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Old 05-31-2011, 05:08 PM   #1
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caulk removal

what is the trick to getting off that pipe dope/caulk that resides on the floor and side walls all along the wall.
this stuff is very soft and gooey.
things I used to try and disolve it or remove it :

laquer thinner
goof off
caulk remover (from 3m and some other brand)
propane torch

the only thing that seems to work is a combo of nylon brush and thinner THEN pneumatic wire wheel.

so anybody else have a trick?
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:29 PM   #2
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Re: caulk removal

thanks for the reply. but it is way too soft to even pull it off.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:05 PM   #3
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:33 PM   #4
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Re: caulk removal

I have been using a old set of my wood chisels (razor sharp ones). Had to be careful to not dig into the metal. First I used an appropriate width one to scrape the caulk off (I was also scraping silicone caulk off at the same time) then I used "Kleen Strip Deglosser" to wipe up (scrub off) the remainder and clean the chisels. Before I started using the wood chisel, I was using a straight razor and paint thinner. I got tired of wearing all those bandaids.
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Old 06-05-2011, 05:11 PM   #5
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Re: caulk removal

I am just going to paint over it. I tried removing most of it. but its like peanutbutter and cant get t all out of the floor welds etc.
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:36 AM   #6
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Re: caulk removal

I just did this on mine. I got the bulk of it off with a flat bar and a hammer. Then I just went with a grinder with a 4 1/2" wire wheel to get the rest off. Worked well.

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