• Better Than Logs Adhesive Sealants
    BETTER THAN LOGS Adhesive Sealant is one part moisture curing adhesive sealant specifically formulated for BETTER THAN LOGS to offer outstanding adhesion to most building materials. It adheres to concrete and masonry surfaces, stone, glass, metal, painted surfaces, aluminum and galvanized steel.

Better Than Logs™ Adhesive Sealants

BETTER THAN LOGS™ Adhesive Sealant provides excellent resistance to cold, rain, ozone, heat and sunlight, contributing to the extended life of the adhesive sealant. It may be applied in sub-zero weather (-35 F) on frostless surfaces without loss of physical property characteristics. When properly applied, these adhesive sealants can be expected to extend and compress 50% of the installation width, with no more than 25% movement in a single direction without affecting the seal or adhesion bond. BETTER THAN LOGS™ adhesive sealants extreme flexibility will insure long service life in adverse weather conditions.

Features

  • Sealing around vinyl and metal window and door frames
  • Sealing assemblies of metal, masonry, concrete, coated surfaces, plastics and other common materials
  • Expansion and construction joints in precast concrete or other masonry walls
  • Many other non-structural applications




HOW TO USE

Better Than Logs™ Adhesive Sealant is supplied ready to use. Under pressure it flows readily from its container. The paste-like consistency makes it easy to work. A spatula or wooden paddle can be used for tooling the surface.
The cure progresses inward from the surface. At conditions of at least 75°F (24°C) and 50% relative humidity, the adhesive sealant forms a tack-free skin within 15-25 minutes. Tooling is not practical after this skin begins forming and should be completed within three to six minutes of application, even though this may require alternate periods of applying and tooling. Likewise, if masking tape has been used to mark off an area, it should be removed before the tack-free skin forms.

 

Adhesive Sealant should not be applied:


• To building materials which might bleed oils or solvents. These include foams, tapes, impregnated wood, failed sealants, and caulking compounds. When sealant is used in remedial work, all old sealant should be removed.
• To unpredictably absorptive surfaces such as limestone, granite, and marble unless a standard of appearance has been agreed upon by the seller and the purchaser as a result of testing for stain or discoloration.
• In confined spaces where adhesive sealant requires atmospheric moisture for completion of cure.
• To surfaces which will be painted. As most paints do not adhere well to sealant, complete painting before applying.
• In depths that exceed 3/8”. If the depth exceeds 3/8” then use a backer rod as the fill material so that the adhesive sealant will adhere to the adjacent sides of the surface to be sealed.
• With wet tooling techniques such as water or soap, solvent, and water solutions.
• To unprepared or wet surfaces.
• In aquariums or structural glazing applications or to substrates not tested for adhesion or compatibility.
• As the “primary” seal in insulated glass units.

  • Typical Properties


    Uncured
    Specific Gravity - Colors - 1.32
    Sag/Slump - NIL
    Tack-Free Time at 75 F (24 C) and 50% RH - 15 min
    Cure Time at 75 F (24 C) and 50% RH (3/8" thickness) - 24 hours
    Extrusion Rate - 250 g/min
    Cured- Physical
    Elongation - 450%
    Durometer Hardness, Shore A ASTM D 2240 - 25
    Ultimate Tensile Strength ASTM D 412 - 200 psi
    TT-S-001543A - 55 psi
    Service Temperature - (-40 F to 325 F)
    Application Temperature - (-35 F to 140 F)


    *Primers may be required for certain substrates *Information on this data sheet is subject to change without notice and should not be used for writing specifications. For additional information on specific applications, contact Better Than Logs
    Shipping Limitations
    None.
    Reactive VOC 28 g/l (<3% wt)(clear)
    Reactive VOC 14 g/l (<3% wt) (colors)
    Packaging
    BETTER THAN LOGS™ Adhesive Sealant is available in standard caulking cartridges.
    Users Please Read
    The information and data contained herein is believed to be accurate and reliable; however, it is the users responsibility to determine suitability of use. Since the supplier cannot know all the uses, or the conditions of use to which these products may be exposed, no warranties concerning the fitness or suitability for a particular use or purpose are made. It is the users responsibility to thoroughly test any proposed use of our products and independently conclude satisfactory performance in the application. Likewise, if the application, product specifications or manner in which our products are used requires government approval or clearance, it is the sole responsibility of the user to obtain sure authorization.
  • Primers
    BETTER THAN LOGS™ Adhesive Sealant may require a primer on some construction surfaces.
    Clean Up
    Uncured sealant can be easily removed using a solvent such as alcohol or acetone. If the sealant is cured it must be removed mechanically by cutting and scraping.
    Specifications
    BETTER THAN LOGS™ Adhesive Sealant meets the requirements of AAMA 808.3, TT-S-001543A (Silicone Building Sealant), TT-S-00230C* (One Component Building Sealant) and ASTM C920. Not recommended for plazas, decks, pavement, etc.
    Caution
    DIRECT CONTACT OF UNCURED SEALANT IRRITATES EYES AND MAY IRRITATE SKIN. OVEREXPOSURE TO VAPOR MAY IRRITATE EYES, NOSE, AND THROAT. Avoid eye and skin contact. Use with adequate ventilation. Do not handle contact lenses with sealant on hands. IN CASE OF EYE CONTACT, flush eyes with water for 15 minutes. Obtain medical attention. IN CASE OF SKIN CONTACT, remove from skin and flush with water. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. For safe handling information on this product, consult the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).
    Storage and Shelf Life
    When stored in the original unopened containers at or below 90F (32,) BETTER THAN LOGS™ Adhesive Sealant has a shelf life of 12 months from date of shipment. In Countries where high heat and humidity are a factor, special precautions must be taken. Store product in a covered, well-ventilated warehouse and avoid excessive heat conditions. Storage in high heat, high humidity conditions may reduce shelf life by up to 30%. Rotation of stock is an absolute necessity. Cartons should always be stacked upright with the nozzle tip pointed upwards. DO NOT stack cartons on their side. NEVER stack cartons more than 8 high. DO NOT store within 1 meter (4 feet) of roofline of the warehouse.
    Non-warranty
    Because the storage, handling and application of the material are beyond BETTER THAN LOGS™ control, we can accept no liability for the results obtained. BETTER THAN LOGS™ sole limited warranty is the product meets the manufacturing specifications in effect at time of shipment. There is no warranty of merchantability or fitness for use, nor any other express or implied warranty. BETTER THAN LOGS™ will not be liable for incidental or consequential damages of any kind. The exclusive remedy for breach of such limited warranty is a refund of purchase price or replacement of any product shown to be other than as warranted. Suggestions of uses should not be taken as inducements to infringe any patents.