Conversation Between kevinb and A-Merry-Can
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  1. A-Merry-Can
    I'll have to look into that next time I'm at Homey D... My free time is SO scarce lately, I have no idea when I'll actually be able to work on it. :-S Thanks for the tip, though! I'll post something here when I get a chance to try it.

    Thanks for the tip!
  2. kevinb
    12-15-2009 12:06 AM
    Wanted to end with merry christmas but the post had too many characters so....
    Merry Christmas!
  3. kevinb
    12-14-2009 11:59 PM
    Mr. jp
    Started a comment and lost it half way through so you may get 2. Anyway nice to hear from you. The best I have found was an old can of 3M adhesive remover, cant find any more but the principal chemical was xylene a friend of benzene "universal solvent" that I used in chemistry classes in college, now found to be a carcinogen, but I'm still here. They sell xylene by the gallon in home depot for about 16 bucks. Take a sponge, wet it, hold it on the silicone and sing your favorite song (it needs to soak). Now here comes the part you really wont like, you can scrape it off with a plastic putty knife but a finger nail works better, you can feel when you hit that smooth aluminum (less damage). If you invite me for another visit I'll work for free for a while. But if you insist on digitally removing silicone in the absence of my presence go for it. Also to further prove I'm crazy I've asked for a whole stocking full of crud remover of different types if any works I'll let you know.
  4. A-Merry-Can
    Hey man!

    How's it going? Haven't talked to you in a while. Found any secret sauces to remove that silicone? I'm going to try to start on mine over the winter. I just finished removing the last parts of the interior, next is removing and resealing the windows and rain gutters... might as well get that silicone crap off then as well.

  5. kevinb
    10-12-2009 09:42 AM

    Ive got about 5 kinds of silicone on mine,on some this works others not so well also the thinner the silicone the better so cut off tops of big chunks w/razor knife (you know dont touch the skin!) after all the fancy solvents Ive tried what works best...wd 40
    Hopes this helps.
  6. A-Merry-Can
    i believe it's one of these, but I can't remember which. You'll need to remove one and take measurements.
  7. kevinb
    09-30-2009 09:12 PM
    can you get your hands on the part # for the casement operator for the tradewind, couldnt find it on the blaine web site. No hurry wont be pulling miss silicone anytime soon.

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