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Old 09-15-2015, 01:38 PM   #1
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Removing Silicone Calk Residue from Diamond Shield

I had to replace my driver side windshield washer mounting assembly. The new piece left a very small gap above it so I used a some silicone to seal that gap up. In the process I managed to get some silicone around the mounting piece but didn't see it until it was all dried up. This is a very thin residue covering a few square inches but noticeable.

I have tried denatured alcohol and lint free cloth but that doesn't seem to be doing much.

Looking for any suggestions on how to remove it.
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Acetone would be my go-to for that, but I don't have a good sense of what your base material is. That will profoundly affect the level of chemical aggression you want to try.
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Old 09-15-2015, 01:56 PM   #3
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3M Adhesive remover. Does not attack paint or gelcoat and makes cleaning up seams easy!
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Try rubbing it off with your thumb. Works when I get extra where I don't want it.
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Acetone would be my go-to for that, but I don't have a good sense of what your base material is. That will profoundly affect the level of chemical aggression you want to try.
I have that Diamond Shield covering so I do need to be careful with anything scratching it. OTOH...I have to be a bit concerned of something being too "chemical aggressive".
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3M Adhesive remover. Does not attack paint or gelcoat and makes cleaning up seams easy!
I got some of that now but will wait till tomorrow. The instructions caution about using it on a hot surface and the sun is making it pretty warm.
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Well...I guess I have a bigger problem. LOL

A few weeks ago we were on the road and a truck hauling hogs passed us and then moved into our lane. Shortly after they hit their brakes for a car on the side of the road and I did the same. I was slowly backing away when they cleared the car and started to accelerate. At this point I was about 200' behind when out of the back of the trailer came a river of...you know what!

Well...it appears I didn't do a good enough job cleaning up and I now have pits in the Diamond Shield...all over it. The slight blemish caused by the caulk might become a minor issue over time.
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Don,

Believe it or not, I just installed new shower doors (2 days ago) at the S and B and I used flour and water mix to remove the old silicone. I had to use something non-chemical so it wouldn't bother my DW. Listen, it worked!! Google it. Try to remove as much as possible first by scrapping or whatever. It took a couple applications to remove it all. Thin layer and let it dry then scrape off. That seemed to be the key. Mix the water and flour to a paste like consistency and apply. It worked pretty good or I would not be recommending.

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http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-i...e-caulking.htm
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Years ago when I worked for a window co. We used 90% isopropyl rubbing alcohol to remove dried silicone from the glass and frame. The 70% did not work
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Well...I guess I have a bigger problem. LOL

A few weeks ago we were on the road and a truck hauling hogs passed us and then moved into our lane. Shortly after they hit their brakes for a car on the side of the road and I did the same. I was slowly backing away when they cleared the car and started to accelerate. At this point I was about 200' behind when out of the back of the trailer came a river of...you know what!

Well...it appears I didn't do a good enough job cleaning up and I now have pits in the Diamond Shield...all over it. The slight blemish caused by the caulk might become a minor issue over time.
The traumatic memory has clearly affected your ability to adequately emoticon the full picture. Here, let me help.......







There, that fills in the blanks I think.
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The traumatic memory has clearly affected your ability to adequately emoticon the full picture. Here, let me help.......







There, that fills in the blanks I think.
Still sitting here LMFAO! Well...at least my day starts with a laugh! Now I have to plan to remove the DS and I suspect the cooler temps approaching might make that more difficult. I have a thread on that...
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