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Old 11-08-2010, 05:27 PM   #1
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Low Temperature Caulk


Gentlemen,

I'm going to be stuck doing some windows closer to Christmas. I nkow they make special low-temperature caulk that you can apply down below freezing for just such applications, but darn if I can find an actual brand/product name online. And my local hardware store doesn't carry any.

Can someone please give me some brand/product names I can go looking for?

Thanks.
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:35 PM   #2
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Where are you located? Not in your profile.

Are we talking 35deg or -35deg?

Most caulks can be applied down to 40deg.

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I'm guessing 15F to 30F by then.
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http://www.tremcosealants.com/filesh...HERproduct.pdf
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Can sikaflex be used down to that temp? You'd have a hard time getting it out of the tube if it wasn't preheated.
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I install all year. put an electric heater in your truck(or in a cooler) and keep your caulking warm, put extra tubes in your shirt while caulking . I use mulco brand, which is similar to Tremco, it cures by off-gassing, can use it "any" temp, as long as surface is dry
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Geocel 2300. Works down to zero F and sticks to moist surfaces.

http://www.geocelusa.com/core/prdb/p...heet_pdf_7.pdf
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All excellent info that I'll follow up on. Thanks, gents.
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I'm guessing 15F to 30F by then.
Uh, Bob?

That was a subtle hint.
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we have a heat gun pointed at a case of caulking tipped on its side and pull out a couple tubes at a time, keep them in your jacket to keep it and you warm
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Dap 3.0 is good to -35 We used that all last winter without any trouble.

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Maybe this would work for you at least to keep it warm before applying?

http://www.caulkwarmer.com/
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Maybe this would work for you ...http://www.caulkwarmer.com/
"Tile Lady" proposes a caulk-warmer.

You can't make this stuff up.
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"Tile Lady" proposes a caulk-warmer.

You can't make this stuff up.
And what is that supposed to mean?
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tile ladys goin to kick your a$$ bob,you just need a nice warm place to keep your caulk in...huh tile lady?





....i'd just like to know how to keep my sealant warm
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always keep the caulk warm, cold caulk doesn't come up (the tube that is)
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Re: Low Temperature Caulk


Actually registered for this forum to reply in this thread.

I've been doing a lot of window jobs this past year, winter included, and have been on a quest to find the perfect caulk.

So far, I have to agree with Premier and give my vote to the Dap 3.0 Unfortunately though, the Dap is crazy expensive. Something in the neighborhood of 5 to 6 dollars a tube, if you can find a good deal. Titebond also makes an all weather caulk which is also "green" if that's how you get your kicks. It's almost 2 dollars cheaper per tube than the Dap, but it's murder on the hands to apply. You actually have to heat it(room temperature does not cut it) to get it to flow with any kind of ease. If you're installing any more than 5 windows your hands will be killing you from squeezing this stuff out of the tubes.

I hate to be contrary in my very first post on here, but everyone who is suggesting simply heating caulk before applying it is not taking into account that regular caulk applied in freezing conditions will most definitely harden and crack. If you think you can seal your window exteriors with regular painter's caulk in 15 degree weather then mister, you have a rude awakening ahead of you when your customer calls you to tell you that all that caulk you applied froze, cracked, then fell out the very next day.

If anybody else has any other suggestions for sub zero caulks that are cheaper than 5 bucks a tube, please please please speak up! I'm always on the hunt!

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