silicone sealer

Postby andy stuart » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:10 am

how to get rid of excess sealant on an aluminium shower door support silicone sealer remover is not to be used on aluminium
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Postby thedoctor » Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:54 pm

Very careful scraping with a hobby knife blade Andy
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Postby andy stuart » Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:37 am

thanks kind of thought that was my only option, was praying for some chemical solution
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Postby Chivs » Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:13 pm

There is a chemical product you can get in Focus. it is in a tube in the fillers section and it is a silicone remover. It stinks like hell and wear gloves. Sorry cannot remember the make. Homebase sell it too. :)
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Postby Measure_twice_cut_once » Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:13 am

You can buy silicone remover from screwfix. I've used it a few times, it works really well but may need a second application if the sealant to be removed is quite thick. I would avoid using too sharp a knife to remove sealant as you can nick the edge of a plastic bath/shower of even cut into the aluminium. See the removing sealant project.
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Postby carhartt kid » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:39 pm

Ditto, the stuff from Screwfix is fine on steel and aluminium. Good stuff, but stinks like rotten oranges???? Weird???? I might try some rotten oranges to remove silicone, you never know!
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