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Old 01-21-2012, 10:20 AM   #1
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Solvent for the white GOOP AS uses

Does anyone know of a good solvent for getting the white putty caulk off the inside seam areas? If they had used a more rubbery material it would have sealed better. There are lot of places the white stuff has failed because it has no tensile strength at all. I am doing some repair work around the door handle area and I am trying to get this stuff off.

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Old 01-21-2012, 10:34 AM   #2
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Not sure of your specific caulk, but most can be removed with heat and the remainder with a solvent such as kerosene or other products of petroleum base. Keep ignition sources away from the work area.
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Does anyone know of a good solvent for getting the white putty caulk off the inside seam areas? If they had used a more rubbery material it would have sealed better. There are lot of places the white stuff has failed because it has no tensile strength at all. I am doing some repair work around the door handle area and I am trying to get this stuff off.

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Old 01-21-2012, 07:45 PM   #3
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I believe the white stuff on the older trailers is a butyl based sealant, if that is the case, mineral spirits are the solvent of choice. We use this in metal panel joints, as long as it isn't exposed to sunlight it will last a long, long time.

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Old 01-22-2012, 07:24 AM   #5
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It smells like oil. I think it is mineral based and not synthetic. It smells like what I remember traditional old school putty smells like. It has the consistancy of clay or putty even now. I have some mineral spirits I can try.

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