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Remove Exterior Caulking


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03-18-01, 03:43 AM   #1  
Remove Exterior Caulking

The caulking on the outside of my house is in very poor shape. It's dried hard and has many leaks. I want to remove the caulk and reapply.

How do I remove the old caulk? Scrapping with a putty knife isn't going to work. The caulk is as hard as a rock.

Bill

[Edited by gfd098 on 03-18-01 at 06:49]

 
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03-28-01, 08:47 AM   #2  
Unfortunately, you need to do a bit of chiseling. Red Devil makes an interesting tool that can help, cuts into a corner, but scraping is the order of the day.
If you are brave the rotary pin paint removers with floating pins that go on a drill can be used, but safety goggles are a must, and the coarse units can crack glass if you are not steady. As the caulk seems to be around the entire frame structure, that shouldn't be much of a problem.

Good Luck - and don't rush it. You'll get the knack after a while.

David


 
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