10:52AM | 11/17/04
Member Since: 11/16/04
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I replaced a sliding door w/ some french doors, and when caulking the casing, mistakenly used silicon caulk (non-paintable). How do I get this stuff off?

I doesn't seem like the stuff has dried after being on there for 2 weeks. (Silicon II).

Tried doing the half-ass aproach and put paintable over it, but didn't stick.

Do I just scrape away?




09:41AM | 11/18/04
Member Since: 06/23/04
161 lifetime posts
When silicone caulk doesn't stick, it doesn't stick at all. When it sticks, the only way to remove silicone is to cut it away. Be careful and make your first cut as close to the wood as possible, even to the point of shaving a thin layer away in the process. If you "saw" it off leaving a jagged surface, it will be a real mess to even out. Silicone on glass or metal is easier to scrape off with a razor blade. You can't sand or wire brush it away very effectively. There may be a silicone solvent out there but I have never heard of it. If you get it on something very porous such as brick, it cannot be removed.

Sorry I can't be of more help.


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