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SECTION 07920
JOINT SEALANTS
 
 
Copyright 2016 - 2016 ARCAT, Inc. - All rights reserved
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Top Gun Brand; Caulks and sealants.
This section is based on the products of Top Gun Brand, which is located at:
400 Bertha Lamme Dr.
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Toll Free Tel: 800-834-0015
Email: request info (mark.hembree@ppg.com)
Web:
[ Click Here ] for additional information.
This army of quality caulks and sealants truly performs. Adhesion, elasticity and durability give you confidence to attach the toughest jobs. Each TOP GUN product delivers high-level performance for a wide range of applications with warranties up to 60 years.
 
PART 1 GENERAL
 
1.1
SECTION INCLUDES
A.
Caulks and sealants.
B.
Caulks and sealants application schedule.
1.2
RELATED SECTIONS
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
 
A.
Section 04200 - Masonry Units for masonry control and expansion joint fillers and gaskets.
B.
Section 09260 - Gypsum Board Assemblies for sealing perimeter joints of gypsum board partitions to reduce sound transmission.
1.3
REFERENCES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
 
A.
American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA):
1.
AAMA 808.3 - Specification for Exterior Perimeter Sealing Compound.
B.
ASTM International:
1.
ASTM C834 - Standard Specification for Latex Sealants.
2.
ASTM C920 - Standard Specification for Elastomeric Joint Sealants.
3.
ASTM C1311 - Standard Specification for Solvent Release Sealants.
C.
Underwriters Laboratory (UL):
1.
UL 723 - Standard for Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials.
1.4
SUBMITTALS
A.
Submit under provisions of Section 01300.
B.
Product Data: Manufacturer's data sheets on each product to be used, including:
1.
Preparation instructions and recommendations.
2.
Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
3.
Installation methods.
C.
Shop Drawings:
1.
Show details of each system including material layers and thicknesses, flashing, terminations, and penetrations with each rooftop support system to be installed.
2.
All supports shall be pre-assembled and shipped for turnkey installation. Indicate all steps and preparation required by others.
D.
Verification Samples: Provide two representative samples for each product to be installed.
1.5
QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.
Manufacturer Qualifications: Minimum 5 years experience manufacturing similar products.
B.
Installer Qualifications: Minimum 2 years experience installing similar products.
C.
Product Requirements: Provide products to meet the following:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** TOP GUN 750 may not meet all VOC requirements. Edit below if required. Top Gun 750 is currently exempt from VOC requirements as a clear sealant. This is current to 1/2016. Check with your state agency to determine if there has been a change in status.
 
1.
VOC requirements of the state and local building authorities.
2.
South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) - Rule #1168 Adhesive and Sealant Applications.
3.
US Green Building Council LEED 2009, Indoor Air Quality.
4.
GreenSeal GS-36 Specifications - Standard for Adhesives For Commercial Use.
5.
National Science Foundation (NSF) 51 - Food Equipment Materials.
6.
California Air Resources Board (CARB) Consumer Product Regulations.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include a mock-up if the project size and/or quality warrant taking such a precaution. The following is one example of how a mock-up on a large project might be specified. When deciding on the extent of the mock-up, consider all the major different types of work on the project.
 
D.
Mock-Up: Provide a mock-up for evaluation of surface preparation techniques and application workmanship.
1.
Finish areas designated by Architect.
2.
Do not proceed with remaining work until workmanship is approved by Architect.
3.
Refinish mock-up area as required to produce acceptable work.
4.
Accepted mock-ups may be included in the finished work and shall set the standard of workmanship and acceptance for remaining work.
1.6
PRE-INSTALLATION MEETINGS
A.
Convene at the project site a minimum two weeks prior to starting work of this section.
1.7
DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
A.
Deliver and store products in manufacturer's unopened packaging bearing the brand name and manufacturer's identification until ready for installation.
B.
Handle materials to avoid damage.
C.
Store materials in a clean, dry, interior location in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Maintain temperature range required by the manufacturer. Keep containers sealed until ready for use. Do not use sealants past the expiration date.
1.8
PROJECT CONDITIONS
A.
Maintain environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and ventilation) within limits recommended by manufacturer for optimum results. Do not install products to wet surfaces or under environmental conditions outside manufacturer's recommended limits.
1.9
SEQUENCING
A.
Ensure that products of this section are supplied to affected trades in time to prevent interruption of construction progress.
1.10
WARRANTY
A.
Warranty: Provide manufacturer's standard limited warranty for the following:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select below based on products to be installed. Delete categories not required.
 
