Removing FlexiSeal? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-31-2007, 09:09 PM   #1
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I am in the process of replacing a roof vent that was very well installed, just broken...

It looks to have been installed using the process shown in this post by Per.

Any idea how to remove the hardened FlexiSeal material that is left now? I would like to have it all off to get as good of a seal as possible on the replacement. I have been scraping it down with a razor scraper, but it is taking forever. It is hardened on and not budging.

Any chemical or other remover that would work? I tried a bit of acetone, but I didn't know if it would eat the gelcoat so didn't try very long with it. Ideas?


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Old 07-31-2007, 10:51 PM   #2
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Okay, ignore my post above, I used some more elbow grease and the razor scaper and managed to The removal part is done, installation - tomorrow!
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Okay, ignore my post above, I used some more elbow grease and the razor scaper and managed to The removal part is done, installation - tomorrow!
good job! we're going to install a fanastic fan, so we may run in to that ourselves
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99.9% of any sealant used on a trailer will require time/effort and elbow grease to remove. I figure anything that softens the sealant has a good chance of being smeared around thereby making the condition worse. At least using a scrapper and my thumb nails I can contain the mess. I've found plastic knives and good old fashioned plexiglass ice scrappers to be the cheapest and best products to use (did I mentioned thumbnails too ). As an FYI, Acetone doesn't harm gelcoat.
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