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Old 04-10-2008, 06:20 PM
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What can I use to remove silicone from my transom with out damaging the gel,I am replacing my exhaust tips and the new tips are a little smaller.
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Beefy wood chisels work well. If it was any kind of good quality silicone you may have a hard time removing 100% of it without slightly scratching or marring the gelcoat inderneath it. You can sand/buff out minor marks in gel.
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:40 PM
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Try a new rasor blade and soapy water. Acetone will remove most silicones. If it's to hard.!? mild MEK with water or even Xylol deluted with water.
I had good luck removing all types of silicone and rubber with those three methods.
Carefull with MEK and Xylol. Tough chit.
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Just tell the girls to get off your transom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Acetone or Laquer Thinner. Just put some on a rag and rub the silicone off with your finer.
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:29 PM
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home depot has this new product its green in color in the silicone isle comes in small tubes but works good losens it up so it peals off
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I use Acetone to get off excess silicone.
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There isn't much that will hurt gelcoat surface except wood chisels and razors blades. I have learn the hard way and spent hours try to repair the damage. You may also try 3 m product that is made from citrus . It works well..
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