Which silicone to buy.


#1

Hi, yesterday I was in store to buy some silicone for my PGM but they have different types of silicone.
Should I get Universall silicone or silicone for glass, windows and aquariums? Also should I get transparent or white silicone?
Thanks.


#2

You probably want the one for glass, windows, and aquariums.


#3

i bought the one for glass and it worked fine, i was very impatient though and wanted to play with my new yoyo. but it dries really nicely. i would suggest putting the silicone on just before you go to bed as it can take 24 hours for it to set


#4

Thanks and which color white or transparent? Also how long will it last?


#5

Ok Ill get transparent one but can someone please tell me how long will it last?(im playing about 2 hours every day)
Thanks.


#6

The colors dont matter. For me Aquarium didnt work but maybe its different.


#7

Really?I need to be 100% sure it will work cause Im buing BIGGER pack of silicone (I cant find small pack in any store),its more expensive and Im saving up money for M1.


(D@§h!zn!t) #8

There is something that a lot of people like to buy called flowable silicon. It is very easy to use and very easy to clean up. Here is pic:

http://www.yoyoz.co.uk/catalog/images/silicone.png


#9

In store Im going to buy from they have different types of flowable silicone.


#10

It doesn’t really matter, unless you want a higher grade of silicone.


#11

Flowable.


#12

I use GE silicone two. It’s mildew resistant, so no mildew in my yoyo! ;D


(JonasK) #13

I just got a 40ml tube of silicone that said it would cure. It does cure but mine is a bit “stiff” in the way that it doesen’t flow out evenly. And I also feel that mine does wear out fast. But the flowable silicone people are talking about is actually a windshield and glass sealer. And I do believe that certain gasa stations carry those tubes. Just get a tube that contains the words “flowable”, “silicone” and “cure”. That should work, but I believe that a silicone windshield sealer will work best.


#14

I got that stuff, didn’t work for me at all. I let it cure for over 48 hours on one attempt, it ripped out in a few minutes flat. It never cured for me. Maybe it’s a different GE silicone II, mine says “windows and doors” on it…

I’m probably just going to order the flowable stuff off of yoyonation.


#15

Thanks, i didn’t know they are selling silicone at gas stations, I’m going to buy some silicone tommorow, Thanks again you’re all great. :smiley:


#16

Also, red gasket maker also works. Jensen Kimmitt uses it in his Peak.
This works as well:

http://www.yoyoz.co.uk/catalog/images/silicone.png


#17

So finally Ive got universall one because the one for aquariums was out of stock but in description it says that universall one can be used for glass, I hope it will work. Can someone tell me how long will it last in my yoyo ???


(JonasK) #18

I think it might last a bit shorter than the one for aquariums, but each type is different.


#19

But how long? Two days, one week or one month?


(JonasK) #20

As I said that depends. Each brand make their silicone a bit different. But it should last for atleast a week.

Addment: You can try to wait and see.