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Old 07-28-2009, 05:35 AM   #29
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I have just had to remove a shower enclosure in my house that our contractor glued in with 100% silicone caulk. Unfortunately, he even used it to seal against our "new" textured tile floor. Trimming the residual down with a razor blade scraper and then liberally applying Goo-Gone to the residue letting it sit for 10 minutes and then applying the scraper again takes it off completely and with very little work. Goo-Gone is a combination of mineral spirits and citrus oils.

It sure worked nicely in my bath!


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Old 07-28-2009, 09:15 AM   #30
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Here's a good place to show everyone a...
"Silicone Horror Story"...

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This is the handiwork of the fella who I bought my Scamp from...

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Seems he used the cover off of a mobilehome water heater door...

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I guess when "Monster Trucks" wasn't on TV he'd be out back using a tube of silicone...

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...and his trusty finger to gob it on...I just wished he had washed his finger...

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"before" & "after"...lucky for me the door was attached by only the silicone. I used rivets and a bead of window cauk...can you see my cauking? I think NOT!

The inside wasn't much better...EVERY seam had been "cauked"(Including between sections of "Elephant Skin".) ...a la "finger"

3 years now, I'm still scraping silicone.


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Old 07-28-2009, 10:38 AM   #31
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Holy mackerel!

Scary (although the way you wrote it made me laugh).


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