Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 18:11:42 GMT
From: "Al" <alistairdorenospamo.com>
Subject: Re: [Saab_c900] how to remove silicone sealant off paintwork. 8-)


"James Sweet" <jamessweetnospamail.com> wrote in message news:fiZ3f.314$W32.19nospamdc06... > > "Craig's Saab C900 Site" <c900nospam.apana.org.au> wrote in message > news:mailman.24.1129268618.559.saab_c900nospam.apana.org.au... >> >> Hi everyone, >> >> My 4 y/o daughter smeared some silcone sealant over the paintwork of the >> 1985 900i I'm fixing up two days ago and I've noticed today because she >> put it on the back of the boot lid which I haven't needed to look at >> until >> just now (checking in the boot to get some spare parts out of a box)! >> >> How can I remove the silicone (which is now fully cured!) without ruining >> the paint? Will something like acetone work? I'm not keen on using any >> physical device to remove it since it'll be next to impossible to avoid >> scratching/damaging the paint layer. >> >> Any ideas appreciated! I'll grab some pics with the digital camera and >> put >> them online later on today (will give the link when that's done). 8-) >> >> Thanks, >> >> Craig. >> > > > Silicone is very resilient stuff, nothing will dissolve it that won't > completely destroy the paint. Your best bet is probably to rub it off with > your finger, that usually works pretty well. > > Ain't kids great? 8-o I would recommend the silicone remover. If it stuffs up the paint, well you were only going to have to pick it off anyway. Al Al

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