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Old 11-22-2015, 11:01 PM   #1
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Question caulk suggestions please

Our kitchen sink never had any sealant around the edge of the sinks and the corian countertop. The DW sealed it with standard clear silicon and that lasted about a year or more and it is peeling up. Any suggestions of a good quality caulk that sticks to metal sink and corian?
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what a timing... lol... we noticed water in the kitchen drawers and traced the leaking to the edge of the sink. i thought to seal it with clear silicon tomorrow. looks like it won't last long... i'll wait to see what suggestions are coming in...
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what a timing... lol... we noticed water in the kitchen drawers and traced the leaking to the edge of the sink. i thought to seal it with clear silicon tomorrow. looks like it won't last long... i'll wait to see what suggestions are coming in...
Well, the clear silicon lasted a bit over a year but maybe we will get some better suggestions! I think the factory should have sealed it... oh well.
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Silicone calk should work if applied properly applied. You want to raise the sink and get a good bead under it. You can't rely on a bead around the edge.

Keep in mind that it wall not stick to any old calk, including itself. Before applying the calk, completely cla=ean away all old calk residue,

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Silicone calk should work if applied properly applied. You want to raise the sink and get a good bead under it. You can't rely on a bead around the edge.

Keep in mind that it wall not stick to any old calk, including itself. Before applying the calk, completely cla=ean away all old calk residue,

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Thanks Joel but if I can't raise the sink what is best? The sink looks like it is actually under the corian - in any event it would be a nightmare to raise the sink first.
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caulk suggestions please

Really the best solution is to remove the sink with the fixture. Clean the top and sink of old sealant. Then reinstall with new silicone caulk for kitchen/bath.

It sounds like a huge job, but it's really not that bad. You will spend more time constantly fixing leaks with any other method.

The factory most likely used plumbers putty tape and that didn't work well.

Do it right and you will only do it once.
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