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Re: Storing leftover silicone sealant
I overcome that in one of two ways. One is to remove the tapered applicator
tip and replace the original cap on the tube tightly. You can always clean
out the hardened silicone from the tapered tip fairly easily with a thin
The other way is to leave the tapered applicator tip on the tube and put a 1"
long machine screw in the tip. Just thread it in as far as it will go. This
usually seals the end pretty well. Then just back out the screw the next time
use use it.
Dennis W Heltzel wrote:
> Does anyone have any hints for how to keep a tube of silicone sealant
> usable ? No matter how tightly I cover the tip, it "cures" progressively
> down the tube and it is very hard to remove the plug of cured sealant to
> use the remainder of the tube. Right now, I figure on only getting 1-2
> days of use from a entire tube.
> I figure someone who understands exactly how this stuff cures has figured
> out a magic formula for stopping the curing process and extending the
> Dennis Heltzel
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