Rated 3.9 out of 5Â by 13
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by New2Quad Great product, but you will need a good quality caulking gun
This caulk pretty much sticks to anything. I used this to seal around the doors an windows and the results were great. You will need a very good quality caulk gun, please read the paragraph below to know about my experience. Quad clear is more like a dissolved rubbery plastic than a caulk. It is a great product for various applications as listed on the tube, and to add to that list, I have used this to seal 1/8 to 1/4" cracks on the driveway as well. By the way, this works better than the rope like product sold at the home depot that you can use to fill the crack and then use a propane flame to melt it. That too is a good product, but IMHO quad clear is better.... of course this is an off-label use, therefore use it at your own risk.
If your last caulking job was using the basic silicone caulk that flows easily out of the tube with a little push of the trigger, please know that the same low cost caulk gun will probably start bending before your are done with the full tube of Quad caulk (clear or any color). Quad is not the most easily flowing product, so you will need to have a good quality caulking gun. You will also need to have a good control of the gun when in use, because this will pretty much stick to anything out-there and therefore you could have a lot of cleaning to do if you are not in control. I have made this mistake, and at first thought that the problem was the hardened caulk in the tube, but I was wrong. As most rookies, I used the cheapest gun (something like 2 or 3 bucks) and paid the price in clean-up and a bent caulk gun. Recently I spent almost 14 bucks on a caulk gun at the HD store. The difference was night an day. The same tube that bent my 2 dollar gun, began to flow the caulk effortlessly. The difference between the guns is thicker metal, longer lever and a favorable ratio (kind of riding you bike on a lower gear when climbing up a hill). Now that I was not using all my might to push the caulk, I had the full control of the gun. The results were as good as a pro. Please keep this in mind when reviewing the negative reviews.
January 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Eddiemoney Best I have ever used
I would have to strongly disagree with some of the above statements about this stuff being difficult to use for a novice. I found this stuff came out of the gun smoother and more evenly than any other I have used, and it is VERY easy to lay down a perfect bead. I bet I know why a lot of people find it hard to use. Most amateurs are accustomed to standard caulks that ooze out of the gun uncontrollably if you don't handle the gun like you've done it a million times. Then they just jab a wet finger in it and smooth it until it looks right and completely fills the gap. So if you grab a tube of this stuff and just shoot it out without making an effort to be smooth on the trigger and get it right where you want it, you will end up with a mess that cannot be fixed by tooling or smoothing. But if you put even the minimal amount of effort into pulling the trigger and moving the gun smoothly you should get a bead that needs no tooling. And any minor problems should fix themselves when it levels itself. I am horrible with caulk but this is the only time I've ever been able to lay down a bead that looked so good right out of the gun. Every other caulk I have used seems to go all over the place as soon as it comes out of the nozzle.
June 10, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by TonyStark Disappointed, does not adhere well to concrete & steel
I tried to seal a bilco door to concrete foundation using OSI Quad. It was difficult to expel from the tube and adhered more to the tube neck than either the concrete or the steel body of the bilco door. It visibly didn't form a complete seal between the materials.
I tried OSI Quad as a less expensive alternative to DAP Model # 18384 Internet # 100134278 Store SKU # 284697 10.1 oz. Flexible Clear Sealant but found it to be a frustrating waste of time. I returned the remaining portion of tube 1 and the unopened tube 2 for a refund.
DAP Model # 18384 Internet # 100134278 Store SKU # 284697 10.1 oz. Flexible Clear Sealant worked perfectly. For a couple of dollars more per tube, it is money very well spent.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by MWplus Not your "regular" caulk. Learn how to use it before buying!
As others have noted here, QUAD requires some skill in application. I can't count how many times I've seen "regular" caulk applied wrong/poorly. It's not rocket science, but you MUST know what you are doing with this caulk. I have not seen anyone here explain the major difference-- you do NOT tool QUAD. That is, if you usually run your finger or a caulk bead tool across your latex or silicone joints, you SHOULD NOT do that with QUAD!! You'll easily screw up the joint. Tooling will likely pull this elastomeric caulk out of the joint. It's a simple bead; apply it correctly and then don't futz with it! At MINIMUM, I recommend viewing their video explaining how it's applied. See youtube video called "OSI QUAD Advanced Formula Sealant is Self-Tooling".
April 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by TERRY Use a solvent
Colored is easier to work with. To remove caulk from clothing and skin etc. use a solvent. The same for smoothing our ridges.
Mineral spirits works well and is my choice.
After cleam up wash hands with soap and water.
Wash clothes before wearing again.
A little trickier than latex baed caulk but worth the effort - once and done.
October 1, 2012