Cleaning up adhesive/sealant after removing sliding doors to bathtub


Old 08-04-15, 12:18 PM
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Cleaning up adhesive/sealant after removing sliding doors to bathtub

I have removed the glass/plastic doors to a tub in my house because the space is too confined. I am going to put up a rod a bath-curtain.

I removed the doors and the frame, but it left behind ugly adhesive and sealant (I'm guessing). I want to scrape it up. It is on the bathroom tile and on the side of the tub. I don't want to ruin the tub or the tile. I have no clue what to attack it with. I detached the stuff from the frame with a box cutter and muscle power. I really don't want to have to replace the tub or the tile.

If anyone can give me any clues or direction here, I would greatly appreciate it. I am NOT much of a handy person...

Old 08-04-15, 12:21 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Acetone is generally the solvent for silicone caulk and I would suspect you're dealing with at least some of that. Should be fine on the tile but do you know what the tub is made of?
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Generally it's best to start with a milder solvent and work your way up although it might be wise to try scraping with a plastic putty knife lubricated with soap first.

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