Re-caulking a small section?


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Old 01-09-16, 11:29 PM
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Re-caulking a small section?

I caulked the gap between my tile and tub about 2 months ago. It looks great and is holding very solid, in part because it is right onto a refinished tub surface. I have one corner section that has a small bubble in the caulk and looks bad because it wasnít tooled correctly. Can I replace just this section?

The section is about 6 inches long. I was thinking I would replace about a 3-4 foot section. My thought is to cut into the caulk under the tub spout down to the tub surface, then horizontally until I get a nice piece to grab onto and pull it out to the corner and around the corner to extend out another foot or two where I will also carefully cut. Then clean the tub surface really well and make sure itís dry and go ahead and re-caulk. I really donít want to re-caulk the entire tub and the caulk is so new that it is still bright white. I think the problem was that the caulk didnít get enough time to cure and that area is where the most water collects. That is why I would plan to extend it out to about center tub.

I also have a curtain clip affixed to the tub and tile and would have to replace that if I wanted to re-caulk the entire tub. In addition the side gap between the tub and tile is about3/8Ē so that would be a lot of caulk to replace that otherwise looks brand new and is attached solidly. Thanks for the help!
 
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Old 01-09-16, 11:34 PM
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Can I tape plastic over it and use the shower after 36 hours? I let it sit about 30-36 hours last time before we used the tub.
 
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Old 01-10-16, 03:20 AM
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What type of caulk is it? Normally your plan will work, even if the fresh caulk shows some the difference will disappear over time.
 
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Old 01-10-16, 11:58 AM
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It's bath and kitchen white caulk... thanks for the help
 
 

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