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How to remove silicone selant?


 
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teddyb

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:12 pm Reply with quote

Hi

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

All thoughts gratefully recieved ...... icon_cool.gif

Thanks, as always.
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vernerbongo2

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:13 pm Reply with quote

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 icon_eek.gif
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kitch0978

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:53 pm Reply with quote

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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mattylad

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:39 pm Reply with quote

chisel & care.
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Captain5691

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:55 am Reply with quote

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..... icon_smile.gif
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Blob

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:09 pm Reply with quote

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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Captain5691

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:36 pm Reply with quote

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....
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joe-90

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:04 pm Reply with quote

Razor blade and cellulose thinner work for me.
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