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Any suggestions, I am looking for a caulk that had the following features:

1- Will work in low temperatures.

2- Will expand and contract without cracking.

3- Not latex, I can't risk the product freezing.

4- Not poly, I can't wait weeks for it to cure during the winter.

5- Something that I can buy in bulk.

I currently use Sidewinder but it takes a while to tack over and when we have airborne debris (pollen, leaves, dust.....) it sticks to the caulking and makes my job look poor.

The product will be used on outside to caulk vinyl windows to wood or coil stock so it will need to expand any contract as the temperature changes.
 

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You need a 2K caulk. The choices would be:

Epoxy Siloxane
100% Polyurethane
Polyaspartic
Polyurea

Any of these chemistries (properly formulated) would work fine. You may have to adjust to a 2 component cartridge if you've never worked with one before.
 

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All 4 of those are 2K caulks... 2K urethane caulks can cure as quickly as 10 seconds... I believe that any of these chemistries will work fine for you. You just need to find one with the balance of work time and cure time that suits you. The 2K caulk comes in double tubes with a static mixer on the tip. So, if you get one that kicks too fast you're going to go through alot of the static mixing tips which can get kind of pricey.
Also, just about everything i formulate is 100% solids these days... sometimes I forget to specifically mention that. So, get one that is 100% solids.
 

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I've started using elastomeric caulks as they have the workability of a regular water base caulking, but has superb elasticity for joint expansion and contraction. DAP has DynaFlex230, Sherwin Williams has "SherMax" and I'm sure there's plenty others. Avg cost around $3/tube.
 

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Any suggestions, I am looking for a caulk that had the following features:

1- Will work in low temperatures.

2- Will expand and contract without cracking.

3- Not latex, I can't risk the product freezing.

4- Not poly, I can't wait weeks for it to cure during the winter.

5- Something that I can buy in bulk.

I currently use Sidewinder but it takes a while to tack over and when we have airborne debris (pollen, leaves, dust.....) it sticks to the caulking and makes my job look poor.

The product will be used on outside to caulk vinyl windows to wood or coil stock so it will need to expand any contract as the temperature changes.


it is the year 2011 an we dont use caulk any more :( ....
 

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FHI Decks & Windows said:
Any suggestions, I am looking for a caulk that had the following features:

1- Will work in low temperatures.

2- Will expand and contract without cracking.

3- Not latex, I can't risk the product freezing.

4- Not poly, I can't wait weeks for it to cure during the winter.

5- Something that I can buy in bulk.

I currently use Sidewinder but it takes a while to tack over and when we have airborne debris (pollen, leaves, dust.....) it sticks to the caulking and makes my job look poor.

The product will be used on outside to caulk vinyl windows to wood or coil stock so it will need to expand any contract as the temperature changes.
Ask Sherwin Williams.
 

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Let me get in on this amazing thread bump.

Use what ever you have the best experience with. If you don't have experience go get some and report back to this thread in five years. :D
 
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