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silicone caulk reacting with painted cabinets

Posted by barista9 (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 1, 14 at 20:18

We're going to contact the cabinet manufacturer first thing tomorrow, but if anyone knows what could be tried in the interim it would be great.

I just put clear silicone caulk between the granite and the backslash, everything was fine. I also applied caulk on the joint of the panel for the refrigerator cabinet and the granite, at this place, the panel turned green/yellow after about an hour. I tried cleaning it up with hot water, the silicone came off but the discolouring stayed. Any idea what kind of reaction happened there, so I can be more prepared when talking to the manufacturer rep?

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RE: silicone caulk reacting with painted cabinets

details ?

RE: silicone caulk reacting with painted cabinets

Probably a reaction between the acetic acid released by the caulk and the panel material-- what's it made of?

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