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Old 08-11-2015, 03:08 PM   #1
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Not too spiffy...

As a result of our warm (hot) summers, what I figure is melting caulking around the windows has formed hard "drips". Short of a razor blade and the good opportunity to permanently damage the surface, how do I make these go away?
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Old 08-22-2015, 10:17 PM   #2
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I just used a utility knife and some caution. Then I used gas to clean up
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Old 08-22-2015, 10:53 PM   #3
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Mineral sprites or kerosene on a rag should remove the caulking. Don't use a tool to remove the caulking it will damage the unit.

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Mine did this under the door. I used some Awesome cleaner... Came right off


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Old 08-23-2015, 12:10 AM   #5
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I agree that the knife can do damage so if cleaners work it is best to go that route.
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I agree on the cleaners. I keep hearing this Awesome product. I'll try it first. Thanks.
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Iwannacamp, I got the all-purpose Awesome. It's very concentrated. What ratio did you use and exactly how did you apply it?
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Iwannacamp, I got the all-purpose Awesome. It's very concentrated. What ratio did you use and exactly how did you apply it?

Hmmm. This is Arkansas... The stronger the better. I just sprayed out of the bottle. WD-40 would prolly work too, but my trailer is metal I am not sure about fiberglass.


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Ohhh and wiped with a cotton rag


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If it's semi-pliable caulking, I would think that a plastic scraper or putty knife type of tool might help without damaging the underlying surface.
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Iwannacamp, I got the all-purpose Awesome. It's very concentrated. What ratio did you use and exactly how did you apply it?
Use caution with some cleaners. I have learned the hard way with past TT when i damaged the paint on a metal sided units with the cleaner Don't let the cleaner dry of stand on the unit to long use caution.

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