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drewdin 08-24-2013 08:49 AM

removing caulking from a windows/aztek
 
I had a contractor install some windows and it looks like he used caulking, not silicone where he sealed the windows to the Aztek.

The color of the caulking has now turned pee yellow and has dirt stuck to it and looks horrible.

I wanted to remove the caulking and use silicone, is there a best practice for removing the caulking? I can provide pictures later if required.

Thanks guys

kok328 08-24-2013 09:29 AM

Silicone will yellow too. You might be able to clean the old caulk of dirt by wiping it down with some type of solvent.

alesha 08-24-2013 09:17 PM

anyone know what caulk would be good to seal a doorwall? It has been leaking a bit and I need it torally sealed until I can remove and replace the whole thing. the guy actually put the thing in backwards in the house we bought

inspectorD 08-27-2013 07:53 AM

ok
 
There are caulcks to use that can even be applied when it's raining. Sidwinder, geocel and lexcel are all professional caulks. They do get messy, but they work fantastic for those times your just trying to "dry in" a job for later.
Good luck.

WindowsonWashington 08-27-2013 04:40 PM

I would throw OSI in that mix as well.

See if you can clean the sealant before ripping it out.

drewdin 08-30-2013 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kok328 (Post 90788)
Silicone will yellow too. You might be able to clean the old caulk of dirt by wiping it down with some type of solvent.

Any suggestions on a solvent?


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