Advice 1: How to remove silicone sealant

Silicone sealant – an indispensable material, without which no do any construction or major repairs. It is easy to use, safe and inexpensive. But there is one "but": to remove silicone sealant from the surface is not so simple.
How to remove silicone sealant
You will need
  • - screwdriver;
  • knife;
  • - pumice stone;
  • - a dry, soft cloth;
  • - white spirit;
  • blade;
  • water;
  • - a means for washing dishes;
  • - stationery knife;
  • - vinegar.
Instruction
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Deciding to remove the old layer of silicone sealant, for example, with acrylic tray shower box, and re-process the joints with silicone, first of all, try neatly podkovyrnut the old layer with a screwdriver. As a rule, otkovyryat old layer easily.
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Then, remove the walls of the shower box from the pallet. If the first attempt to do this fails, stick a knife in the crack between the walls and tray, and then cut the remaining sealant inside.
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Then re-try to shoot the wall of the shower stall: this time it should work. With acrylic tray silicone remnants can be removed with pumice. This "tool" will easily remove the silicone and thus will not cause visible damage the acrylic surface of the shower enclosure.
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And finally, treat the cleaned surface with a dry cloth and re-apply silicone.
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In that case, if the silicone sealant you need to clean the glass surface, it can be done with a sharp blade. However, this procedure has a negative side. First, clean the glass from the silicone with a razor blade is a laborious task which may take many hours. Second, too great a risk of damage to the glass.

Because of this, try using a gentle method, for example, to remove silicone sealant using solvent white spirit. Dampen a rag with solvent and wipe her clean glass surface, then wait about a minute. With a utility knife, start to scrape the silicone. The fact that the sealant is under the influence of white spirit will become gelatinous, so remove it with a hobby knife will not be difficult.
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Rinse the glass with a dishwashing detergent, it will remove the solvent. Wipe the glass dry.
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To clear the silicone from the tile, carefully cut with a knife construction large pieces of hardened silicone, and the remaining sealant moisten with vinegar, then a good RUB with a dry cloth.
Note
Remember: all solvents are toxic substances!
Useful advice
For removing silicone sealant can use special means of directed action, which can be purchased at any store that implements building materials.

Advice 2 : How to remove sealer

Finishing work is the final stage of the repair. Decorating the room, you need to be very careful and attentive. One drop of dried sealant can ruin the entire look. Methods to remove silicone sealant from surfaces a bit. This is due to the high adhesive properties of the composition, which greatly complicates its removal.
To not have to remove the sealant, act strictly according to instructions
Instruction
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In fact only two ways: mechanical and chemical.
Silicone sealant sticks to the surface once and for all. If you did not erased the fresh drops of silicone with ceramic tiles or enamelled bath, his removal will be for you a very laborious task. Take a utility knife and carefully cut away the silicone layer by layer. Trying to peel the silicone shouldn't try: don't you puke and if you do succeed, the only piece of the base to which it is bonded. Wipe off the remains with a wire sponge or abrasive cleaner.
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It often happens that when sealing joints not complied with the recommendations of the manufacturer. In the end, the sealant is coming off in places. In this case, you will have to remove all the sealer before you apply the new sealant as the sealant is glued to the hard. And sealing the seam with patches will not look aesthetically pleasing.
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If you are unable to remove the sealant, use a chemical. Now many firms produce solvents sealant. It Quilosa, Lugato, CRC Gasket Remover, Penta-840 and many others. Most often, the drug for the removal of silicone is in the form of aerosol or paste.
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Depending on the time of application of the solvent, the sealant is either easily removed or converted into a paste, which wash away. Be sure to check the surface reaction in an inconspicuous area, because most of these substances dissolves not only the sealer but also enamel, varnish and paint.
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When spraying aerosol use personal protective equipment: gloves and a mask. Operate only in ventilated area. Shake the container and apply a thick layer on the treated surface. Are aerosols rather quickly, so after 20 minutes you have to remove the sealant and clean the remnants with a cloth or spatula. If the result does not satisfy you – again.

Advice 3 : How to remove silicone

Silicone sealant is a tool that bonds and seals seams, preventing the penetration of air and moisture. Silicone sealants with an antibacterial compound used for grouting in the bathroom, and sealants are motorists, builders, hobbyists, etc. to remove the Sealant is not easy, but possible.
How to remove silicone
Instruction
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In principle, as a binder, silicone sealant showed excellent quality. It is made on the basis of solvents. Anyone who has used silicone sealant, noticed its pungent smell. Solvents attach to the silicone's elasticity and contribute to more robust adhesion (adhesion) of surfaces.
That's why experts advise not to try to remove the silicone from the surfaces of any chemical substances. Chemicals can cause poisoning, but the silicone will remain in place. To remove it has a special cleaner. But sometimes in the stores to find it problematic.
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Our Russian craftsmen have found a few ways to get rid of silicone at home. So, we will need a certain amount of white spirit, rags, blades, detergent. It turns out that it's very simple.
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Dampen a rag with white spirit and wipe with a silicone sealant.Wait some time (half a minute), while the silicone will acquire a gelatinous consistency. Take the blade and gently scrape the silicone from the surface. Wipe the cleaned spot with a dry rag.
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Wash the cleaned surface with the use of any detergent that dissolve fat. Wipe the surface dry.
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Another way of getting rid of silicone can be its mechanical removal. For this you will need a knife and a piece of pumice. The silicone peeled off from the surface with a knife, and its remnants are removed with a pumice stone. But of course, this method is applicable where the surface is not prone to scratches.
Useful advice
Silicone sealant is not recommended for use in electronics. A pair of acetic acid, which is added to the silicone to polymerize, quite corrosive.

