Sikasil WS 295 silicone sealant has been specifically designed:
- As a weatherseal in both conventional glazing and structural glazing applications, including cap, toe and heel beads
- As a weatherseal in glass to glass butt joint glazing
- Sealing expansion and control joints in precast concrete panels and metal curtain walls.
- Perimeter sealing of doors, windows and other building components
- Adhering stiffeners to building panels
- Excellent for use in unitized curtain wall systems
The substrate must be clean, dry, frost free, sound and free of any oils, greases or incompatible sealers, paints or coatings that may interfere with adhesion.
POROUS SUBSTRATES – clean by mechanical methods to
expose a sound surface free of contamination and laitance.
NON-POROUS SUBSTRATES – for cleaning non-porous substrates, use two rag wipe method using xylene or an approved commercial solvent. Allow solvent to evaporate prior to sealant application.
Sikasil WS 295 is designed to obtain adhesion without the use of a primer; however, certain substrates may require a primer.
APPLICATION METHOD / TOOLS
The depth of the sealant should be 1/2 the width of the joint. The maximum depth is 1/2 in. (13 mm) and the minimum is 1/4 in. (6 mm). To control joint depth, use closed cell polyethylene, non-gassing polyolefin or open cell polyurethane backer rod. If joint depth does not allow for backer rod, use polyethylene bond breaker tape to prevent three-sided adhesion.
Sikasil WS 295 is ready to use, apply using professional caulking gun. Do not open product container until preparation work has been completed. Apply sealant using consistent, positive pressure to force sealant into the joint. Tool sealant to create a concave joint shape and maximum adhesion. Dry tooling is recommended. DO NOT use soapy water or other liquids when tooling.
Use xylene, denatured alcohol or mineral spirits to remove uncured sealant from substrate and equipment. Follow solvent manufacturer’s instructions for use and warnings. Cured material can only be removed mechanically.