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Old 07-07-2012, 02:38 PM   #15
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Question re: Simpson ISR 70-03 caulk (as vulkem substitute)

Am enjoying your thread on the V-View repairs.

Especially interested in the caulk you have used.
Have you ever applied Vulkem anywhere? I ask so that if so, you might give us a comparison to the properties and application "ease" or lack of it of both (relative to each other). How about clean-up of the Simpson?
What color is it and do you think the opened tube will have any shelf-life at all? Are you keeping it in a refrigerator? Or does a vista view take a whole tube? or more..?

Also I hope you will follow up when enough time has gone by to judge the setting and such results.
BTW what is the approx cost of the stuff?
I am assuming it comes in standard caulk tube size ?? Would that be correct?


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Old 07-07-2012, 08:36 PM   #16
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I have never used Vulkem. When I first went to the industrial supply in Winnipeg to get Vulkem, the sales person I talked to said they had Vulkem, but their customers had switched to the Simpson product. The color is grey, and I have used it to do all of the necesssary recaulking on the trailer for the last 3 years. Very easy to work with, comes in a standard size caulking tube, and the cost is $9.72 a tube. It cleans up very easy, sets up quite quickly, and if used sparingly and properly little cleanup is required. I use a nail in the end of the tube and wrap the end with plastic and seal with an elastic band. I have had a tube still useable after 2 years, just sitting in the shop. The caulking around a Vista uses very little, probably 1 tube will do all 5, and I will still have some left over.
This product is not only a sealer, but has adhesive properties as well. I work in the building material industry, so have contacts with many industrial suppliers, which really helps when doing this type of project. And if all else fails, "Ask Andy".

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