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Old 10-25-2004, 04:46 PM   #1
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Bathroom Caulking

Anyone have any hints on replacing/adding caulk around the edges of the
shower? Mine appears to have been touched up a few times. It's not
in really bad shape, but I can tell it's going to need fixing.


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I have re-caulked the bathroom in a number of Airstreams. The GE Ivory silicone is the right color and is what is there now. Clean out as much of the old as possible before you apply the new. Cut the tip small, so you lay a narrow bead. Since it is inside and will be protected from the elements and is on fiberglass or ABS it will hold fine. You will be amazed at how much better it looks once you get it done.

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Old 10-25-2004, 09:10 PM   #3
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The finished product will look much nicer.

1. After removing the old caulking (if needed) wipe the area down with denatured alcohol. This will help the caulk adhere to the surface.

2. Then when applying the masking tape or painters tape leave yourself about an 1/8 inch on each side of the joint.

3. Run a bead of caulk down the joint after you have taped, then smooth your finger over the bead (wiping the excess on a paper towel as you go) and then peel off the tape.

Tuh Duh! Your finished product should look professionally done.

Oh yeah - if you are caulking up to the stainless or aluminim moulding around the shower door use clear caulking and yes, even with clear caulking tape your joints before running a bead.

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