Aluminum silicone sealant is a one-component, acetoxy-curing sealant that is used for appliance assembly, conventional glazing, marine applications, and sealing of building components, trailers, trucks, and RVs. It also bonds well with painted metals, glass, plastic, wood, fiberglass, aluminum, and tiles.
Aluminum silicone sealants are known for being strong, durable in a variety of environments, easy to apply, and incredibly versatile. Aluminum silicone sealant is non-sagging, fast curing, elastomeric, 100% RTV, durable, and flexible. It is resistant to temperature, mold, water-based cleaning chemicals, UV radiation, and fresh and saltwater.
Advantages of Aluminum Silicone Sealant
Unlike other adhesives, aluminum silicone sealant maintains its stable qualities in both high and low temperatures making it useful for a large variety of jobs.
An aluminum sealant creates a waterproof protective seal. Designed for use in wet weather, silicone sealant is ideal for outdoor repairs in wet weather locations.
A note of caution for users: Although silicone sealant is ideal for keeping out moisture, it should not be applied to damp surfaces as it will generally not adhere well. Checking to make sure the surface on which the sealant is applied is dry and frost-free is highly recommended.
There are very few chemicals to which aluminum silicone sealant is not resistant. If in contact with the material of a similar solubility parameter, aluminum sealant tends to physically absorb the material and expand. This can be advantageous in many applications, as expansion will often result in a tighter seal. The chemical resistance of the aluminum sealant means there is no issue painting the sealant once it has been applied and given time to cure, a huge benefit for aesthetic purposes.