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Old 04-12-2012, 09:17 AM   #29
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yes they use it, with what seems liberal abandon.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:32 PM   #30
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yes they use it, with what seems liberal abandon.
That's a nice way of saying a 3 inch paint brush!
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:38 PM   #31
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I overheard one guy talking about Scamp's quality slipping - ha actually found a spot that wasn't covered in Silicone!
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:58 PM   #32
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For the record...DAP gets my vote!! I haven't removed all the silicone (because it would be impossible...it's everywhere) but I have removed it in visible areas with the DAP remover...I left it overnight & it is still took a bit of scrapping, but, not much and it had softened it up considerably. The gelcoat was nice and clean underneath afterwards too!

Happy de-siliconing...
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:38 AM   #33
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hi dave---your (excellent) product review could not have been more timely---but, alas, not for my trailer! i am in the process of regrouting and recaulking my bathtub in the house and had just spent a couple of hours reading labels in cdn tire and another home building supply store....and left without that DAP silicone-be-gone simply because they do not identify any ingredients on their label at all....
....now, though, i am intending on heading directly back to pick up a bottle to make the removal of the old caulking stress (and curse) -free!
thanks a zillion!
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:23 AM   #34
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... and had just spent a couple of hours reading labels in cdn tire and another home building supply store....and left without that DAP silicone-be-gone simply because they do not identify any ingredients on their label at all....
Theresa, perhaps you would like to check out the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for the remover?
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thanks, donna. that's one heckuva lot of info, isn't it?!! it told me what i wanted to know.
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:51 PM   #36
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I didn't have much luck as you using Silcone-be-gone in the past, but I didn't wait as long as you did. Did you cover up the area with plastic wrap to keep the stuff from drying out when you waited? Did you pre-scrape the silicone down so it wasn't as thick?
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:00 PM   #37
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Neither-just painted it on, went back into the house for a coffee and catch up on a few websites that I "haunt", went back out after 3 hours and started scraping with a plastic thingy. The silly-cone was a nearly-liquid jelly.

Might matter how thick you put it on?

No idea - I "painted" the stuff onto the silly-cone pretty heavily and the result was that the silly-cone plus silicone-be-gone was about the same jelly-like consistency as the silicone-be-gone had been when applied
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I put it on pretty thin, maybe that's why I didn't get such good results.
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this morning i called toronto and spoke with the customer service person there named lise. she was very helpful. i wanted to ensure that the bottle that i bought was actually supposed to be such a thick, gel-like consistency and not just an old bottle left on a shelf....
i didn't find that the supplied brush worked well....in hindsight, i'd use an old toothbrush next time. because i have an old tub that has been refinished, i was loathe to over-apply the silicone-be-gone for fear of ruining the finish....
i left it for 2 hours and found that the silicone caulking just peeled away in a long strip! awesome!! i did have a little bit of scraping to do with my plastic putty knife, took only a minute or two...and no damage to the tub that i can see.
all in all, i am pleased with the way it worked. i have gone from being a doubting thomas to a delighted theresa
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:35 PM   #40
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Has anyone tried Silicone-Be-Gone on the ensolite in their trailer? A PO tried to cover some on the seams with gobs of silicone in my boler and besides looking like crap, paint won't stick to it. I would like to repair this area without melting the ensolite wall covering.
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karen---you don't have much to lose! how about a test in a hidden or hard to see area? let us know how things work out.
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I hate silicone

We drove home through California, Oregon and Washington in the pouring rain the whole way. Yes, we even had rain in the Mojave Desert! The trucks were throwing up sheets of grime-ladened road spray at us constantly. No problem, I thought, I'll just give the trailer a good wash when we get home. Well, after the wash most of the trailer looks like its shiney new self, but all the "clear" silicone around the lights and other openings is colored brown now
Well, the trailer wasn't gonna stay new forever
Hey, on the bright side at least it only got hit by road spray and not by the whole truck!
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