Removing caulking around a shower door?

Discussion in 'Other Repairs' started by coalminer78, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. coalminer78

    coalminer78 New Member

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    I bought a tool for it at the hardware store but it not working well. It on so thin it hard to pull off. I've had the best luck with a gasket scrap, but scared I will damage the shower or door frame. Any Ideas?
     
  2. Deltalover

    Deltalover New Member

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    Try a window scraper that holds a razorblade!
     

  3. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    They make some spray stuff . I think at Lowe's that will soften that stuff.
    I can't remember the name but a phone call to Lowe's will cure that and it works good to.

    I renovated my bath this past summer and saw it and tried some.
     
  4. Okccatman

    Okccatman New Member

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    Look for a product called "Goof Off". It comes in a spray can or as a liquid. It will soften it up and make it easier to scrape out. Or if you have some mineral spirts or paint thinner in the garage that should work as well. And be careful.... those fumes will put you on your rear.
    David Frantz
     
  5. coalminer78

    coalminer78 New Member

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    Thanks to all I will start trying them
     
  6. Okccatman

    Okccatman New Member

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    Well.... how did it turn out?
     
  7. coalminer78

    coalminer78 New Member

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    I cut down the seam with a box cutter to remove the frame then used a gasket scraper to remove the caulking from the shower door frame and wall. It worked well and looks great with the new caulking.