Silicone Seals -look for Neutral Cure
- Hi,I've been trying to get a grip on silicone sealants ,reading the
many many posts on it.People have mentioned RTV but some RTV's can
have that acetic acid smell.
After a little searching on the net i have found that you need to
look for a non-acetic cure silicone.To get this you need to read the
label an find one that says "Neutral Cure" -it really is Alcohol
also note that the vinegar smelling ones are not to be used on
stainless steel an are considered corrosive.Aquarium grade silicone
RTV can possibly be acetic acid based so be aware.
for my final net reference on it i found this data
Hope this may help other people come to grips with the many ,many
types of silicones available an get the proper one.
Oh,other topic for Universal Mash -for people using
fertilizers,please let us know what type or the main 3 components in
it,since they can all vary a lot. Maybe we can find just the right
ingredients needed with no extra chemicals.
- Using silicone? I never have, but I probably would if I thought I
needed it. I am a simple man and over thinking gives me hives. If I
wanted answers on how certain silicone reacts to solvents, such as
alcohol. I would place several dabs of different silicones on a piece
of wax paper and allow them to fully cure. Drop those dabs into a jar
along with some alcohol, perhaps apply heat? leave them for a time and
see how or if they hold their composure.