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how to remove silicone glue?

Postby Nina Falk » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:26 pm

I used some silicone glue, it did the trick, and now I want to remove it, completely. Suggestions? It's been on the piece for about a month.

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Re: how to remove silicone glue?

Postby Nicole Hanna » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:30 pm

Razor blade works if you can get it behind the glue. I think some chemical dissolves it but can't remember what it is....acetone? mineral spirits? My husband is gone and not answering his phone! :roll:

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Re: how to remove silicone glue?

Postby Bert Weiss » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:01 pm

You want to get as much as possible off with the razor blade, and your thumb, then clean up the residue with acetone.
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Re: how to remove silicone glue?

Postby Nina Falk » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:33 pm

can't wait. thanks.

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Re: how to remove silicone glue?

Postby Greg Rawls » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:06 am

The only way I found to successfully remove silicone from glass is to put the glass in the kiln and take it to 800.
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Re: how to remove silicone glue?

Postby Brock » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:46 am

There is a commercial Silicone solvent. Nasty stuff.

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Re: how to remove silicone glue?

Postby rosanna gusler » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:10 pm

mek works. also nasty. rosanna
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Re: how to remove silicone glue?

Postby Tod » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:15 pm

I have successfully used razor blades and thumb nails but find that I often want to make it pretty by using 0000 steel wool with some whiting. The whiting helps stop the silicone from re-sticking and the steel wool, as much as I don't like using it, is fairly gentle as it removes more & more silicone, with little more whiting and some elbow grease. - Tod
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Re: how to remove silicone glue?

Postby dawnsud » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:00 pm

Paint thinner works on E6000. Might try it on silicone.
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Re: how to remove silicone glue?

Postby Georgia Novak » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:07 pm

Many years ago when I first started stained glass, I glued a panel into the grooved out area of a wooden door, per instructions of teacher. Well, or course a piece broke and the panel had to be removed. I wrote to e-6000 and asked how. They sent me a list in order from weak to strong. I think I finally ended up using turpentine which was the strongest on the list. It took a while but finally gave. Sorry for the shaggy dog story. Georgia


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