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Old 02-09-2011, 06:49 AM   #31
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Yeah, I can't believe how much those magic erasers are capable of. What do they put in those things? We used it to get red candle wax off of a dresser. Worked like a charm.

Everyone's right on about all the caulk removal tips. Only thing that I could add is try to use a hobby type exacto knife when cutting out the caulk. Easier to grip and control than a utility knife.
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:52 AM   #32
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Yeah, I can't believe how much those magic erasers are capable of. What do they put in those things?

We used it to get red candle wax off of a dresser. Worked like a charm.

Everyone's right on about all the caulk removal tips. Only thing that I could add is try to use a hobby type exacto knife when cutting out the caulk. Easier to grip and control than a utility knife.
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:23 AM   #33
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I've used "Silicone be gone" made by DAP. Just follow the directions. I find it is at most hardware and building supply stores I deal with.

Razors and scrubbing works ok for tile or enamelled surfaces but even there there will usually be some spots with a little left . But if you are removing silicone from fibreglass or acrylic surfaces I guarantee you'll damage it with a razor.

I have not tried acetone. The magic eraser sounds good. I will try it next time. I've been told that magic eraser has chemicals in it that may be harmful to children. So just a word of caution for anyone with chemical sensitivities!
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:23 AM   #34
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You could remove a bead of cured or non-cured silicone from the hood of your car with DSR-5 Silicone & Adhesive remover without affecting the paint! It's all about the safety of the product...
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:41 PM   #35
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A sharp utility knife is always going to be the best tool for removing silicone caulk.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:52 AM   #36
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thanks clarkbj... prepping to redo the grout in my shower and coudn't get off the final film of silicone caulk in corners... it's early Sunday morning and I didn't feel like runnuing out to the hardware store to look for some of the products mentioned... saw clarkbj's thread about using WD40... worked like a champ!!! just sprayed on a light coat and scraped mith a razorblade... it's the bomb!!!
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:21 PM   #37
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nice!!!
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:43 PM   #38
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This is my first DIY project and I was going crazy removing old silicone caulk. I tried metal spatulas and craft knives and although they did an ok job, it was super difficult to get into tight places and nearly impossible removing thin layers of leftover silicone. The utility knives were never at the right angle.

I finally decided to try a small callous remover that has this longish thin blade attached to a slim plastic handle. It's not the 'protected blade' variety manufactured by a German company, but a simpler version with an exposed blade.

I wish I could attach a picture of this little tool; it stripped the caulk off my shower enclosure in minutes, and all in one piece. And thanks for the tip about the magic eraser, it works wonders removing the loose pieces of silicone.
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:36 PM   #39
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I wish I could attach a picture of this little tool; it stripped the caulk off my shower enclosure in minutes, and all in one piece. And thanks for the tip about the magic eraser, it works wonders removing the loose pieces of silicone.
I guess they will not let you post pictures until you have a few posts under your belt. Too bad, I would love to see the thing.

I don't know if you can plunk it and photobucket and point us to the URL yet either.
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:35 PM   #40
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so which of these would work best in a corner tile situation where it would be unfeasible to wash down with water after cleaning, and then a new bead of silicone would have to be placed.
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