1.
Elastomeric Acrylic Sealant: 60 years.
2.
Siliconized Acrylic Caulk: 50 years.
3.
Acrylic Latest Caulk: 40 years.
4.
Clear Thermoplastic Sealant: 40 years.
PART 2 PRODUCTS
 
2.1
MANUFACTURERS
A.
Acceptable Manufacturer: Top Gun Brand, which is located at: 400 Bertha Lamme Dr.; Cranberry Township, PA 16066 ; Toll Free Tel: 800-834-0015; Email: request info (mark.hembree@ppg.com); Web:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the following two paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions.
 
B.
Substitutions: Not permitted.
C.
Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01600.
2.2
JOINT SEALANTS
A.
Acrylic Sealants:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** TOP GUN(R) 140 Acrylic Latex Caulk is a professional grade sealant for interior and exterior use. TOP GUN 140 is effective on wood, drywall, plastic, metal, masonry, glass, PVC, vinyl siding, and fiberglass. TOP GUN 140 is ideal for a variety of applications, including door casings and jambs, baseboards, window frames, vents, siding joints, pipe openings, eaves, moldings and air conditioner openings. Delete if not required.
 
1.
Acrylic Sealant: Provide TOP GUN 140 to meet the following:
a.
Product Type: Acrylic.
b.
Class: ASTM C834, Type OP, Grade 0'C.
c.
VOC (actual): 1.5 percent.
d.
Solids by Weight: 77 percent minimum.
e.
Hardness: Shore A, 25.
f.
Flash Point: > 200 degrees F (93 degrees C).
g.
Color: 1413 White.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** TOP GUN(R) 200 Siliconized Acrylic Caulk No. 1414 is a premium sealant for interior and exterior use. TOP GUN 200 provides excellent adhesion to wood, drywall, plastic, metal, masonry, glass, PVC, vinyl siding, and fiberglass. TOP GUN 200 is ideal for a variety of applications, including door casings and jambs, baseboards, window frames, vents, siding joints, pipe openings, eaves, moldings, air conditioner openings, and thresholds. Delete if not required.
 
2.
Siliconized Acrylic Sealant: Provide TOP GUN 200 to meet the following:
a.
Product Type: Siliconized acrylic.
b.
Class: ASTM C834, Type OP, Grade 0'C.
c.
VOC (actual): 1 percent.
d.
Solids by Weight: 80 percent minimum.
e.
Hardness: Shore A, 25.
f.
Flash Point: > 200 degrees F (93 degrees C).
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select color. Delete colors not required.
 
g.
Color: 1414 White.
h.
Color: 1414A Almond.
i.
Color: 1414B Brown.
j.
Color: 1414C Clear.
k.
Color: 1414D Bronze.
l.
Color: 1414G Gray.
m.
Color: 1414Q Bisque.
n.
Color: 1414R Terra Beige.
o.
Color: 1414S Shell White.
p.
Color: 1414T Cedar Tan.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** TOP GUN(R) 200xi tube and tile sealant is a 100% acrylic product for use around tubs, showers, sinks and most other household applications where a flexible, watertight seal is needed. Provides a durable finish that remains bright white, adheres to most surfaces, and the cured seal is mildew resistant. Delete if not required.
 
3.
Acrylic Polymer Sealant: Provide TOP GUN 200xi to meet the following:
a.
Product Type: Acrylic Polymer.
b.
Class: ASTM C834, Grade -18'C.
c.
VOC (actual): 1 percent.
d.
Solids by Weight: 72.5 percent minimum.
e.
Flash Point: > 200 degrees F (93 degrees C).
f.
Color: 1411 Bright White.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** TOP GUN(R) 210X Elastomeric Acrylic Sealant is a premium grade sealant that forms a durable, flexible, airtight, weather resistant seal that offers exceptional protection from environmental conditions. TOP GUN 210X flows smoothly, is easy to apply, offers good paintability and resists rust bleed-through. TOP GUN 210X is designed to be used on some of the most extreme applications, including molding, windows/doors, baseboards, pipes/vents, brick/masonry, siding/wood, drywall, counters/tile, glass, and metal. Delete if not required.
 
4.
Elastomeric Siliconized Acrylic Sealant: Provide TOP GUN 210x to meet the following:
a.
Product Type: High-Acrylate, Vinyl acrylic copolymer Siliconized latex.
b.
Class: ASTM C834, Type OP, Grade -18'C.
c.
VOC (actual): 1.2 percent.
d.
Solids by Weight: 82 percent minimum.
e.
Flash Point: > 200 degrees F (93 degrees C).
f.
Color: 1412 White.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** TOP GUN(R) 250 Modified Acrylic Sealant Fast Dry is a premium modified acrylic based sealant that offers unmatched paintability and durability. TOP GUN 250 allows you to spray paint immediately or brush in only 30 minutes. TOP GUN 250 forms a flexible, durable airtight, water-resistant seal, excellent adhesion to wood, drywall, plastic, metal, masonry, brick, glass, PVC, vinyl siding, fiberglass, marble, porcelain and ceramic tile. TOP GUN 250 is ideal for a variety of applications including door casings and jambs, baseboards, window frames, vents, siding joints, eaves, moldings, air conditioner openings, thresholds, counters and sinks. Delete if not required.
 
