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  1. david stanton

    david stanton New Member

    does anyone have any top tips for sealing around a bath, its currently silicon which has perished, so needs re doing and wondering it there is anything new fangled or does a better job? T
    he problem is the bath has a roll on the edge and not a square edge, so last time i had to use two tubes, one that sort of gunked up the gap to try and seal and then used the second tube to try and form a nicer 'top coat' edge all the way around but ended up a bit dodgy in the wall corner as the roll edge made a bigger gap there.
     
  2. Pickwickpick

    Pickwickpick Top Contributor!!

    It takes a bit longer but I often use masking tape, it allows you to get some very sharp lines. Cutting the nozzel so its close to the size of bead you need is also vital, if its too small you end up having to do a second pass which is invariably messy, too much and you also make a mess and don't get a nice profile.

    Also don't forget to fill the bath with water before you do the silicone.
     
  3. david stanton

    david stanton New Member

    ok cheers, its more the roll on the bath thats the problem, the 'gap' , V ish shape it creates is far to big to get a one pass to fill it. There's no product you can put in the V gap and then go over the top of that with a one pass?
     
  4. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Any pictures mate.
     
  5. david stanton

    david stanton New Member

    main problem area, its gets a smaller gap further back, and roll edge to deal with. the walls not completely square, so cant get gap an smaller by trying to move bath

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  6. david stanton

    david stanton New Member

    oh hang on, from memory, last time i folded a bit of cardboard into a sort of triangle shape and wedged that in there, so as to try fill the gap a bit and let the silicon sit on top of it and seal, but there gotta be a better way?
     
  7. Gasmk1

    Gasmk1 GSR

    get yourself a silicon tool like the Fugi kit
     
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  8. WC1

    WC1 Active Member

    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019
  9. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    You can get foam filler strip but I would remove all of the silicone and depending on how much gap there is

    Do a first fill wait for that to dry then do the final fill / contour
     
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