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Old 11-24-2007, 04:48 AM   #1
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Does anyone have any tricks or chemicals to help in the removal of silicone sealer. I would like to re-do the sealant on the windows of our 2001 Pace Arrow, its yellowing and starting to peal.
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Old 11-24-2007, 04:48 AM   #2
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Does anyone have any tricks or chemicals to help in the removal of silicone sealer. I would like to re-do the sealant on the windows of our 2001 Pace Arrow, its yellowing and starting to peal.
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Old 11-24-2007, 07:51 AM   #3
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Hi Ken,

While there are chemical-based products capable of dissolving silicone, all are extremely caustic and thus are apt to damage the surface of your RV. If you're curious, check out General Electric's Sealants & Adhesives website.

As a result, most people use putty knives, chisels, screwdrivers, and so on. The bottom line: there aren't any quick solutions for removing silicone-based adhesives. However, if you use the right tools and experiment a little, you should be able to strip out the old stuff in a reasonable amount of time. Best of luck in your efforts.

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I found a plastic tool at Home Depot thats used for removing bath tube sealent and will not scrach surfaces. It will get down in cracks and you can use a thin screwdriver to help remove also. I found a Marine SILICONE Sealant that worked very well and you have 10 min to make a fine bead with your little finger and not have a mess. Got the sealant at West Marine comes in different colors.
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