What is a 1/4 inch bead of silicone? Question

Discussion in 'DIY - Do It Yourself' started by psalm18.2, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. psalm18.2

    psalm18.2 Fishlore Legend Member

    I re-sealed a tank and now I'm worried I did it wrong.

    What the heck is a 1/4 inch bead of silicone and how do I make one?

    I googled forever with no answer.
  2. ryanr

    ryanr Moderator Moderator Member

    In what context?

    My assumption would be, using a caulking gun, apply a 1/4 inch bead. In other words, the width of the silicone you squeeze out should be 1/4".
  3. Y

    Yeoy Well Known Member Member

    The term 'bead' just means your line of silicone. So you should squeeze out the line to a 1/4" on your joins.
  4. OP

    psalm18.2 Fishlore Legend Member

    Yes, using a caulking gun with GE 1 silicone in corners of aquarium to form a new seal.

    But how do I know how much I'm squeezing out is 1/4"? Hubs tried to explain it. Still not clear.
  5. L

    LyleB Well Known Member Member

    Last edited: Dec 15, 2012

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