Caulk talk....new shower door should I use white or clear caulk?

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    Opinions needed thanks! It seems to me white looks better longer.
     
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    What's the grout color if not an insert?

    What color tile if any?

    What color showerhead/faucet?

    Existing caulk or a re-caulk job?
     
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    Yep.
     
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    White tile with off white grout. The fixtures are brushed nickel.
     
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    I'm installing a new shower door. So the caulk will be 100% new.
     
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    Clear doesn't dry as clear as you'd think so depending on the size and length of bead you're running, white often times looks better when it's all said and done.
     
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    What color sneakers is he wearing?
     
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    Match the grout color, if a tiled shower.
     
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    I used clear on a backstop behind a kitchen sink once. When done, I said "that looks stupid AF", peeled it off and put white on it. I will say, it does hold well.
     
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    Hire someone that knows WTF they are doing and you don't need any caulk on your shower door.


    All it will do is help mold grow -
     
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    I gave up on regular caulk or silicone.

    Loctite PL Marine Sealant is fantastic.
     
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    Gotta use something as a sealant there are just too many gaps.
     
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    I install shower doors for a living. Clear caulk. A very thin bead inside and out. Less is more
     
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    Some where there is a SJW having a full melt down over this.
     
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