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Old 06-23-2019, 08:16 PM   #1
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Hi all,
I am sick and tired of silicone caulking, its a pain in the ass to remove - nearly impossible to get rid of once its time is up.

What caulking do you guys use that is not only good, but easy to remove when necessary? (i.e remove the caulking every 3 years and reset new caulking)
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Old 06-23-2019, 09:46 PM   #2
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What application are we talking about here? They make temporary caulking for sealing drafty windows and stuff during the winter months that can be peeled off in the spring but that’s a lot different than any application I would use silicone for. Proper caulking selection and application technique seems like it would be the remedy for a 3 year failure cycle.

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I have silicone on my 70's shower door that still works. Why would you need to redo it?

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Just use caulk remover.
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Personally, I love Dynaflex 230. Like you, I hate silicone caulk, and refuse to use it.

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Also started using Dynaflex 230.

I found the silicone not adhering to aluminum coil stock and/or vinyl windows. At first it looks great. A year or two later, it has come loose from one or the other and can be peeled off by hand.

What situation are you removing caulking only to re-apply it, every 3 years?

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