A: Thank you for your question. OSI QUAD Sealant is a solvent-based sealant product designed for exterior weatherproofing applications and would not be recommended to install weatherstripping. The specific types of products needed for your application will depend on the composition of your weatherstripping and we recommend following the weatherstripping manufacturer's instructions for installation. Many adhesive products may experience bonding difficulties to rubber compositions and testing is typically recommended prior to use in your entire application.
A: Thank you for your question. You may call our technical team at 1-800-624-7767 for assistance.
A: Thank you for the question. When using OSI QUAD Sealant, all surfaces should be clean, dry, and free of old caulking, grease, dust, frost, ice, snow, surface water, and other contaminants or materials that can interfere with adhesion.
A: Thank you for the question. OSI QUAD is a solvent-based sealant and may or may not be recommended for your project. This sealant takes 7-14 days to fully cure before painting and we recommend using a latex paint or primer. Testing for compatibility and adhesion before starting the project is recommended to determine if the results will be suitable and acceptable to you. For this application, results cannot be guaranteed.
A: Thank you for the question. Uncured sealant residue may be cleaned up immediately with mineral spirits or paint thinner, following the solvent manufacturer's precautions. Cured sealant must be carefully cut away with a sharp-edged tool.
A: Thank you for the question. OSI QUAD Sealant is an exterior solvent based product that is inert when cured. It is not possible for this product to support mold growth itself; however, that does not mean mold growth cannot occur on the surface of the sealant should it become contaminated with airborne organic particulate. Mold growth requires the following conditions: temperature range above 40°F and below 100°F, mold spores which are commonly found in the environment, a nutrient base (a food source which is organic such as atmospheric dust particles, vegetation or tree pollens, etc.), and moisture.
A: Thank you for the question. OSI QUAD Sealant is a solvent-based product which remains flexible once cured to allow for movement with typical expansion and contraction of building materials; however, OSI QUAD MAX is more flexible once cured, although either may be used on cedar surfaces.
A: Thank you for the question. OSI QUAD Sealant can be applied between 20°F (-7°C) and 100°F (38°C). For easier extrusion of sealant at lower temperatures, store cartridge at room temperature at least 24 hours prior to use.
A: Thank you for your question. OSI QUAD Sealant can be painted once fully cured, typically in 7-14 days, depending on temperature, humidity, and depth of the sealant applied. Latex paint is recommended.
A: Thank you for your question. OSI Quad Sealant is a solvent-based product and is not recommended for interior use in occupied living areas, for safety reasons. You may visit www.ositough.com for more information on OSI QUAD Sealant.