Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 14
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RJFlash Great for Glass, Silicone rubber, Metal...
Excellent adhesion to glass, fiberglass, ceramics, silicone rubber, metal(aluminum), certain plastics, etc...
Quickly cures, but not that hard to work with (just don't be slow).
If this caulk seems to not work good for you, it's because you just don't know how to work with the caulk.
Leave it to the pros...
or, just make sure to properly prep surface before applying; as with any glue/adhesive.
March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mathieu All silicone products should be like this one
I used a regular silicone for my bath tub. One year later, I had to remove it because it went yellow with moisture.
Then I used this product. The results are what we would expect. No moisture, no discoloration.
However. Do not use this product if your are not used with applying silicone. It is extremely hard to clean, will stick to your fingers like nothing else (I always use nitrile gloves). I use a lot of paper tissue because once I clean some silicone, I throw that paper piece and use a new one. This product must be applied directly with the tube tip, so no fingers passing to flatten it.
Another surprising major drawback is that once dried, it is really hard to be removed. In 5 or 10 years, it won't be fun to remove it to refresh the bath.
July 23, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 5StarReviews Faulty packaging
The caulk itself is great; HOWEVER, after snipping off the tip of a new tube, the caulk would not come out the tip and came out of the other end, creating a huge mess. It must have already been solid near the tip, and I had to dispose of my caulking gun. Will stick to DAP in the future.
August 7, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by cleanfreak Not mold resistant!!!
I only bought it so it would be mold resistant, it wasn't! As for the "messyness" everyone was complaining about I have a trick for that but if the product doesn't do what it says I don't see how it would be helpful. You basically have to put tape around the area you want to apply it on so that it doesn't smear to another part of your countertop, tub, etc. Once it hits your countertop good luck getting it off!! As long as you have the tape at least you will have clean lines when you take it off....take it off as soon as you finish wiping and have a smooth finish (just do not use water to get that smooth finish....it will not work!). Good luck and if anyone knows of a product that doesn't get all icky after a few showers or rounds of washing the dishes, I would love to know what it is!
December 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MattW Great stuff!
I found the GE Silicone 2 to be relatively simple to work with (if you prepare appropriately) and it looks fantastic when you are done. It has a somewhat unpleasant smell for the first 24-48 hours, so be sure to have the bathroom fan on or windows open. I used a spatula-like caulk finishing tool (Hyde 43645) for smoothing and didn't bother with the painter's tape. I found a box of latex gloves to be extremely helpful. As soon as my hands started to get messy, I just changed gloves and carried on. I hadn't heard of practicing on a cardboard box, but as a caulking rookie, it is probably something I should have done! With a little trial-and-error, the shower ended up looking great. Highly recommended product!
May 26, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by okashira A Let down
Nothing is worse then going through all the work of removing old caulk, grout, bleaching, cleaning, wiping with alcohol just to end up with terrible looking caulk lines because this stuff cures too fast and bunches up.
Ask yourself if you really need a fast drying caulk.
I was deprived of my usual satisfaction when completing a project because of this stuff. Now I have to look at these ugly caulk lines for who knows how long. Not worth re-doing.
July 21, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Nickva Not for amateurs!!!
This is a product that is not for those with just casual skill with caulking. Being 100% silicone means there is no water cleanup. So, the user must be very skilled at applying and smoothing with little margin of error. I have little doubt that this caulking will be around for years to come, but I think that GE and retailer should be more specific that this is not an easy to use product for lesser skilled user.
October 5, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Scientist Extremely difficult to work with
I'm not a professional, but I have caulked several times. I actually just got done redoing the plumbing, installing the bathtub and doing really big tile job in my bathroom- lots of small subway brick tiles and the floor. We're talking hundreds of tiles and it came out great. The reason I'm saying that is I'm reasonably handy and thought the caulk would be the easiest part of my job.
What a nightmare. This stuff is a complete disaster. You can't clean it up with anything, it's really thick and goopy and doesn't flow well at all. On top of that it dries really quickly so you have almost no time to go back and correct anything that doesn't look good. I had a caulk applying tool and the scraping section of the tool left a lot of this caulk behind. I had to go back later and cut it off with a knife.
Caulk is too shiny, too. I would like a more matt finish white. This stuff is really high gloss and attracts a lot of attention. Not really the point of caulk, especially when my grout lines are matte white.
The really disappointing part was getting done doing this caulk job and thinking it made all my hours of tiling look like junk due to a lousy caulk job.
I would avoid this stuff and get something you can do water clean up with and flows more easily. How fast do you really need this stuff to dry? Get something that takes more time and allows you to work with it longer.
August 26, 2014