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Silicone on glass hob

Discussion in 'DIY Disasters' started by Amelia1730, 14 Aug 2018.

  1. Amelia1730

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    Not my disaster and probably not a disaster for some but the end of a long line during kitchen refit.

    Fitter has smeared clear silicone on my beautiful, shiny induction hob and it won't rub off.

    WD40 has been suggested but will it turn things into a worse probkem?
     
  2. alan333

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    It's the fitter's problem to rectify.
     
  4. Amelia1730

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    He said "scratch it off with your fingernail"
     
  5. Bosswhite

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    If the hob is found to be damaged, that would be his problem to rectify, if you attempt to do anything he would pass the blame onto you .
     
  6. pilsbury

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    Couple of options. A brand new sharp Stanley blade. Hold firmly and scrape at a low angle. That will get almost all off. Then you can rub the remaining off with a finger. Steel blade is 5.5 on the hardness scale, the glass is 7. So you’re safe (ish)

    Second is that silicone remover mentioned before.

    But, as said, if you damage it, it’s your problem. Unless your confident I’d call the fitter and tell him to come and scratch it off with his fingernails. Then watch as that doesn’t work.
     
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    Far from a disaster and not even a diy disaster at that :(
     
  8. Paul Collins

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    Firstly I'd agree that the fitter is responsible and I'd be letting them know that in no uncertain terms.
    Silicone is extremely difficult to remove, if I was tasked with removing it I'd use the Stanley blade, in a genuine Stanley scraper, the yellow plastic ones, then I'd use CT1 multisolve to help loosen it up a bit and keep scraping. It's fantastic stuff, can't speak for the screwfix silicone remover but the multisolve certainly works.
    Could be worth baking the silicone hard, it's easier to remove then.
     
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  9. opps

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    The silicone should scrape off the glass without any issues (as Pilsbury said).

    If the silicone is on some kind of metal surround then once you start using any silicone eater, you will damage the requisite silicone.

    You paid to have it done properly. If you can remove it with your fingernail, then fair enough. if you can't, ask the installer to come back. Yes, it is a PITA for him but he shouldn't have left it in that state in the first place.
     
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    Olfa make some very nice scrapers. High quality Japanese and priced accordingly.

    I haven't tried Multisolve but I will give it a go (thanks). The Dow Corning silicone remover works, assuming that you have removed as much silicone as possible but it leaves a gooey mess that has to be washed down with meths.
     
  11. jeff the gasman

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    Don’t bother sealing anything boys, it’s aggro. Ffs
     
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