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How to remove silicone glue

Updated February 21, 2017

Silicone glue is a rubber adhesive used primarily as a multipurpose sealant for various projects. It is commonly used for general bonding and mends materials such as glass, plastics, metals and fabrics. Silicone glue is known to be flexible, as well as airtight and watertight. Though fairly easy to use, removing the glue can pose a challenge, especially if it has already completely dried to a surface. Fortunately, there is an effective method for removing silicone adhesive.

Choose a general purpose adhesive remover that can safely be applied to the affected area. Most brands available in stores are fit for virtually all common surfaces.

Read the instructions on the bottle for proper application of the product. Verify whether you should apply the stain remover directly onto to the silicone glue or onto a cloth first.

Apply the instructed amount of the solvent and allow it to completely soak into the silicone, if necessary.

Loosen the softened adhesive with a plastic scraper until it has been completed lifted from the surface. Apply more of the remover if any stubborn film persists.

Things You'll Need

  • Adhesive remover
  • Rag or cloth
  • Plastic scraper
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