43671Re: [bolger] Re: Help needed
- Jun 1, 2005Thanx Bob. I will try to scrape it off and maybe some alcohol if
necessary. It should not be necessary to remove everything (silicone
Final results will be reported.
On Wed, 2005-06-01 at 13:37 +0000, Bob Chamberland wrote:
> Dow Corning OS-2 Silicone and Surface Prep Solvent may do it. My 25
> year old Lexan Mfg specifcation says NEVER use Benzene, gasoline,
> acetone or carbon tetrachloride on LEXAN sheet products. Compatible
> cleaners listed are Formula 409, Freon TF, Joy, Palmaolive Liquid, Top
> Job, VM&P grade Naphtha, Windex with Ammonia D. (none of which are
> likely to remove silicone. Search "silicone removal" on Google and you
> will see many sources of info. I suggest a call to your nearest Dow
> Corning distributor or better yet factory rep. Dealers are not much help.
> Bob Chamberland
> --- In email@example.com, Bjørn Harbo <bharbo@o...> wrote:
> > I had to remove some of the windows of my WDJ, partly due to the repair
> > of the leeboard-brackets og partly because they leaked. The windows have
> > been fastened to the hull with ordinary silicone sealer (sealant?) and
> > galvanized screws (to be substituded with brass screws). Before
> > remounting them I have to remove the residue of sealant from the
> > windows. It sticks like nothing I have seen. Somebody told me that using
> > solvent on lexan windows is contraindicated - they would disintegrate.
> > Scraping of the sealant from six BIG windows is one h... of a job -
> > besides the side effect of scratching the surface.
> > My question: can I use some sort of solvent?
> > Bjorn in Oslo
> > eager to get Esmeralda into the fjord
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