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Old 31 May 2005, 05:14   #11
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I took my witches hat/cable exit thingy off yesterday. It was screwed down and glued with Sikaflex.
My solution, which worked well, was to use a stiff paint scraper and a rubber mallet. Start by bashing it into the joint at about 45 deg until it appears on the inside, and then follow the joint around.
The scraper has to be a stiff one (as always) not a flexible filling blade. Also a rubber mallet seemed to be better than a hammer.
I cut through about a foot and a half length in a couple of minutes, no swearing at all.
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Old 31 May 2005, 06:17   #12
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... and if that doesn't work then JWs favourite tool
I was just about to suggest it.....

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Old 31 May 2005, 09:21   #13
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Old 31 May 2005, 11:43   #14
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silkaflex removal.

I have had the same job to do on my old rib.
after speaking with silkaflex was sad to hear they do not market a solvent but amazed to find that double glazing cleaning spirit (avaiable from double glazers) at 4.00 a bottle made it soft and allowed the whole lot to be removed just by using a scrubbing brush.

all I did was work on 6-10 inches at a time with a cloth wipe it over then agitate it before another wipe with the cloth.

it worked well but don't get it on your tubes and do not leave puddles of it about as it has to be an on and then off operation to prevent damage,.

you will need the solvent cleaner not the cream cleaner. good luck.

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Old 31 May 2005, 15:58   #15
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I have used silicon removal paste on sanitary silicon sealant and it works a treat, maybe worth a try. It's available from plumbers' merchants. If I get a chance I shall try it and post the result.
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