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 Post subject: Removing silicone
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:58 pm 
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I have to remove some silicone on a painted window as it's gone tacky for some unknown reason. It's scraping off fine and a wipe with some white spirits is cleaning it off fine.

Question is will the white spirits leave a permanent residue that will affect the water based paint underneath in any way? I will probably need to touch up after.


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 Post subject: Re: Removing silicone
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I know what you mean and do not know the answer ... but why not wipe the white spirit with meths? At least meths will evaporate


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The thought occurred to me too but I don't know if that will remove any possible residue.


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Only experimenting ... I had to do exactly that (white spirit and meths) to clean the brand new brake disks I had to fit on the car. White spirit would not leave them clean enough. There again I did not paint them to see what would happen :-(


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Hmmm, tricky.


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i use Screwfix -NO NONSENSE SEALANT REMOVER to remove silicone it's the best product i've used & it's only £4.20..Its easy to use & it comes with it's own brush.



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I saw that, does it need neutralising afterwards, does it affect the paint?


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Desmondo15 wrote:
I saw that, does it need neutralising afterwards, does it affect the paint?

I'm not sure about that i'm afraid..I've only used to to remove silicone from around baths etc.



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Desmondo15 wrote:
I saw that, does it need neutralising afterwards, does it affect the paint?


Can't answer that either but it smells very VERY acidic. In other words it is an acid.



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