5.
Modified Acrylic Sealant: Provide TOP GUN 250 to meet the following:
a.
Product Type: Proprietary modified acrylic.
b.
Class: ASTM C834, Type OP, Grade -18'C.
c.
VOC (actual): 1 percent.
d.
Solids by Weight: 83 percent minimum.
e.
Flash Point: > 200 degrees F (93 degrees C).
f.
Color: 1415 White.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** TOP GUN(R) 300 Elastomeric Acrylic Sealant is a premium grade sealant that forms a flexible, durable, airtight, water-resistant seal for exception protection from environmental conditions and features high elongations and superior recover. TOP GUN 300 is designed to be used on some of the most difficult applications, including crown molding, windows/doors, baseboards, pipes/vents, brick/masonry, siding/trim, drywall, countertops, glass, tuck pointing. Delete if not required.
 
6.
Elastomeric Siliconized Acrylic Sealant: Provide TOP GUN 300 to meet the following:
a.
Product Type: Siliconized acrylic.
1)
Class: Class: ASTM C834 and ASTM C920, Type S, Grade NS, Class 12-1/2, Use NT, M, G, A, and O.
b.
VOC (actual): 1 percent.
c.
Solids by Weight: 82 percent minimum.
d.
Hardness: Not reported.
e.
Flash Point: > 200 degrees F (93 degrees C).
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** TOP GUN(R) 400 Elastomeric Acrylic Urethane Sealant is made with Kevlar(R) for exceptional strength and durability. This premium technology has superior adhesion to most building substrates with greater than 800% elongation. TOP GUN 400 is an internally plasticized sealant that reduces dirt pickup, eliminates yellowing and shiners. It forms a permanently flexible, airtight, water-resistant seal offering exceptional protection from environmental conditions. TOP GUN 400 is effective on wood, drywall, plastic, metal, brick, masonry, marble, glass, porcelain and ceramic tile. TOP GUN 400 is ideal for a variety of applications, including crown molding, windows/doors, baseboards, pipes/vents, brick/masonry, siding/trim, drywall, sinks/counters, stucco, and tuck pointing. Delete if not required.
 
1)
Elastomeric Acrylic Urethane Sealant: Provide TOP GUN 400 to meet the following:
f.
Product Type: Proprietary Urethane/ Modified acrylic blend (Siliconized).
g.
Class: ASTM C 920, Type S, Grade NS, Class 25, Use NT, M, G, A and O.
h.
VOC (actual): <1.5 % (30 g/L less water.
i.
Solids by Weight: 67 percent minimum.
j.
Flash Point: > 200 degrees F (93 degrees C).
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select color. Delete colors not required.
 
k.
Color: 1418 White.
l.
Color: 1418S Stone.
m.
Color: 1418C Urethane Clear.
n.
Color: 1418D Bronze.
B.
Silicone Sealants:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** TOP GUN(R) 350 100% Silicone Sealant is an all-purpose, one component, acetoxy cure sealant ideal for indoor/outdoor use. It provides a watertight, flexible seal that won't crack, crumble or shrink. TOP GUN 350 provides excellent adhesion to glass, ceramic, fiberglass, porcelain, non-oily woods, canvas, most metals, most plastics and rubbers, and painted surfaces. TOP GUN 350 is designed to be used on some of the most difficult applications, including siding/trim, gutters, vents, and molding. Delete if not required.
 
1.
Silicone All Purpose Sealant: Provide TOP GUN 350 to meet the following:
a.
Product Type: Silicone rubber.
b.
Class: ASTM C920, Type S, Grade NS, Class 25, Use NT, G, and A.
c.
Food Safety: When cured and washed, meets FDA No. 21 CFR 177.2600.2.
d.
VOC (actual): 2.9 percent.
e.
Solids by Weight: 97 percent minimum.
f.
Flash Point: > 200 degrees F (93 degrees C).
g.
Color: 1419 Clear.
C.
Thermoplastic Sealants:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Note, TOP GUN 750 does not meet all VOC requirements. Top Gun 750 is currently exempt from VOC requirements as a clear sealant. This is current to 1/2016. Check with your state agency to determine if there has been a change in status. TOP GUN 750 is an exterior only, all-purpose, single component, thermoplastic sealant that dries by solvent evaporation. TOP GUN 750 is typically used on building exteriors for perimeter caulking around windows, doors, and trim. TOP GUN 750 provides excellent adhesion to a wide range of surfaces and retains its clarity. TOP GUN 750 will not yellow upon exposure over time. TOP GUN 750 should not be used indoors or in contact with polystyrene foam or other soft plastic components. Vinyl siding is an acceptable surface on which TOP GUN 750 can be used.
 
