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Old 09-27-2011, 04:07 PM   #1
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I'd like to redo the caulking. What are you guys using to remove the old caulking?
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:29 PM   #2
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Tom, I use a Hyde 5 in 1painters toolon ours. I watched a mobile RV tech use one on our unit right after we got it to do some warranty work and it worked so well I bought one. Just take your time and it works great.





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Old 09-28-2011, 12:49 AM   #3
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Timely for me too. Thanks Keith!
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:02 AM   #4
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Is it really necessary to remove the old caulk? CantI just go over the old?...
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:54 AM   #5
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The pro's use a piece of plexglass 3/4 or 1 in wide and sharpened at one end like a chisel. Will not scratch the fiberglass.Works great.
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I have used a plastic putty knife that I purchased at Lowe's or Menards for 49 cents. When it wears out its only 49 cents for a new one.
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Old 09-28-2011, 03:11 PM   #7
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The reason I asked is I was concerned with scratching the finish. And there sure is a lot of caulk on there
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Is it really necessary to remove the old caulk? CantI just go over the old?...

The problem with not removing the old is that some of it may be loose and then you won't get a good seal.
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Tom, I use a Hyde 5 in 1painters toolon ours. I watched a mobile RV tech use one on our unit right after we got it to do some warranty work and it worked so well I bought one. Just take your time and it works great.





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Lots of edges on that tool, can you give us some idea of how to use so it won't scratch the gelcoat. I need to re-caulk around the trim and windows and would like to remove as much caulk as possible but would like to prevent taking off other material.
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:50 PM   #10
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Here is a link for a caulk removing tool that won't mar the finish.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_6152-1168-58...&facetInfo=
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