Cleaning aged caulk - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-17-2017, 04:06 PM   #1
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Question Cleaning aged caulk

Anyone have a good solution for cleaning old dirty looking caulk? It's still functional, but looks too obviously old. Rather like me.
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:30 PM   #2
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I've heard of folks using Oxygen Bleach Powder to clean and whiten caulk, but I've not tried it. Supposedly it's easier on the caulk than chlorine, and wont harm or strip the gelcoat surfaces adjacent to the caulk. Might try that, letting the oxy bleach solution sit wet on the caulk for several minutes before scrubbing, and then using an old toothbrush to scrub it clean.
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:49 PM   #3
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I haven't tried this either but have heard the Mr. Clean magic erasers are good for yellowed caulk.
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I haven't tried this either but have heard the Mr. Clean magic erasers are good for yellowed caulk.
I like those Tim, but I have a hard time with them - they seem to fall apart rather rapidly.
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Old 08-18-2017, 11:45 PM   #5
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I just removed a lot of old caulking from my unit. It was still functional but very stained. I used a 3M scouring pad, not a Mr. Clean Magic eraser which is too abrasive and may scratch the gel coat but one that is safe for a teflon pan, to remove the surface layer of the old caulking and then applied a new surface coat over the old one.
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Old 10-06-2017, 07:19 PM   #6
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I've been scapping and soaking with acetone on the silicone sealer junked all over the inside of my Scamp. I like the pad idea, Thanks!
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Old 10-07-2017, 05:04 AM   #7
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With all the comments of silicone removal.....if someone came up with an easy removal product, they'd be counting their millions in no time.
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Old 10-07-2017, 08:37 AM   #8
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I have this I think it adds a certain allure to Stevie so I am not fussing about it! What you see is what you get!


Good for you guys if you want this. I love Stevie and I am going to let the old girl alone!


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