A few years ago, I had a my wooden kitchen window replaced. I was left with
a small gap between between the frame and the tiles, which the window frame
company covered up with plastic trimmings. Recently, I had the kitchen
tiles replaced. I have also ripped out the plastic trimming and tiled right
up to the window frame. However, having ripped up the plastic frame, I am
now left with what appears to be very elastic opaque plastic like substance.
I don't know what it is but it's extremely tedious to remove and in fact I
could only pick out a little bit at a time,
Are there any chemicals (preferably non-volatile, non-toxic) which I could
use to dissolve/remove that kind of elastic glue (without damaging the
First you need to identify it - there isn't a sovent that will
dissolve all 'glue like substances'.
If it's silicone, you can get silicone eater from a number of
places, including plumbers merchants and Screwfix. Or you can
use some petrol to soften it.
What colour is it? What is it like? Rubbery? If so then probably
It is rubbery and white/opaque. It's like silicone, but it's different in
the sense that for silicone, once I get a grip on part of a piece of
silicone, I could rip the whole silicone out. But with this, I find it
extremely difficult. Perhaps it's because it's 'flat'. I recal the guy who
put it on put the stuff (it was in a tube like those for silicone), on to
the plastic triming and then the plastic trimmings onto the window frame. I
think it was called something like mastic.
What do I need to dissolve this?
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