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Silicone sealant can be removed completely from many surfaces. For example tiles (but the grout can be a problem) or ceramic sinks. In these cases you can peel most of it off and scrape the rest. There is also a silicone remover product to get the residue off other surfaces. You can prevent it from sticking in the first place by lightly oiling the surface. ...


To directly answer your question, I agree with Iggy, caulk first, then seal. My long response is going to be different however: Steps: 1) Clean excess caulk 2) Clean edges to be caulked with acetone (or if you have natural stone, methyl hydrate, or even weaker, alcohol if you have sensitive materials) 3) Allow a few moments for the cleaner to evaporate (...


I found, after making and molding a toy out of acrylic white "speed-demon" - all caulking and about two inches thick. I put the project into one of my inoperable vehicles to bask in the heated climate; in two days it was solid dry. The heat averaged 119-degrees. It worked great,but needless to say, I'll use a hairdryer next time for speedier results. She was ...


Duct seal, or similar product, is a common solution. Kneed it until malleable, then mold it in and around the hole like clay. It is nontoxic, paintable, and will stay flexible.

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