How long to cure Silicone?

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  1. Annie3410

    Annie3410 Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    How long do i let silicone cure? Is 24 hrs ok?
     
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    The label should say it. I personaly wait 24 hrs. Luna
     
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    what does it say on the tube? ;)
     
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    the easy way to tell is when it stop smelling.

    the smell means its still curing and in that process it releases gases.

    edit:acetic acid is what it makes, i dont think its very dangerous (its in vinegar) but i wouldn't trust it to hold weight while it still is making the acid
     
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    I did read the tube. lol. It didnt say.
    It has been a little over 24 hrs now. I only worry because it still smells... does this matter?
     
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    Ok cool. Thanks. I will let it go for a bit longer.