What Works Best To Remove RTV Silicone

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    Was wondering how other folks are cleaning the stuff off....
     
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    Carb or brake cleaner and a sharp razor blade
     
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    Lots of elbow grease, a good scraper and persistence. No chemicals brake it down.
     
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    Update. I went out and bought the Mr. Clean MagicEraser cleaning pads. I used the pads along with brake cleaner and seemed to work pretty well. Less elbow grease needed to get the RTV off. Only down side of the pads is they get tore up fairly quick.
     
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    SHARP razer blade, then a green wienie, but be careful on aluminum.


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    That's my method, if I'm out of the roloc discs I'll use a stiff cupped wire wheel on my 4" angle grinder.
     
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    Only as a last resort, I really try to get it all off manually, a buddy many years ago borrowed an intake and screwed up the machine surface using the roloc's.
    It was all wavy and wouldn't seal, so he gave it back, and I knew exactly what he did when I saw it :(


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    Well i do use the razor blades works pretty good but what the Mr. Clean MagicEraser cleaning pads does not remove the paint "non evasive"
     
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    Gasoline. Makes it swell and and then easier to get off with a razor blade
     
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