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Old 04-08-2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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Silicon removal..

Has anyone found a solvent/method that safely removes cured silicone?

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Old 04-08-2012, 12:42 PM   #2
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silicone removal products can usually be found at most any Home Depot, Lowes etc. VTS also has a very good product available. It helps to do it on a warm day (or you can use a heat gun to speed things along)

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Old 04-13-2012, 07:07 PM   #3
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We've had the best luck with McKanica, it's the product Vintage Trailer Supply sells.

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Old 04-14-2012, 12:50 PM   #4
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Just a factoid to keep in mind:

Dow-Corning flatly states cured Silicone caulks/adhesives have 'no known solvent' so what the 'removal' products do is break the bond with hard surfaces silicone has slimed, err... the silicone has been applied to.

I just recycled 3/8" plate glass shelves that each had six feet of silicone residue from glued-on oak trim... only took 60 minutes each using a fresh razor blade and shaving the three sides at the glass edges down to bright shiny glass, so if you're getting more than one foot per ten minutes with a removal-product it sounds like a deal...

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Old 04-14-2012, 02:47 PM   #5
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we've had some success using a "3M Stripe Off Wheel" to remove what's left after cutting off closely with a knife - Stripe Off Wheels:*Stripe Off Wheels

you can commonly find them on Amazon - 3M Stripe Off Wheel 07498, 4 in x 5/8 in, w/Hardware - 7498AM: Home Improvement

you need a power tool that you can hold steady, as the wheel will "run off" if you don't hold tight!

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