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No actinic will help.
My own action for removing silicone is:
1) application a brand on the better amounts
2) application a knife (I accept an old kitchen "steak" blazon knife with a almost adjustable blade) on what remains
3) application sandpaper on the apparent to abolish the "residue" (check by wiping some baptize on it - if baptize no best "beads" or "pools" - silicone is assuredly gone). While accomplishing that, I accumulate cursing the PO and whoever was the aboriginal dumass that anticipation up the abstraction of application silicone as a adhesive on a boat.
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I just removed a bunch of silicone from a rub rail. Please see my other thread on what I used. It worked great. (Hey, it's really late here.) Hope that helps.

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Re: Removing old silicone

I was talking to Catalina customer service. They recommend the use of "Anti-Bond", and promise I will be pleased. It is in the West Marine data base, but, unfortunately, for some reason (related to the danger element in the chemical?) not available in Canada...
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Re: Removing old silicone

Laquer thiner works

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