Cleaning silicone sealant

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  1. Seven of nine

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    Is it alright to use white spirit to clean silicone sealant ?
     
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    No , not safely. But you will probably get someone who think they know better contradicting me
     
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    You might clean it right off, at least in places.
     
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    Screwfix & similar sell silicone sealant remover
     
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    OP wants to CLEAN the sealer, not REMOVE it,
    Cheers, Dave(y)
     
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    What dirt / marks are on the silicone?
     
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    I have a friend uses wd40! Comes up like new!
     
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    I have found the wipes sold by various shops for various cleaning jobs like kitchens or toilets will bring it up clean, and hasn't damaged it so far.
     
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    Same as white spirit, it will melt the silicone
     
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    Any solvent or petrochemical based material will have an adverse affect on silicone.

    Keith :cool:
     
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    It's funny isn't it that when you want to remove silicone nothing will touch it but when you want to clean it everything will melt it or have other adverse effects.

    @Seven of nine is it actually silicone or is it a PU sealant, whatever I usually find Autoglym super resin polish quite good.

    Martin
     
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    Seven of nine ( great handle) where is the silicone you want to clean, van and age would help.
     
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