1.
Thermoplastic Sealant: Provide Top Gun 750 to meet the following:
a.
Product Type: Thermoplastic elastomer.
b.
Meets requirements of ASTM C 1311.
c.
Hardness: 40 (Shore A).
d.
Flash Point: 82'F (28'C).
e.
Solids by Weight: 60%.
f.
VOC (actual): 40%.
g.
Elongation: 1400%.
PART 3 EXECUTION
 
3.1
EXAMINATION
A.
Do not begin installation until substrates have been properly prepared.
B.
If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding.
3.2
PREPARATION
A.
Clean surfaces thoroughly prior to installation.
B.
Prepare surfaces using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving the best result for the substrate under the project conditions.
3.3
INSTALLATION
A.
Install in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and in proper relationship with adjacent construction. Produce uniform appearance on exposed surfaces. Remove excess sealants immediately.
3.4
PROTECTION
A.
Protect installed products until completion of project.
B.
Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.
3.5
SEALANT APPLICATIONS SCHEDULE
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete applications and sealants not required.
 
A.
Application: Masonry Veneer:
1)
Sealant: TOP GUN 200, TOP GUN 200xi, TOP GUN 300, TOP GUN 400, TOP GUN 350, TOP GUN 750
B.
Application: Rough Carpentry:
1)
Sealant: TOP GUN 200, TOP GUN 200xi, TOP GUN 300, TOP GUN 250
C.
Application: Miscellaneous Rough Carpentry:
1)
Sealant: TOP GUN 200, TOP GUN 200xi, TOP GUN 300, TOP GUN 250
D.
Application: Sheathing Roof and Wall:
1)
Sealant: TOP GUN 200, TOP GUN 200xi, TOP GUN 300, TOP GUN 250, TOP GUN 140
E.
Application: Gypsum Sheathing:
1)
Sealant: TOP GUN 200, TOP GUN 200xi, TOP GUN 140
F.
Application: Sheathing, Moisture Resistant:
1)
Sealant: TOP GUN 200, TOP GUN 200xi, TOP GUN 140
G.
Application: Cementitious Sheathing:
1)
Sealant: TOP GUN 200, TOP GUN 200xi, TOP GUN 140 (listed as "bonding" category)
H.
Application: Exterior Finish Carpentry:
1)
Sealant: TOP GUN 200, TOP GUN 200xi, TOP GUN 300, TOP GUN 400, TOP GUN 250, TOP GUN 350, TOP GUN 750
a)
Application: Interior Finish Carpentry:
2)
Sealant: TOP GUN 200, TOP GUN 200xi, TOP GUN 300, TOP GUN 400, TOP GUN 250, TOP GUN 350
I.
Application: Ornamental Woodwork:
1)
Sealant: TOP GUN 200, TOP GUN 200xi, TOP GUN 300, TOP GUN 400, TOP GUN 250, TOP GUN 350
J.
Application: Wood Trim:
1)
Sealant: TOP GUN 200, TOP GUN 200xi, TOP GUN 300, TOP GUN 400, TOP GUN 250, TOP GUN 350
K.
Application: Gypsum Board:
1)
Sealant: TOP GUN 200, TOP GUN 200xi, TOP GUN 140
L.
Application: Plastic Shower & Dressing Compartment:
1)
Sealant: TOP GUN 300, TOP GUN 350, TOP GUN 400, TOP GUN Kitchen and Bath
M.
Application: Cultured Marble Countertops:
1)
Sealant: TOP GUN Kitchen and Bath, TOP GUN 300, TOP GUN 350, TOP GUN 400
N.
Application: Solid Surface Countertops:
1)
Sealant: TOP GUN Kitchen and Bath, TOP GUN 300, TOP GUN 350, TOP GUN 400
O.
Application: Fiber Cement Siding:
1)
Sealant: TOP GUN 300, TOP GUN 400, TOP GUN 750
P.
Application: Joint Sealants:
1)
Sealant: TOP GUN 300, TOP GUN 400
Q.
Application: Acoustical Joint Sealants:
1)
Sealant: TOP GUN 200, TOP GUN 200xi, TOP GUN 300, TOP GUN 400
END OF SECTION