Removing silicon caulk


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Old 08-27-15, 10:18 AM
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Removing silicon caulk

I am re-caulking my shower and have removed the current silicon caulk that exists. There are still some crumbly residue particles sticking to the culutured marble walls. I was thinking of using some acetone to remove the crumbles that remain. Will this work, will it damage anything? Acetone is pretty strong stuff.
 
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Old 08-27-15, 10:32 AM
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IMO soap and a lot of elbow grease works best. Is the shower tile or plastic/fiberglass?
 
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Old 08-27-15, 10:44 AM
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There is nothing that I know of that dissolves silicone.

When you use a chemical to remove silicone.... you aren't dissolving it....... you are releasing it from the surface. You can try many things to make that happen. Soap is a good choice. Sometimes WD-40 works or another light oil. Mineral spirits is another good choice. You just want to make sure whatever you use doesn't permanently stain the surface.
 
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Old 08-27-15, 11:32 AM
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It's cultured marble. I have some WD40 and CRC636
 
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Old 08-27-15, 11:36 AM
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I'd be hesitant to use acetone on cultured marble, I'd start with WD40 and elbow grease.
 
 

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