Removing cured 100% silicone

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  1. Apr 8, 2010 #1

    Bud Cline

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    Here's a question I have no answer to. I'm sure Kelebay can answer it.

    Once 100% silicone is smeared on anodized aluminum how the heck do you remove it without damaging the aluminum? Is there a chemical that will soften and remove the 100% silicone?
     
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    [ame=http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=silicone+solvents&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8]silicone solvents - Google Search[/ame]
     
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    I found that just rubbing it off with your fingers works for me.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2010 #4

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    Silicone caulk should rub right off of anodized aluminum, just as Kok suggests.

    It sticks particularily well to anything with a lot of silicon in it, like glass, but it should be a simple matter of getting it off of aluminum.
     
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    Bud Cline

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    Or, the other "only way" is to use xylol (xylene). I just learned that today.:)
     

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