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Brownleaf

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Posted: 11/01/21 07:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am planning on using goo-gone caulk remover to soften old caulk. Anyone have any feedback on that choice and removing old caulk? Thanks Doug

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I replaced my skylight and of course it had lots of Dicor sealant. I removed the sealant with a blade on my oscillating tool. Now my roof is fiberglas, if you material is "rubber" roofing you may damage with this tool.

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My roof is fibergl but most dicor seems to be intact. I am working on the side now. While I like the oscl tool I would be nervous about using it on the caulk removal. I will keep it in mind though. Doug

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1/2 inch wood chisel works well

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On hard surfaces I use plastic putty knives.You can use them on rubber roofs also if you are careful.


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Or peel with a razor blade. I’d try that on smooth surfaces.


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Yep. Knife or blade.


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Posted: 11/02/21 01:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

plastic razor blades and/or plastic putty knife works for me after softening with DAP caulk remover on fiberglass.

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Brownleaf wrote:

I am planning on using goo-gone caulk remover to soften old caulk. Anyone have any feedback on that choice and removing old caulk? Thanks Doug


You may want to add what type of location you are wanting to remove the caulking from.


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Interesting how everyone is talking about roof caulking. Did I miss some verbiage in the OP’s post?

* This post was edited 11/02/21 09:58am by Cummins12V98 *

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