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Old 08-13-2015, 02:45 PM   #1
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Removing silicone

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to remove old silicone? I am trying to fix a leak on the roof around the fan but can't get the lap sealer to stick . Someone used silicone I would like to remove it and use what originally was on there


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Old 08-13-2015, 03:03 PM   #2
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removing silicone

Once silicone hardens it is very difficult to remove. Organic solvents like xylene and toluene are likely to hurt your vehicle. Alcohol has been reported to help. Solvents will soften the polymer but will not dissolve it. The product that I have used is DSR-5 which is available on Amazon. This should be effective for your project.
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Old 08-13-2015, 03:13 PM   #3
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I use a automotive gasket scraper and a razor blade (with holder) just be careful (safe) if you have a little residual when done a little sandpaper then use dicor self leveling lap sealer.
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Old 08-13-2015, 03:20 PM   #4
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I have used this before: Dap Canada | Silicone Remover -90ML | Home Depot Canada
Not sure if it is available in the US.
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Old 08-13-2015, 03:55 PM   #5
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Actually, I have found silicone easy to remove. I use a plastic scraper and it usually pulls off in a long strip. For example, I just had to do an emergency repair on my roof due to a tree limb falling on it like an arrow. Gave me a nice hole and due to the rain, a nice leak.

All I could find in the small town was GE Silicone Sealant. It worked great.

When I got home, I was able to pull it off quite easily with the plastic scraper a week or two later and then filled with Dicor and then a patch of Enterbond tape. For those little pieces that hang on, I found just goo be gone or something similar will help to remove. Just soak for a few minutes and wipe.


But are you sure it is silicone and not a sealer such as Profex RV? That's what they used to seal around my vent fan. Removed it the same way as silicone, but it was a lot messier and took more time.
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I agree with f5moab, that is what I have always done, even when I worked at the RV dealership, but make sure it is a plastic scraper, metal can and will do damage in you are not careful.
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Old 08-28-2015, 01:58 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone it took awhile but I finally got it off


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