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Old 07-07-2011, 12:51 PM
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Default Warning GE Silicone II Caulk not curing!!!!!

Insulated and sealed a cable a few days ago (or at least I thought that I did)
I had opened a brand new tube of clear GE Silicone II... this stuff is not curing.... not even tacky... found out after the fact that the new "Environmentally friendly" formulation is not likely to cure if it is past its use by date.. now I have a huge mess to clean up and then need to repot the cable junction...

"THANK YOU GE!!!!!!"

here are some links

http://fixithouse.blogspot.com/2009/...k-warning.html

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...4065351AAsX1VW

http://forums.jlconline.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=41675

hope this saves anybody else a mess... yet another reason for me to avoid GE
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:57 PM
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Aren't we glad that it's environmentally safe though. The fact that it doesn't work is secondary.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:03 PM
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Thanks for the warning!

Once I discovered 3M 5200 Sealant Adhesive I'm only going to use sillycone "caulk" on items where the need to disassemble is more important than sealing.

Got a couple tubes at a flea market a while back and I'm in love. It's almost as wonderful as aircraft fuel tank sealant (Aircraft Spruce has that) which tops my fave goo list but is more expensive.

It's rated for thru-hull fittings on boats. It also sticks leather flaps to welding helmets, which many adhesives won't do well.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:09 PM
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This is a non acetic acid formula with "BioSeal"

here is the tube........ the expiration date is embossed on the tube end seal where the hanger is... and very difficult to see...

Keep in mind that this was a brand new tube bought and opened just for this job....
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:46 PM
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so excess tubes in the landfill, because everyone is throwing it away is environmentally friendly? All of the sudden I am hit by Ironic confusion-
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:58 PM
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I buy lots of clear GE silicone for work and I had that happen one time but, it was the blue and white tube. Never cured out over a week. Sticky pain in the ass it caused.
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This is a non acetic acid formula with "BioSeal"

here is the tube........ the expiration date is embossed on the tube end seal where the hanger is... and very difficult to see...

Keep in mind that this was a brand new tube bought and opened just for this job....
Says lifetime warranty. Email your problem. Bet they will handle it for you.
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:20 PM
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Emailed GE..... will keep you posted... BUT.....will not be holding my breath awaiting reply
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:44 AM
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Yeah, they're not kiddin' about that expiration date. I used some that was just a little out of date on my cellar doors. it was still gooey after a week. Had to unscrew the mounting flanges, wipe it all off and re-apply new stuff. Grrrrr.

Wouldn't have been so bad but, this was the final step, after a very lengthy rework of a set of brand new doors, to fit my oddball cellar entrance.

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Old 07-08-2011, 11:19 AM
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Default So Much for GE customer service...

"wish in one hand and sh*t in the other and see which one fills first"

got response from GE... basicly "Tough Sh*t"

I know I will spend my money elswhere in the future!!!!!!

Hello,

I am very sorry to hear what happened. When Silicone II expires (the same way it has been forever) the silicone will not cure. It is the stores job to rotate their stock and get expired material of any product off the shelves. I am not sure what you mean by "new environmentally friendly formulation" because as long as the silicone II has been out it has been the same.


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-----Original Message-----
From: siliconeorders@momentive.com [mailto:siliconeorders@momentive.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2011 5:16 PM
To: ASK GESA
Subject: From construction sealants website

Warning GE Silicone II Caulk not curing!!!!!
Insulated and sealed a cable a few days ago (or at least I thought that I did) I had opened a brand new tube of clear GE Silicone II... this stuff is not curing.... not even tacky... found out after the fact that the new \"Environmentally friendly\" formulation is not likely to cure if it is past its use by date.. now I have a huge mess to clean up and then need to repot the cable junction...

This is a non acetic acid formula with \"BioSeal\" GE280.... the expiration date is embossed on the tube end seal where the hanger is... and very difficult to see...

Keep in mind that this was a brand new tube bought and opened just for this job....

\"THANK YOU GE!!!!!!\"
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