For anyone about to tidy up the sealant on their vans

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  1. GJH

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    Now that's very handy to know, thank you.
     
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    Also Silicone remover
     
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    Thanks.

    We are going to take the silicone off and reseal showers and bathrooms at home. The HG stuff has never worked for me :(
     
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    Strange; it has worked for me. I used to replace sealant regularly in a number of bathrooms that I deal with because they were stained back but haven't had to do that since I found HG mould remover - it is better than others that I have used. I also use the HG grease remover which is great.
     
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    The HG stuff is bleach so I would "gan canny" where you use it on the MH. I find that to a point Autoglym super resin polish will clean the PU sealant, but you can't beat getting the old stuff out and a complete re seal looking good as new, a tool to remove the old stuff would be good as I wrecked my thumb nails doing ours.

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    "Bathroom Mould" is a Fungus, and the only Long term fix is replacement, after fumigating the entire space, (the Spores are in the atmosphere). A better "fix" is the use of a Fungicide with a Copper base. Bleach products ONLY whiten the surface, the majority of spores are still there.

    I recently had an "infestation" due to putting wet boots in a dark cupboard, and so far have had no return, but watching!

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    I bought the tool for removing silicone and tried it in a shower in the house - no good I'm afraid. I think there's no easy way to remove old silicone or is there?
     
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    I bought a silicone removal tool similar to the lidls one when I resealed my Heiki . I found it extremely good at getting the silicone off without scratching, what amazes me is how you can have plastic that is sharp enough to cut fingers.
     
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    Absolutely fantastic stuff for cleaning mould in bathrooms BUT do not let it settle on any aluminium or alloy fittings, it will stain them very badly.
     
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    I'm sure the razor blade works well on ceramic tiles and glass (if I remember correctly a tool which held a similar blade came with a cooker we once had) but I don't think I would like to use one on the painted metal or GRP surface of a van :D
     
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    I went to Lidl today. As well as buying one of each cutter and some cartridge nozzles I bought a Sealant Gun. I didn't need one immediately but at only £3.99 it's a substantial bit of kit.
     
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    I use Stanley knife blades flat against the surface which does the trick nicely and leaves very little behind to be cleaned off, for smaller/awkward bits a scalpel is good too.
     
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