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whaler 5 posted 02-06-2002 09:05 AM ET (US)   Profile for whaler 5   Send Email to whaler 5  
What is the best tool or cleaner for removing the silicone joints between the floor panels? I plan on pulling the two big floor panels and cleaning the joints but the previous owner got silicone everwhere. Also, should I replace with clear silicone or an off-white chaulk?
whaler22 posted 02-07-2002 06:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for whaler22  Send Email to whaler22     
Whaler 5
I just removed my floor on my Revenge22. I used a capet knife to cut it free and just peeled off the silicone. I'm not sure if my silicone was original or not but it peeled off pretty easily. I'm planning on using 3M's 4200 white to reseal the floors with unless I find something else between now and then. Good luck.
Peter posted 02-07-2002 08:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
There is a plastic caulk removal tool that you can buy at any of the boating goods stores such as West Marine, for example, for under $10 that will do the job. It's red in color and is usually stocked where they stock the caulking supplies.

I applied Almond colored GE Silicone in the joint. The Almond color seems to give the closest color match to Desert Tan. There is another red plastic tool that helps smooth the caulk bead.

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