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Old 11-02-2015, 08:51 PM   #1
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Cleaning old silicone from exterior

Is there a safe way to clean old silicone that is smeared on the fiberglass siding on my 02 Flagstaff that will not cause damage? Thankyou.
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:52 PM   #2
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carefully use carb cleaner
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:17 PM   #3
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Goo Gone.Will not hurt the gelcoat.
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Old 11-03-2015, 09:53 AM   #4
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Thankyou, I'll try the goo gone first.
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Old 11-03-2015, 09:59 AM   #5
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Be careful with Goo Gone. There is extra strength Goo Gone that will remove paint and damage gelcoat. The regular Goo Gone is pretty tame and should be okay.
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Old 11-03-2015, 10:03 AM   #6
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I use carb cleaner on a course rag. Keep damp, works great. If careful and doing calk repairs, wipe old calk to clean. It will make the new calk stick better. Got this tip from a friend that rents RV's.
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Old 11-03-2015, 01:12 PM   #7
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Xylene

I have used xylene with very good results to remove excess geocel 2400 without damage to fiberglass. Not sure about painted surfaces. It is death on decals so, keep away. I have used this cleaner for fiberglass boats with very good results to remove excess 3m 5200. When done I wash the area with dish soap.
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Old 11-03-2015, 01:14 PM   #8
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I have used WD-40 with good results.
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Old 11-03-2015, 01:36 PM   #9
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Mineral spirits is what i used after i peeled most of the old stuff off with a detailing rasor blade (short blade witthe backer so it won't bend in shape.) carefully sliced the majority off and then poured spirits onto a microfibre cloth and rubbed away the remaining bits. Because it evaporates fast it leaves no residue.

also great for preping the roof seams for new caulking as well.
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X2 on the mineral spirits
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