09:50AM | 10/31/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Somebody put adhesive caulk around a bathtub. I'd like to remove it, but have found that's easier said than done. Looking for advice on how to accomplish the task. The tub is the fiberglass type and has a plastic shower "surround". The caulk is on thick. Ideas?


04:01PM | 11/05/01
Member Since: 11/04/01
14 lifetime posts
The only way is to use care and a sharp razor knife and stay off the tub


02:22AM | 11/06/01
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
Hi rpxlpx,
Carpenters would not be happy with this one but I have used a 3/4" wood chisel to remove caulk with success.Keep the beveled edge up and you won't damage the tub.


12:38AM | 11/09/01
Member Since: 10/09/01
48 lifetime posts
Just in case you are still struggling with the tub sealer..... There is a product which is supposed to remove Silicon caulking. If I remember correctly it's made by Dow Corning. It comes in a small jar and is brushed on. It's not a miracle worker but it does in fact soften the silicon and enables easier removal. Good Luck - hope I'm not too late.


03:30AM | 11/09/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Thanks Alan. You're not too late.
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