Sealants are completely non-toxic and safe for the environment, they are used to fill joints and seams, where designs can shift under the influence of shrinkage, temperature or humidity. Sealants provide high-quality bonding of building materials, contribute to the strength of the structure.
To clean the glass from the silicone sealant, take a sharp knife or razor blade and try to remove big pieces, but so as not to scratch the glass. With the power of the scrub is not worth it. Silicone sealant can easily be cleaned with substances containing gasoline. Take a piece of dry cloth, moisten it with gasoline and RUB the contaminated area, then leave for a while, to allow the sealer soaked with gasoline. After 5 minutes, dry washcloth wipe sealant remains. After the procedure, the glass should be rinsed with water and wiped dry.
Fresh sealant can be rubbed away using concentrated acetic acid, sold in any supermarket. Before starting, be sure to wear gloves as it can hurt the skin surface. Dry cloth soak in acetic acid, and wipe the glass several times, gradually the sealant will begin to fall behind the glass. The remaining part can be scraped off with a blade or knife.
To clear the tile or tub, from the old acrylic or silicone sealant, take dry abrasive paper, fine or medium grain. Pre-wet sealer white spirit or any other solvent to make it easier to schewels.
If near the machined surface are objects made of plastic, they should be removed or covered. White spirit will help to not only get rid of the sealant, but also from grease, dust and dirt. After such cleaning the surface wipe with a dry cloth.
To remove sealant from hard, scratch-resistant surface in the case if the farm was not acetic acid or white spirit, use a regular pumice stone. Little RUB the soiled areas, the sealant will begin to slide into small lumps, the remains of which, after a scrape with a knife. Use a dry cloth to complete the surface treatment.
Silicone sealants are not recommended for use on surfaces that are exposed to intensive mechanical stress
With a sponge to remove the remnants of sealant does not make sense - white spirit or acetic acid will simply corrode. Use a thick cloth.