Advice 4 : How to remove silicone sealant

Silicone sealant is a universal fixative. However, sometimes you need to remove it without a trace. And here the problems begin. Because not all know how it is possible without losses to the surface to clean and remove traces of old glue. Although methods are sufficient.
How to remove silicone sealant
You will need
  • -solvent;
  • -vinegar or mineral alcohol;
  • knife;
  • -alkali;
  • professionals
Instruction
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The easiest way is to use special solvent to clean off surfaces like building materials. The only thing you need to consider when working with this tool, it removed the layer of sealant. If it is thin, then depart easily after a little processing. If the layer is thick enough, you must apply the product in the quantity specified on the label and leave for a while. As a result, old silicone sealant will simply collapse and you can easily remove it from the surface.
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Also you can remove the old layer of sealant with an ordinary knife. The main thing that the knife was comfortable to hold in hand (he must have a small neat handle and the blade). Start removing the old material. Proceed very carefully to avoid scratching the original surface. As soon as I otkrivate all sealant, degrease the surface. Especially if you are going to immediately apply a new layer of glue.
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Try to clean the excess sealant as soon as he came to the surface. This should be done fast enough until it froze. And besides, if you immediately engaged in the removal of glue, you can cope only with a damp cloth. And not even a trace will remain.
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In some cases (it depends on the brand of glue) you can try to remove silicone sealant by means of ordinary vinegar. However, this is only valid with the materials in which the vinegar is one of the main components. Also apply mineral spirits. Therefore, before starting work, be sure to read the label (if it remains) from the glue, which will be written composition.
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Sometimes the hardened sealant cope with alkaline materials. You can buy them, for example in DIY stores. Only work with this cleaner very carefully. Be sure to wear rubber gloves, special glasses for eye protection and apron.
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If you yourself can not cope with cleaning the old sealant, you can call professionals. They will help you. However, it will cost you a certain amount. But the result exactly guaranteed.
Note
Keep hands and certainly during any repair work wear gloves. And in any case do not try to scrub the sealer nails. Always use the special tools.

Advice 5 : How to Polish sealant

To treated with sealant , the seams looked neat and aesthetically pleasing, as well as to ensure that the composition does not interfere with the further processing of surfaces, as paint, need to Polish sealant.
How to Polish sealant
You will need
  • - stationery knife;
  • - solvent for the sealant;
  • - varnish
Instruction
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Before you start polishing the sealant, remove its remnants. This can be done in two ways, one of which is mechanical and the other chemical. In the first case, you will need normal stationery knife, with which the solidified part is cut layer by layer. After all excess will be removed, wipe the surface of the abrasive cleaning agent or with a wire sponge.
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The second method is resorted to if the remnants of the sealant is not possible to remove by mechanical means. At the moment, many manufacturers of solvent sealant in paste form or aerosol. Once the solvent is applied, the sealant will either wash off immediately or turn into mush, and then you just rinse with water.
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As soon as you remove the remnants of sealant, you can begin polishing the surface, which is carried out in four stages. The first is priming, followed by grinding, the third stage is directly polishing, and finally, the final drying.
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A few words about each of these stages. Priming is necessary to fill the pores with the aim of obtaining a smooth and even surface. It is made with the help of special tools. Necessarily at the end of the procedure the surface must be dry. And only after that you can start grinding. The grinding process is performed with a paste with abrasive particles or sandpaper. Prerequisite – after completion of this phase the remnants of the dust must be removed with a clean cloth.
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Now you can start polishing the sealant. This will require a polishing means, the choice of which depends on the surface to which the sealant was applied. A tampon soaked in varnish and do a test of the Las. Ideally varnish with light pressure on the swab should form a thin layer, almost immediately drying. If not, you need to change a tampon on the one that will contain a smaller amount of Polish.
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Movement during polishing of the sealant should be zig-zag, don't spend much time on one and the same place. Slowly the tempo should be increased, and thus, to return to a previously applied layer in two or three minutes. The second and third stage of polishing is done only after drying of a polished surface. The fourth required only if there is a matte spot.
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In conclusion, it only remains to refresh the surface. To do this, soak a tampon in alcohol and fast in a circular motion go polished the sealant. It is important to remember that any finishing work is the final chord of repair, so the approach to it is with the utmost accuracy and care.
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