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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-12-2003, 11:31 AM
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Silicone RTV Removal

How can I get silicone and/or RTV off of the body of my YJ without messing up the paint by using a razor blade? I tried some gasket remover in a hidden place but it softens the paint [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]. Any ideas of what to use and where to get it?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-12-2003, 12:19 PM
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Re: Silicone RTV Removal

you cant just peel it off?

ty a credit card or something.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-12-2003, 01:40 PM
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Re: Silicone RTV Removal

No. It is stuck on good. I used it to seal the top part of my rockers and had to remove one of them. It worked great [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]...maybe to good [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]! Any other ideas, I would like to get the residue off. Thanks
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Re: Silicone RTV Removal

1. I use Wal-Mart Spray Carb Cleaner.
2. You've got to work quickly.
3. Spray, let sit for a few seconds.
4. The spray will soften the material.
5. Continued spraying and 3M Scotchbrite,
6. With liberal doses of elbow grease does the trick for me.
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Re: Silicone RTV Removal

Mineral Spirits will soften it and shouldn't hurt the paint although, I'd still test a spot.
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post #6 of (permalink) Old 09-12-2003, 02:50 PM
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Re: Silicone RTV Removal

varsol (Safety Clean) from a parts wash tank works ok. Soak the silicone with it and a little hard rubbing with a rag will get it off and it shouldn't hurt the paint. But do a test spot to be sure.
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Re: Silicone RTV Removal

Just ignore it for a while and then press down on it with your thumb and then to the side (or up or down if you prefer) it should roll right off.
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