Where to get Silicone?


(Marc) #1

I’ve been looking for siliconce cause I don’t wanna pay shipping on yoyonation but I’m not sure wat kind to get and where. Where do you guys get yours?


#2

An Automotive store will probably have what you want. Look for these:
http://www.permatex.com/images/DisplayImage.asp?210|/images/ProductPhotos/81160.jpghttp://www.permatex.com/images/DisplayImage.asp?210|/images/ProductPhotos/81730.jpg

http://www.permatex.com/products/Automotive/automotive_gasketing/gasket_makers/auto_Permatex_High-Temp_Red_RTV_Silicone_Gasket.htm
http://www.permatex.com/products/Automotive/adhesives_sealants/sealants/Permatex_Flowable_Silicone_Windshield_and_Glass_Sealer.htm

Other similar things will probably also work, but these are the most commonly used.


(Marc) #3

I found the red one, I didn’t know this one worked. Does it have to be flowable? I’ve been looking for that one but can’t find it anywhere


#4

No, it doesn’t have to be. People use either kind.


(Marc) #5

ok Thanks for the help :slight_smile:


#6

LOL it doesn’t say it is commonly used in yoyos


#7

No. I meant that’s what people use for their yo-yos. Never did I say that it said that it’s used in yo-yos.


#8

You’re right. It doesn’t. Where did anyone say, anywhere in this thread, that it did?

And unless you’re buying it online from the shops, you tend to take what you can get locally. This isn’t always flowable silicone, and sometimes isn’t silicone at all. I’ve seen people use things like wood glue and caulk. Wouldn’t recommend either to anyone, but people do it.

At the very least, you should be picking up non-flow silicone. Yeah, it’s thick, sticky, and generally a pain to work with, but at least you can make it work with a little determination.


#9

Wall Mart, GE 100% Silicone. Works great.