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Old 05-03-2015, 02:11 PM   #1
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How to remove sealant on skylight?

The skylight is covered with a lot of sealant. I'm not going to complain much about the poor workmanship here but want to know the best way to remove it. I prefer solvent rather than scraping to avoid damage. Thanks for your input.
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Old 05-03-2015, 03:24 PM   #2
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Hope you'll get some ideas, but I can't think of anything that will remove the sealant, without damaging the skylight. I'd ask you dealer to handle it, or replace the skylight. I agree with the slippy workmanship though.
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Is that picture showing the inside under the sky light or the roof ?
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Old 05-03-2015, 04:26 PM   #4
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I would try WD40 with a LOT of patience... and probably a few choice "blue" words in the process.
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Old 05-03-2015, 05:13 PM   #5
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It's outside on the roof, very visible from inside.
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Looks just like every skylight I have ever seen. I used wife's hair dryer with putty knife.. Heat gun will work, Careful with solvents. Some, most, will penetrate the membrane and loosen the glue holding the rubber roof doen.
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:23 PM   #7
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WD40 did the trick! I sprayed carefully on the spot, used a paper towel to wipe off excessive amount. Waited about a minute and the sealant became soft. Then just used a brush, paper towel and fingernails to remove it. Finished the job with windex. Looks fine now.
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Picture after clean.
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If they would use a little self control and steady hand when they applied caulk to these trailers they could probably knock a grand off the price.
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Picture after clean.
Whats the difference. Did you just clean or re-apply new.
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