SILICONE caulk residue

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  1. Sep 15, 2013 #1

    dthornton

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    When I put in our new tub and 5 piece surround (both plastic/fiberglass), I used silicone bath/tub/tile caulk around the joint. Apparently, 1 area didn't seal well because when we take a shower, we have water running out the end of the tub/surround juncture and down the side of the tub on the faucet end. :( So, I'm going to have to pull out the old caulk and re-caulk it. I know that fresh silicone will not stick to old silicone and have heard that there is a cleaner you are supposed to use on the tub and surround after removing the old caulk, to remove the silicone residue. However, I wasn't told the name or type of cleaner to use; these days many (most?) of the home improvement store employees are clueless and have no idea what to recommend. :confused: Can one of you please tell me what cleaner (a couple of brand names would be helpful) to use to remove the silicone residue? Thanks!
     
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    nealtw

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    dthornton

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    Thanks, neal. I'll see if I can find it. Perhaps Home Depot carries it.
     

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