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Old 11-26-2002, 03:55   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if there is any solvent to remove old silicon from glass and chrome. I have a front quarter vent assembly that the previous owner sealed up with silicon and it is everwhere! So it would be great to clean it up before I put in a new seal!

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I believe that DOVE Handwash is good for getting rid of silicon! It also breaks it down on the molocule scale, so you can pant the part, and it doesn't bubble from the reaction.
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Old 11-27-2002, 03:24   #3 (permalink)
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Old 11-27-2002, 03:32   #4 (permalink)
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Cheers all,

Haven't got any of the handwash, but I do have the wax/grease remover, so I'll give it a go.

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Prepsol (wax and grease remover) will not remove dry silicone sealant. Sorry guys.
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All,

ended up using a combo of a new stanley knife blade to get the bulk of it off, then experimented and found that the Brite-shine wadding (in a yellow tin) worked really well, and also brought the stainless up a treat!

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