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Scarface posted 05-29-2003 01:05 AM ET (US)   Profile for Scarface   Send Email to Scarface  
When I removed my livewell seat underneath were two areas that looked like there were chairs installed. The kind that has the base which is a 4" metal tube. Looks like the previuos owner wanted to put wood down for extra support and tryed to remove the wood prior to putting in the livewell seat. Anyways there is this very hard gray rubber cement looking stuff that he put underneath the wood that I cant take off with a chissel because it pulls off the top layer of gelcoat. Are there any products out there that will be safe to the deck to remove this stuff?
I can send pictures
PFSQUAN posted 05-29-2003 09:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for PFSQUAN  Send Email to PFSQUAN     
Scar: I just bought a bottle of Release, a product made by BoatLife, which purportedly loosens the bond of caulk and other sealants so it can be scraped off. I will try it tonight on some old silicone sealant on the Montauk. If it works, I'll let you know. Maybe it will work on your stuff. Pete
PFSQUAN posted 05-30-2003 07:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for PFSQUAN  Send Email to PFSQUAN     
Scar: Last night I used the Reliease to see how it would work removing some old silicone that had been spread around the bow rail feet fittings. It worked, although had I used a bit more patience (not my strong suit)results could have been better.

However, although it works on silicone and polysulfide (Boat Life, Life Caulk), it had no effect on some epoxy spots. Pete

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