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Re: Window leaks
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2020, 06:03:42 PM »
I don't like mineral spirits because of the smell and I'm never sure if there is a slight oily film left. Alcohol is my go-to for final caulking prep. The price increase has me using it very sparingly however!
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Re: Window leaks
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2020, 08:29:23 PM »
Sometimes mineral spirits are needed to clean off residues, but like paint thinners, they leave behind an oily film. Caulking may seem to stick only to fail much sooner than necessary. Recommend going over an area necessarily cleaned with mineral spirits et al. with alcohol to remove that unseen film. As an aside, I'm a big fan of cyanoacrylate glues (Crazy Glue) especially for woodworking. A quick swipe of acetone along a wood joint makes a world of bonding difference. GK

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Re: Window leaks
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2020, 07:44:24 AM »
raid my russian wife's vodka stash?  :P :P :P

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Re: Window leaks
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2020, 05:15:31 PM »
I don't like mineral spirits because of the smell and I'm never sure if there is a slight oily film left. Alcohol is my go-to for final caulking prep. The price increase has me using it very sparingly however!
Agreed.  Mineral spirits has impurities in it.  It is a cornucopia of leftovers from distillation processes ;) Which may be why it has any oily residue.