Vulkem 116 is a one-part moisture curing, gun grade polyurethane sealant. Vulkem 116 is durable, flexible and offers excellent performance in moving joints. Vulkem 116 is an excellent general purpose sealant designed for use in precast, masonry, window frame perimeters, and similar types of construction joints. Vulkem 116 is suitable for continual immersion in water.
Surfaces must be sound and clean. All release agents, existing waterproofing, dust, loose mortar, paints, other finishes or field applied coating must be removed. This can be accomplished with a thorough wire brushing, grinding, sandblasting, or solvent washing, depending on the contamination.
Tremco recommends that surface temperatures be 40 ̊F (5 ̊C) or above at the time the sealant is applied. If sealant must be applied in temperatures below 40 ̊F, please refer to the Tremco Technical Bulletin for Applying Sealants in Cold Conditions (No. S-08-44 rev 1) that can be found on our website at www.tremcosealants.com
Vulkem 116 typically adheres to common construction substrates without primers; however, Tremco always recommends that mock-up or field adhesion test be performed on the actual materials being used on the job to verify the need for a primer, proper cleaning and prep requirements. The field adhesion test can be found in appendix X1 of ASTM C 1193, Standard Guide for Use of Joint Sealants.
Where deemed necessary, use Vulkem Primer® #191 Low VOC QD for porous substrates and TREMprime® Non-Porous Primer for metals and plastics.
Vulkem 116 is easy to apply with conventional caulking equipment. Ensure that the backer rod is friction-fitted properly and any primers have been applied.
Fill the joint completely with a proper width-to-depth ratio, and then tool to ensure intimate contact of sealant with joint walls.
Dry tooling is always preferred, although xylene can be used in limited amounts to slick the spatula if needed.
For a cleaner finish, mask the sides of the joint with tape prior to filling.