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Old 06-05-2012, 04:34 PM   #1
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how do I remove cured silicone caulking?


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

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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.....
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elbow grease and a razor blade.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:39 PM   #5
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how do I remove cured silicone caulking?
How about using two tools.

A razor scraper like this to cut the silicone ($10.01):

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://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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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://www.amazon.com/Lisle-52000-Ra...pr_product_top
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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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