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 Post subject: silicon that won't set!
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I recently put some new silicon around my shower base and let it set for over 24 hours. I had a shower this morning and discovered that it is still soft and coming away from the wall!

Am I doing something wrong?


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what brand of silicone was it?

critically, how think was the bead?

In normal circumstances, 24 hours should be ok, but there is never 'normal' circumstances.

Is it a new shower enclosure?

Were there any other chemicals in the area recently? (If you used a chemical aplication to remove old silicone, this may be a problem for instance).


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Was it silicone or was it marked up as bathroom sealant? Not the same thing I'm afraid :sad:

If it doesn't smell of vinegar I wouldn't use it :wink:


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Was it silicone or was it marked up as bathroom sealant? Not the same thing I'm afraid :sad:

If it doesn't smell of vinegar I wouldn't use it :wink:


Might have used silicon grease :roll:


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I once got some silicone and beaded around a window, then there was a knock at the door. I went and let my mate in and went to smooth it over and it had set :shock:

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decoraters caulk!!!

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guttering or poly sheet mastic probably :sad:

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Sounds like good old screwfix own brand.


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did you use low modulus silicon by any chance? or bathroom sealant, not silicon?


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