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  Q What should I use to clean my hands after applying Sylglas Waterproofing Tape?
A Even though we suggest that gloves are worn, if you opt not to wear gloves we would recommend any proprietary hand cleanser can be used after handlingSylglas Waterproofing Tape.
   
   
  Q Is there something I can use to refurbish Window Sills?
Quick and easy window sill refurbishment with Sylglas Aluminium Waterproofing Tape.A Sylglas Aluminium Waterproofing Tape can be used to refurbish window sills .  Simply follow the standard instructions and overpaint with an oil based paint if required. If a large part of the window sill has rotted, why not use Sylglas Quick fix to fill any holes?
   
   
 

Q I have recently bought some carbon monoxide detectors but have found their instructions a little confusing, please would you clarify the detection process.
A The carbon monoxide detector works such that in the presence of carbon monoxide gas the sensitised spot in the centre will darken & blacken drastically.   During the six-month life of the detectors they will discolour slightly in the presence of cigarette smoke, aerosol sprays and cleaners especially when used in a bathroom or exposed to other heat sources. Click here to view a guide to detection colour .

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Q What product can be used to Repair a leaking waste pipe behind the toilet (toilet gland)
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Sylglas Waterproofing Tape.  If left for 6 - 8 weeks Sylglas Waterproofing Tape will form a 'skin' which can then be overpainted, with an emulsion paint.

If you have a leaking toilet gland sylglas waterproofing tape can be used to wrap around the joint to prevent further leakage.
* Tip If there is a difference in levels at the place of the joint then cut a length of waterproofing tape, twist to create a rope and place around the joint to fill out so that a lesser amount of tape is needed for the total job.  
   
   
 

Q Where can I buy Sylglas?
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Your local high street hardware store is the best place to try as they will often order a product if they do not have it it stock.  Please see our stockist page for further details.

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Q Can Sylglas tapes be overpainted?
A It is possible to overpaint Sylglas Tapes, however, care should be taken as to what sort of paint should be used on each product.   On our products with a lacquered aluminium foil finish or compounds an oil based paint should be used, whereas with our petrolatum based products these can be overpainted after it has formed a 'skin', 4-6 weeks depending on condition, with an emulsion paint.   See our guide below:

Sylglas Waterproofing Tape

Overpaintable within 4-6 weeks with
an emulsion paint

Sylglas Looks Like Lead Flashing Tape
   
Sylglas Aluminium Waterproofing Tape

Overpaintable after 48 hours with
an oil based paint


Sylglas Plumber Fix
Sylglas Metal Fix
Sylglas Quick Fix
   
   
 

Q Is Sylglas Waterproofing Tape vulnerable to low temperatures?
A No, Sylglas Waterproofing Tape will withstand temperatures as low -20°C which is more than adequate for use in the UK.

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  why not use sylglas products to repair a cracked gutter rather than replacing it.  Simply use sylglas plumberfix to fill in any large cracks and then line the inside of the gutter with sylglas waterproofing tapeQ Is there a Sylglas product that will repair a metal cracked gutter?
A If you have a cracked gutter (metal only) this can be repaired by filling in the cracks with Sylglas Metal Fix and then lining the inside of the gutter with Sylglas Waterproofing Tape.
   
   
 
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