Originally Posted by bbuehler
...just HOW and with WHAT, one can take off the yucky old globs of slicone used by a former owner...
Was acetone the answer for rubbing off just the small silicone residue left on the Egg, after you've used your fingernails to get off the great gobs of glued on silicone, from things like rivet heads?
I'm just trying to replace the old oxidized and decomposed rivet covers with new snap-on caps and bands. How do I 'glue' the bands for the new caps to snap onto, down onto the fiberglass of my Eggie? And once it's glued down properly, do I put a piece of the butyl putty tape on top of the rivet head...or do I put a vey small dab of some other sealant on it, prior to 'snapping' on it's shiny new plastic beauty cap?
I really appreciate all of you WISE Fix-It Folk...'cause I certainly didn't absorb any of those 'genes' during my 59 years of living...never too late to learn (AKA: absorb), huh?!
ACE Hardware sells a product by McKanica
called Silicone Caulk Remover
Took 3 application, applied heavy, to remove what I couldn't with a putty knife. Follow instructions.
I have several loose outside rivit "Caps" loose on my Casita
. Apparently, when the old ones came off, the inner ring (band) came off with them and the new caps were just filled with silicone and stuck on. They are not holding very well.
I'm thinking of an aluminum screw, nail, or rivit to insert through a new inner band and into the exposed rivit, (not to deep) to hold the band in place. Silicone or other sealer to go between the band and the rivit. Then snap the cap onto the band.