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#326625 --- 02/27/06 12:56 PM best way to remove silicon sealant
Jeff Lawrence Offline
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Can anyone tell me the best way to remove silicon sealant? I spent many hours yesterday with a putty knife scraping away silicon. But being the red blooded American that I am, I was thinking there must be an easier way. Have any ideas?

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#326626 --- 02/27/06 05:52 PM Re: best way to remove silicon sealant
SilverFox Offline
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Would heating it with a hair dryer help? Just a thought maybe it would become more pliable.
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#326627 --- 02/27/06 07:05 PM Re: best way to remove silicon sealant
Jeff Lawrence Offline
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Would heating it with a hair dryer help? Just a thought maybe it would become more pliable.




Thanks I'll give it a shot..

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#326628 --- 02/27/06 07:07 PM Re: best way to remove silicon sealant
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What is the silicon on?
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#326629 --- 02/27/06 07:57 PM Re: best way to remove silicon sealant
Z Genius Lusifer Offline
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they make a special silicone sealer disolver.....check walmart....works good. Also a blow torch and scraper will work too....
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#326630 --- 02/27/06 09:30 PM Re: best way to remove silicon sealant
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Sometimes you can just pull it off in big strings...

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#326631 --- 03/02/06 09:15 AM Re: best way to remove silicon sealant
Jeff Lawrence Offline
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What is the silicon on?




It was on my shower surround. I'm in the process of removing all the silicon caulk and redoing it all.

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#326632 --- 03/02/06 05:50 PM Re: best way to remove silicon sealant
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OH your Shower surround, .....get a woman from OVID to come over and stand in the unit, It will break all the seals and then you can just peel it off......

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#326633 --- 03/03/06 08:33 PM Re: best way to remove silicon sealant
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OH your Shower surround, .....get a woman from OVID to come over and stand in the unit, It will break all the seals and then you can just peel it off......






I love redheads.
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#326634 --- 03/03/06 09:00 PM Re: best way to remove silicon sealant
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The roof and the carpet match I bet too....If you can find the carpet....
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#326635 --- 03/05/06 06:08 AM Re: best way to remove silicon sealant
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Exploring is all the fun.

I'll break out the vacume cleaner and search for some dust bunnies.
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