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Old 06-05-2012, 03:34 PM   #1
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how do I remove cured silicone caulking?


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Old 06-05-2012, 04:20 PM   #2
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Where is it?
A single edge razer, then a green scubby pad works for me.


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Old 06-05-2012, 06:24 PM   #3
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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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how do I remove cured silicone caulking?
How about using two tools.

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

And a 5-in-1 tool like this to scrape/dig silicone out from the crevice ($7.23):

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

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):


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Old 06-05-2012, 08:04 PM   #6
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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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