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Clever 06-05-2012 03:34 PM

silicone caulking
 
how do I remove cured silicone caulking?

joecaption 06-05-2012 04:20 PM

Where is it?
A single edge razer, then a green scubby pad works for me.

ddawg16 06-05-2012 06:24 PM

Have any friends that are dentists? You know those tools that they use on your mouth to torture you? The work great for removing silicone too.....

wctekkk 06-05-2012 06:26 PM

elbow grease and a razor blade.

Homerepairguy 06-05-2012 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clever (Post 937009)
how do I remove cured silicone caulking?

How about using two tools.

A razor scraper like this to cut the silicone ($10.01):
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA300_.jpg
http://www.amazon.com/Titan-11030-Mu...8938643&sr=1-3


And a 5-in-1 tool like this to scrape/dig silicone out from the crevice ($7.23):
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA300_.jpg
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...o_cart_title_2

I need to recaulk one tub/shower and am planning to buy both. Should come in handy for a lot of other jobs too.

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EDIT:
Just noticed that the Titan razor scraper above uses a heavy duty razor blade. This razor scraper tool uses standard single edge razor blades ($10.51):
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA300_.jpg
http://www.amazon.com/Lisle-52000-Ra...pr_product_top
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HRG

Blondesense 06-05-2012 08:04 PM

A spray bottle of water helps too. I find keeping the surface wet minimizes the chance of scratching or gouging acrylic or fiberglass.


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