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Old 03-14-2018, 02:24 PM   #1
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Mitered Schluter rondec miss

I'm a DIYer with 0 previous experience. My wife and I just did our first tiling project, shower walls over a pre-made base and bathroom floors. There are imperfections, but overall we are pleased except for one corner of the Schluter Rondec trim we installed on the edge of the shower.

Home depot and the two tile shops we went to didn't carry the Rondec corner pieces on hand, so I figured I'd just go with mitered corners. The cuts lined up fine and looked fine in a dry fit, but we installed the walls first, then the ceiling and the rondec on one wall is 1/8" too low, so the corner doesn't meet up! (I must not have been holding the rondec all the way to the top of the edge like I should have when installing it! I blame the sharp edge up there catching on the very corner of the waterproofing membrane.)

So, what can I do to improve it at this point short of removing that first row of tiles along the edge? My first thought was to try gray metallic caulk (GE makes some). It's a slightly darker gray than the stain nickel of the aluminum edging I have, though. Any other ideas? Is there a shinier metallic caulk out there?
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Old 03-14-2018, 05:18 PM   #2
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That looks like it’s not the mirrored finish metal, more matte or brushed. I had a similar (but smaller) gap when doing the same thing. I just grouted the space and it’s held up fine, no cracking. You could use a silicone that matches the grout. Colorsil makes it in most every color. I don’t think the silvery silicones will look acceptable; they remind me of last ditch effort to fix aluminum screen doors.
Here’s a pic of what I did:
That’s before grouting.

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Old 03-14-2018, 08:27 PM   #3
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If you have a precise miter saw, you might be able to cut a mini piece of the Rondec and finagle it in there, holding it in place with caulk or grout.
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:52 PM   #4
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Caulk it, and if you can't find a matching caulk, find some paint to match and paint the caulk. As small as it is, it doesn't have to be that durable to hold up. Is it on the upper corner, as it appears to be in the picture? If so, it's not going to get that much moisture.

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