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Gary45 wrote:

1/2 inch wood chisel works well


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I see that mineral spirits is a solvent and with a bunch of warnings yet it is reported to be useful in cleaning around caulk issues . Is it safe and wont remove siding coloring etc.? Thanks for all the replies Doug

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The roof curves down over the edge to the little gutters-that should call for reg caulk not self leveling right? Doug

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Because the ROOF is where the most RV caulk needing removal is located

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There are lots of good "handles" if you use a razor blade.


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NamMedevac 70 wrote:

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


I do have to try plastic razor blades one of these days. I'm pretty used to using a metal blade, but still have to be careful and the occasional nick or gouge is bound to happen.
The plastic ones seem to have their place with more delicate tasks.


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Brownleaf wrote:

I see that mineral spirits is a solvent and with a bunch of warnings yet it is reported to be useful in cleaning around caulk issues . Is it safe and wont remove siding coloring etc.? Thanks for all the replies Doug


Mineral spirits won't eat into the finish of gel-coat, most all fully cured paints or powder coats.
Not is you use it for cleanup, you'll still need to use a different solvent or wash with soap to clean the surface prior to re-caulking. Mineral spirits/turpentine/paint thinner does leave an oily residue.

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Mel Stuplich wrote:

Cummins12V98
Because the ROOF is where the most RV caulk needing removal is located


OH really?????? Maybe if people would actually post what they are asking so people don't have to guess may help.

PLENTY of people want to know how to remove caulking in other places other than the roof.


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Brownleaf wrote:

I see that mineral spirits is a solvent and with a bunch of warnings yet it is reported to be useful in cleaning around caulk issues . Is it safe and wont remove siding coloring etc.? Thanks for all the replies Doug


HMMMM, are you stating your question is about the sides of the RV and NOT the roof???

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Mel Stuplich wrote:

Cummins12V98
Because the ROOF is where the most RV caulk needing removal is located


Little early for cabin fever up der in Cheeseland ain’t it Mel?

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