Sealing Bathroom Sink Drain

Old 10-23-17, 09:46 AM
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Sealing Bathroom Sink Drain

I'm replacing a bathroom sink faucet. For sealing the drain, I've read a bunch of the debates on silicone caulk vs. plumber's putty, and have decided to go with silicone. Now when I tighten down the drain collar, the excess is going to ooze out, but how do I clean up? Do I try to wipe it off immediately using something like mineral spirits, or do I let it cure as is and come back later with a razor and cut around the drain? Will the excess then peel right off? Never done this before, so need some of your tips here.
Old 10-23-17, 11:47 AM
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Clean off the excess right away. Use cloth rags and mineral spirits or denatured alcohol.

I use plumbers putty on pop up flanges, but it is not recommend for use on cultured marble tops or plastic pop ups.
Old 10-23-17, 11:55 AM
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Use putty.. way easier... And if cultured marble they now have a putty for that...

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