How to remove silicone selant?

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  1. teddyb

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    Hi

    Any tips please on the best way to remove silicone sealant?

    All thoughts gratefully recieved ...... :cool:

    Thanks, as always.
     
  2. vernerbongo2

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    not easy stuff to remove!
    depends were its at, I normally just use my finger nails and elbow grease.
    you can buy silicone remover but I have never tried it myself :eek:
     
  3. kitch0978

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    i use a set of small picks that i got from the £1 stands at B & Q..they got little hooks and bends on the ends of them...all different...easy to get started and get into hard to reach areas.......i used em to remove silicone from my old 4 panel doors after being dipped and before i sanded and waxed em.....just the job
     
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    chisel & care.
     
  5. Captain5691

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    I had a load of old sealant left on the bath after removing a shower screen, you can get sealant remover at the likes of B&Q etc, it comes in a small tube about half the size of silicon itself, you just squeeze it on then leave for a while, makes the old sealant go soft and just rubs off..

    Hope this helps if im not too late..... :)
     
  6. Blob

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    I have used silicone remover before, you need to remove as much of the silicone as you can first with a scraper or blade them put on lots of the silicone remover and leave it for a few hours (I first thought i would see it melt infront of my eyes but it doesnt)
     
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    Lol

    Its nice to see things happen in front of your eye's but like you said it does not, but is easier than using a scraper on the remainder and damaging a plastic bath....
     
  8. joe-90

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    Razor blade and cellulose thinner work for me.
     

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