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Old 18-02-2009, 21:15   #1
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Preserve Ur caulking-FYI

Just a little FYI I thought I'd share. I always buy caulking/sealer in the large 10.1 oz (300 ml) tubes, whether it be for home or the boat. After a few times of loosing half a tube, or more, after letting it sit over time, I've come up with a method to preserve it for quite a while.

This picture below is of a tube I've been using for over a year now and is about half done. The last time I opened it, before today, was in Oct. 4 months ago. It had only hardened about 1/4" into the nozzle and was completely soft otherwise.

What I do after use is make sure the snap-on cap & nozzle is clean before assembly. Then I install two little condoms (from the hardware stores) and the put it in a 1 gal. ziploc bag. I squeeze out all the air, seal it up and the wrap tape around to hold it in place. Then store it in a cool place. In the bilges of the boat seems to be fine.


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Old 18-02-2009, 22:09   #2
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Sorry, but the Boatlife Lifecaulk does not harden. Great stuff. See how far this get with a tube of 3M 5200. That stuff will go off in an unopend tube.
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