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How do I place caulk strip around bathtub with curved corner edge

Posted by lpalta (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 31, 14 at 9:12

All brands of caulking strips/instructions are for 90 degree corner edges. You just cut and stick. Our shower is a tub surround with curved corners. I can't get the strips to flex firmly into the corners? Help, please...


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RE: How do I place caulk strip around bathtub with curved corner

Use a tube for the corners. I prefer a good silicone from a tube everywhere as opposed to the strip I feel they seal better.


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RE: How do I place caulk strip around bathtub with curved corner

Have you ever used those strips before? I have, many many years ago. IMO they aren't a good substitute for the real (silicone) thing. They don't' seal as well and don't look as good OR last as long.


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RE: How do I place caulk strip around bathtub with curved corner

Tube caulk is definitely better long term, and also for looks IMHO. If you are unsure how to do it, there are You-Tube videos showing several different ways to get clean sharp lines.

-Babka


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RE: How do I place caulk strip around bathtub with curved corner

Oh golly, I forgot to mention the reason I am using the strips instead of the tube caulk. The surround was cut about 1/2 inch high at one end. I can do a thin strip as shown in the You-Tube videos, but murder it when trying to cover up the mistake made in cutting with the tube caulk. I will show picture when I decide which way to go. Oh, don't laugh. The tub is lavender!


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RE: How do I place caulk strip around bathtub with curved corner

Are you expecting the strip to be waterproof?
I would fill the gap with clear silicon, multiple stages if necessary, then use the strip as a beauty cover. If you cant bend it around a curve, it must have a bottom piece. Slice it where you want it to bend. Or cut it off if feeling lucky.


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RE: How do I place caulk strip around bathtub with curved corner

Tim- good answer! I agree. Use silicone to seal and waterproof. Then use the strip as a "beauty" strip. Can you notch the strip to fit before removing the backing to see how it fits around the bend?

-Babka


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RE: How do I place caulk strip around bathtub with curved corner

OMG, thanks for the waterproof/notching advice. I will give it a try and post pictures when done...


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