Using WD-40/Silicon remover to remove old silicon sealeant?

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Old 12-24-16, 05:52 AM
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Using WD-40/Silicon remover to remove old silicon sealeant?

Just wondering if anyone has tried it before? How well does it work? The youtube videos make it look like it save a lot of effort.

Also, once you have sprayed the stuff and removed the old silicon, how do you ensure the area is free of the spray or WD-40, so the new silicon would go on tight?

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You have to clean off the oils in the WD-40 before you can apply new caulking. Paint thinner, maybe rubbing alcohol should wipe up the residue.
 
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Using WD-40/Silicon remover to remove old silicon sealeant?
From what ? That makes a difference too.

There is nothing that will dissolve the silicone. What you try to do is to get an oily substance to penetrate between the surface and the silicone.
 
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