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Old 03-03-2012, 06:39 PM   #1
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Outer sealant removal ??

I'm sure this has been addressed, but couldn't find it.... We have old ugly sealant,, (not sure what type) around some lights etc on the outer fiberglass body... How do I remove this stuff without harming the great looking fiberglass ?? Thanks bunches,,,, D
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:18 PM   #2
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I've used a plastic putty knife on dozens of projects including removing excess sealant.
Use the edge like a knife to cut around the fixture then scrape gently to remove the strip of excess.
Shop Warner 2" Plastic Putty Knife at Lowes.com
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I've used a plastic putty knife on dozens of projects including removing excess sealant.
Use the edge like a knife to cut around the fixture then scrape gently to remove the strip of excess.
Shop Warner 2" Plastic Putty Knife at Lowes.com


It is basically a "cut it out" process and using the plastic tools will help prevent fiberglass damage. Just don't dig the plastic tool into the fiberglass.

Finish up as needed with a cleaner like acetone.
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I am redoing my seames and plastic it is, agree with whats been said take it easy to save the decals.
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Some plastic tools can also be used for pressing silicone grout into tile work, laying beads in corners and scraping excesses of materials of many kinds in many places w/o harming a surface.
If the edge gets nicked or dulled it can be sharpened with a flat file.
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Thanks everybody... This stuff has been on there for years, and its more like a roof sealant,, real tough... Guess I'll just start on the porch light till I get that done, as its the most apparent.
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... This stuff has been on there for years, and its more like a roof sealant,, real tough...
Judicious use of a heat gun may help.
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