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...jammin
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What's the best way to fill-in/seal-up small holes (nail holes) in vinyl siding?
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No, you use a siding zip tool. It's just a very small cup shaped flat bar. The siding unzips at the locking edge on the bottom of each panel.

Bob
 

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...jammin
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Ah, I see
Hmmm...this stuff is ancient and faded
I was just going to remove two downspouts that don't connect to anything
I doubt it's be worth it to replace the siding in those areas, and new stuff won't match that's for sure
-not that the whole place doesn't need it, it definitely needs it
A dozen dots of silicone won't be noticed, I may try that
Thank you
 

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We've used silicone in the past. I tried to use too much then smooth it with a putty knife. Anywhere a screw or nail has been in vynil or aluminum needs to be flattened as best as you can before you attempt to fill it.
 

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Humble Abode said:
We've used silicone in the past. I tried to use too much then smooth it with a putty knife. Anywhere a screw or nail has been in vynil or aluminum needs to be flattened as best as you can before you attempt to fill it.
Gotcha, thank you
 

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try looking in the caulk isle of a box store (i.e. HD)-there is some 'siding' caulk that's not as difficult to work with as silicone and may be paintable and available in popular colors.
 
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