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Old 01-21-2009, 03:36 PM   #1
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I need to remove the old caulk between the outside aluminum siding and the corner trim to replace with new caulk. What is the easiest way to remove without scratching the aluminum? Can I use a heat gun to loosen caulk first? Just want to do it right the first time. Thanks

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I wouldnt use a heat gun to loosen the caulk.I did this repair on my siding.I found the eazy way to do this is to use a (Razor Blade or Box Cutter). I started in the middle and worked my way side to side. I think a heat gun would Blister or bubble your paint. The caulk on my siding was eazy to do it took me about a hour to do the repair. I hope this helps you out Ron

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Old 01-22-2009, 09:45 AM   #3
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Thanks Ron, I agree to much heat would blister the paint but wondering if a small amount of heat would loosen the caulk just to make it a little easer. Maybe use a hair drier on low, just a thought.
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I've used a small plastic scraper I sharpened to scrape away the old caulk. Works great and does not scratch anything.

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Hi, Lowe's or HD sell a plastick tool for caulking removal, it works realy good and is very inexpensive.
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:19 AM   #6
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I use a sharpened dowel sanded at a 45 -60 degree angle on sander at one end of dowel and I sand a flat area on other end around 45 to create a flat. It works great. I learned this trick from an RV repairman.

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