Return to the Bathrooms Forum | Post a Follow-Up

caulking for shower enclosure to tile is peeling away

Posted by dave120 (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 17, 12 at 14:20

I have a neo-angle shower that has a tiled curb and I installed a framed glass enclosure about 2 1/2 yrs ago. The problem I am having is that the base frame had to be resealed to the curb because water was leaking out the front of the shower frame through the bottom hinge insert for the door which I found a way to keep that from happening. The problem I am having now is the caulking seems to be peeling away from the frame allowing water to enter the frame again and flow out through the front. I lifted the entire frame to allow the whole area to dry completely before stripping all of the old caulking away. I have thoroughly cleaned the frame and tile areas with acetone where the caulk was applied. I allowed the caulk to set for 3 days prior to using the shower again. I used a kitchen and bath adhesive caulk to seal the entire enclosure and that caulk is still adhering to the main side rails which hold the glass sections and they have not seen any signs of peeling away. I was thinking of using a 100% silicone sealant instead of caulk. Would that work better or is there a better alternative? I really do not want to do this again, it is a major pain.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: caulking for shower enclosure to tile is peeling away

Yes by all means, 100% silicone, preferably mildew resistant.
CR Laurence or Dow 795 (I believe) are good silicone's to use.

RE: caulking for shower enclosure to tile is peeling away

Thanks for the reply, it's appreciated.

RE: caulking for shower enclosure to tile is peeling away

Dow is 786 sorry

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Bathrooms Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here