Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 15
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DoItYourselfer Fails in less than a year
I bought this product to seal around a window on our motor home. I read all the reviews here, and the folks that love it really love it. Most of the negative reviews are about how hard it is to get out of the tube, which is very true. But I was willing to struggle with that and pay a premium price for a superior product. It worked and I sealed an exterior mirror as well as the window. Checked it a few months later and it looked clear and I put it out of my mind.
Well roll forward 9 months to our first rain and the product has COMPLETELY decayed - it must lack any UV resistance as the MH is parked outside. It turned yellow and cracked and chunks had fallen out and yes the inside of the MH was soaking wet. What really throws me is I was trying to just wipe the wet surface so I could put some tape on for an emergency repair and the caulk remaining is now like goo! That's right like the water is now dissolving it !!!
Bottom line is I'm going back to a good polyurethane or butyl sealant - this product is JUNK!
October 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DianaRV Buy a case
I have been useing this for years. I buy and sell RV campers and Motor homes. they all leak I use this because it works and last. Does NOT peal off. It is crystal clear. I use it on exterior around every seal and window vent etc. Hard to squeeze out of caulk gun but well worth the pain in hand. I'am a 58 year old woman.
September 12, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Photoleif Great sealant...if you can get it out of the tube
Application temp ~75°F, punctured the foil seal dozens of times. The pressure needed to extrude this sealant almost makes it not worth the results (which are very nice -- weather-ready in 30 mins, great looks). After applying a full tube of it, my hand is pretty sore. It is indeed crystal clear, not milky or cloudy at all, and for that it is a really important product I'm willing to put up with. It would be much easier to highly recommend if it could be applied with some sort of ease. If you don't have a grip of steel, this product will make you wonder if you have an old tube that has hardened in storage. My wife squeezed a couple inches of it out onto fresh window trim, and gave up. So much for sharing the work. Recommended uses: anywhere that truly clear caulk is needed, and you don't mind a 1/2" bead of it. If you want a small (e.g., 1/8") bead, expect very long application times, sore hands and a fair degree of frustration. Largely a relevant product but not at all what I would qualify as a great all-arounder.
I would recommend this product for its utility, but with strict qualifications concerning its the high effort required to apply it.
October 23, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DarthVader A REAL HASSLE TO USE
The sealant material itself is good quality definitely and that's not my complaint. The REAL problem with this stuff is that it's super hard to get it out of the canister. I cut off the whole dang threaded tip under the nozzle so the opening was basically a 1/2" in diameter. Then I screwed on the nozzle and cut an opening slightly larger than 1/4 inch. I had to wrap my gun with old rags to provide some cushioning against the pressure it took to get some of the sealant out. It was effing ridiculous. I'm 6' and 230 and I have a rugged grip but this stuff was such a pain in the butt to get it to come out. It made the job difficult and I ended up having to cut the opening larger at the base several times which got more junk on my hands, clothes, and other tools. I don't recommend this to anyone. Just use the other DAP window sealant - that stuff goes on and comes out nice and easy.
This is good high quality material but it's like squeezing sand out instead of sealant.
December 20, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Joe Not paintable.
I was thrilled to see what I thought was a premium, high quality, caulk that was also clear. I was very willing to pay a premium price to get a premium product. The application went well. It flowed well, and made a great looking job. I waited until the next day (24 hours later). I painted. The label on the caulking said to use high quality acrylic latex paint. I used Home Depot's own "high quality, 100% acrylic, latex paint". It doesn't stick to the caulking. It makes lines of no coverage, sort of like beading up. After the paint dried, the slightest rubbing takes it off.
I called the number on the tube, and DAP said it shouldn't do that. Try wiping first with rubbing alcohol. I took an area that wasn't yet painted, and wiped with rubbing alcohol. Same problem.
Now I need to spend hours trying to remove all of this high-priced caulk, replace with some other paintable caulk, and any of this that remains with something that'll make paint stick. I don't know what that might be.
October 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DarkNight Great product, but why change the packaging?
This is very good caulk I would say. I put it on some outside windows but didn't need to paint it so I can't comment on that. It stays in place and its' not too messy to work with. The tip design is not necessary as the old style has worked well for many years. With this one you need to unscrew the cap and slice off the plastic nub, but only just above the threads as you need to screw the cap back on. Then slice the tip to the size you need as usual. It works well enough I guess, it just seems they were trying to do something different when everyone is used to the old style where the seal is punched out through the tip. I would buy this again though.
September 29, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Hawk70 Tough to use
Don't know how well this stuff holds up, but I found it very difficult to apply. Other caulks I've used flow pretty easily, but this stuff was tough to get out of the tube. Maybe it was just the particular tube I got.
August 4, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Nick Not Paintable
Applied well but tried to paint the next day and it wouldn't take the paint, kept separating, contacted DAP but they didn't seem too concerned. Should be paintable after 30 min. according to the label.
June 22, 2015