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Removing Silicone

Looking for some good suggestions to remove silicone residue so I can re-bed hardware. Thanks
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Removing Silicone

Turpentine and Acetone will disolve Silicone. Use a non-abrasive scouring pad and LOTS of paper towels (you don''t want to merely spread the stuff around).
There are a number of more drastic chemicals, which I''d hate to even mention.
There are also a number of commercial formulations - search "Silicone Solvent".
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Gord
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don''t forget a bit of elbow grease!!!
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Removing Silicone

Wear gloves when working with Acetone. You will absorb it through your skin and it''s bad for the liver.
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