skeptical about it, but in this case, it really does work, just make sure it is BATH AND KITCHEN rated.. The Bath and Kitchen versions have antimold/mildew protection.

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Posted: 06/22/22 04:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

100% pure silicone is an excellent adhesive and is used extensively in aircraft assemblies and electronics to adhere and "rugadise" parts so they stay in place in high vibration applications - especially helicopters.
I used silicone to bond the porcelain sink in our last TT and it held firm for 13 years till we sold it.

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SFVdave wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Why do people think everything is Silicone??? Silicone is not a great adhesive.

DAP Easy-to-use acrylic latex that bonds like a glue and seals like a caulk. It tools easily and provides a durable, mildew resistant, watertight seal with excellent adhesion and flexibility.

They make the same in white.

[image]

Thanks, I think this is a better choice than the butyl tape.


EXACTLY!!!

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