I sorta had a memory of a RED tube... but knew it was 5200...?!? So i dug out the receipt. It was 5200 FAST CURE. Mrs V got it for the posted $18.99 a tube when she noticed the exceptional value. We were nearing the end of the windshield repair, and things were hectic.
So, I still would be comfortable using a hose on the regular after 48 hrs. I probably could have gotten it off the gun if it had been 'regular' 5200, which I normally use.
We now return to the thread...
, I just am not 100% my seals are cured completely. I've read that to be 100% it can be up to a month. So I thought no need to test it to that degree at this time.
I read you used 3M 5200 GREAT stuff.
I get mine at West Marine. Couple bucks more, but always a fresh manufacture date. I used it between the cap and top of the windshield.
The '100% Cure' refers to the condition where the sealant has completely hardened to the center of the thickest recommended application, and under the waterline. Exposed to air, I would direct a pressure spray at it in 48 hrs with no hesitation. Stuff is incredible.
I had a tube plunger fail while using it in my power caulk gun. My normal MO for this is to extend the rod, allow the sealant to cure to a skin, then peel off/ wire brush etc.
Not 5200. Overnight it firmed an armor that I am not gonna spend a week chipping off. I just tried to scrape that smear by the trigger off - HE** No. Its parts for the new one now.