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Old 12-22-2009, 05:58 AM   #1
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i followed up on a call back for a bath reno we finished 3 weeks ago. one of the last things we do getting out of a bath job is clean everything up, and put in the glass & mirrors. i remember in the morning thinking to myself that i know i have a full tube of silicone in the basement... anyone catching on?

so i go there and look at the tub and there is smudges of silicone ALL OVER from her trying to clean... i touches it and rubbed it and it was still tacky/wet! i told her i would remove all the un cured calk, clean up the tub, and re silicone everything properly.

i have never heard before now that silicone actully expires i can say that i have never read the label to see not to use after 12/08...

so i spent most of the day learning a lesson on why it's better to just buy new... spen the friggen 5 bucks!!!
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:33 AM   #2
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Funny,
Happened to me a few weeks ago caulking around a pre-fab niche for a custom shower.
I don't think it would have ever dried.

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That's a new one on me!
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:18 AM   #4
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that sucks! im kinda glad im not the only one though...

does anyone know if silicone has always had a 1 year shelf life? or is it only recently with all the voc compliances and re formulations of the last few years?
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Dont let it cook inside your truck or trailer during the hot summer either... That'll ruin it as well.

Learned that the hard way.
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Wow! Thats good info. Is there a date on the tube? I've never noticed one. How would you know that its not old silicone that hasn't sold?
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I shop for adhesives and stuff like i shop for meat. So many things we use like that have use by dates.
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Yeah its had an expiration date for quite a few years anyhow. I've bought more than one expired tube off the shelf before which didnt make me to happy when i got back. It tends to not be one of the first things i look for.
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..... Is there a date on the tube? I've never noticed one.....
Most of them have a date code
on the push cap inside the tube.
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:01 PM   #10
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Wow! Thats good info. Is there a date on the tube? I've never noticed one. How would you know that its not old silicone that hasn't sold?
the tube i had, the experation date was on the bottom of the tube under the labeling
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Yes that's true with any type of caulking or glue. If it sits around long enough it will be like a rock.
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"The stingiest person always spends the most."
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Thanks for the heads-up! I have never encountered that problem, and hopefully never will!
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I too learned the hard way . Now if I have leftover I return it (HD,Lowes) any partial tubes go right into the trash. In fact I no longer want any leftover material, just cleaned up years of leftovers,
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I learned about it the hard way about 2 months ago. Bath toilet and floor replacement. Could just wipe it up with toilet paper. Wet as the day I used it.
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thanks for the info
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Some caulk doesn't like to be left in the REALLY cold outside either.

Also found out that PL expires and Hilti Chemical Anchors expire.
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Yup just cleaned out my basement and threw away about 60 tubes that were no good.
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Some caulk doesn't like to be left in the REALLY cold outside either.

Also found out that PL expires and Hilti Chemical Anchors expire.
that's not good! now i gotta go see if my cases of solar seal expire i got a "good deal" on buying a bunch of boxes at once... maybe not such a good deal....

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