Yesterday we prepped and caulked the hatch
on our Westsail 32 with Teak
Decking Systems 440 black caulk. I followed all the directions: Seams were very dry, sanded, acetoned and taped prior to caulking.
After we applied the caulk and pulled up the tape we realized a storm was approaching much quicker than expected.
It wasn't forecast
until tonight. We rigged up a tarp and the rain came 5 hours after we laid the last caulk seam. The temps were about 70 degrees for those 5 hours.
I went back today and check and found the teak
and seams had gotten a little wet, not soaked but definitely wet.
Is this going to effect the caulk adhesion in the seams? I have looked EVERYWHERE online but only find the recommendation that the seams be dry before caulk, the caulk is tack free in 20-40 minutes and it takes 48 hours until it's cured enough to sand.
The caulk has some sort of silicone like properties, but not exactly.
I'm hoping someone on here can give me the good news of a similar situation where rain after caulking did not mess up the seam watertightness.