Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 16
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wroots After reading through all of the reviews and finding RiverTrail's and TreeDoctor's particularly helpful, I decided it was worth checking the expiry date and doing a test strip and then leaving it for an hour to see if had started to cure. And it had, so I assumed it was still healthy. The tube was around half full and the expiry date was January 2018. I had put the cap back on and tightly wrapped masking tape around the nozzle to seal it four months ago when I last used it. I always do this because in my experience the caps don't seal properly on any kind of caulk.
For those who find silicone caulk a pain to work with (after all, it is very nasty sticky stuff), what I do is run masking tape along both sides of where I intend to place the bead of caulk. Once I've applied the caulk I run a wet finger along the bead to smooth it and remove the excess, and then immediately peel off the tape. No mess! It takes a bit of time to apply the masking tape, particularly around curves like on sinks and toilets, but it's worth it because it eliminates the mess and there is no need to "tool" the caulk.
I am not giving this product a five star rating because I don't know yet whether it matches up to its durability claims.
October 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Viper works as it should
This works very well to the point where it's the only one I buy I don't even look at other brands
August 31, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Matteo Worthless
I ignored the bad reviews...my own fault. I figured I could get one use out of it -- all I needed at the moment -- and throw out the rest of the tube if necessary. Nope! I cut off the tip and as soon as I started to squeeze to apply the silicone, the plastic container broke open. Didn't get one useful drop out. Now I have to head back to return a $4 product, probably not even worth it. DON'T BUY THIS!
June 6, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TreeDoctor Great product; terrible packaging, but there's a remedy
Sometimes it's hard to avoid the "paranoid style", when dealing with corporate America. This is a great product, but 6 months after you use if for the first time, you'll come back to find the part that remains in the tube dried out, even if you carefully tighten the cap. With millions of dollars spent on product packaging, it's hard to imagine this problem could not have been solved by GE, but I don't think it's in their interest to do so. I believe a better financial strategy is that they want you to use the product AND to like it... but when you go to reuse it again in 6 months, you find the remaining material is dried out, and have to purchase a new tube. I've found a way to get around this, however: In order to seal the gap in the ill-fitting top, that allows the solvent (acetone, maybe?) to escape, I wrapped a short length of clear cellophane tape (not the disappearing kind, which is thinner; but the clear, glossy kind) around the tip of the tube before re-affixing the lid. The additional thickness and elasticity of the tape is perfect to create an effective seal. It will still have a limited lifespan, as I'm sure the tube itself will allow slow diffusion of the solvent, but at least it will help!
April 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ATL16 I'd stay "clear" of this product.
I'm a plumber who, as of yesterday, used to buy multiple tubes of this silicone per month. However, it's become almost routine for a tube to split open along the back seam (even brand new tubes) and create a huge mess. A more important problem though, is having some drain flange applications (for lavatory's or tubs) never cure properly and then leak after waiting several hours before testing---not fun to fix. Therefore, my trust in this product is now non-existent.
January 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MIRob what happened?
Ive been using this product for years. The seam at the end of the tube constantly busts open now and makes a large mess. What happened!?
February 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LongTrail Check the expiration date
This is an excellent product so long as it's not old product. Make sure you check the expiration date before applying silicone to your project as the hardening agent can go bad as the product ages. While all silicone can go bad, this particular product seems to go bad quicker than others. I'm not sure why that is. You'll know it's bad when you end up with a sticky mess that won't ever cure. I suggest a quick test of the product to see if it'll start to dry, you don't have to wait the whole day, just see if it starts to get tack-free in 30 minutes...if feels like goo an hour later at room temperature then it's likely not going to harden at all. Paper towels and rubbing alcohol works pretty well to remove bad Silicone II for those of you that have learned this the hard way. Also, it does release methanol and ammonia during cure, so it will have those types of smell. They're strong at first, but they dissipate rather quickly like they would if you washed your kitchen floor with diluted ammonia.
October 26, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by KingRoy Garbage
After first use (which went smoothly) it was a struggle to get the caulk out of the tube. It had been capped properly but yet it was if ALL of it hardened overnight IN THE TUBE.
June 13, 2015