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bioseal, DAP Silicone and GE II ?
#1
I went to home depot today and all they had in black was the stuff with Bioseal. I didn't buy it and still don't know if I should. This question has been asked a billion times I know and even I posted this question just recently. So what should I do. I couldn't find DAP that said it was food safe. And of course the toothless lady I asked had no idea. She got her supervisor, who incidently, had teeth but reeked of BO and he also was clueless. Any suggestions ? I won't ever post anything about GE II again, I promise.
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#2
From what i have read,it has always had bio-seal,but now its on the bottle just for marketing but Yes....it is still okay to use...
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#3
thanks i'll give it a try
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#4
Is the dap version okay as well? it has microban, which is their version of GE's bioseal. I'm assuming neither have changed and both are for marketing
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#5
If its the equivalent of bio-seal than i would assume so.
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#6
hey biocmp,

do you know something i don't? from a quick search it seems that the kitchen/bathroom silicone and anything like 'ultra' or 'titanium' contains the microban, but the "100% silicone" listed for indoor/outdoor, which carries the 'safe for food contact' label, doesn't appear to contain mold inhibitors.

mack
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#7
Yes, I believe you are right, but it doesn't come in black. I guess I am buying the one ofr doors/windows/molding, and it does come with the microban sticker. If you can find the food safe in black online, I am all ears and willing to purchase it.
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#8
i get it in black and brown (which is called bronze)from my local hardware store. ace also ordered it for me. you could also try dap's website
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#9
mack, mind posting a link?
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#10
http://www.dap.com/product_details.aspx?product_id=25 . the "almond" color is close the the color of unsealed foam, not very pretty for our purposes. bronze or black are what i use.
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#11
Sorry mack, I should have been more specific. I meant a place that sells it. I found it on dap's website, and I appreciate the help. But I can't find it at the local home depot or lowe's.
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#12
also, I've been using the alex ultra for the backs and completed 2 tanks with it. I am going to cycle it (aka--hook up the misters and let it get wet) for about a month before putting anything in it. I think I am going to take back what i have left and get just regular ge silicon II with bioseal. Nobody is having a problem with it, so that's what i might have to do
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