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Re Sealing On Shower Cubicle

Discussion in 'Tile Cleaning & Restoration' started by Jingle, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. Jingle

    Jingle New Contributor

    Hi all

    Wonder if you've got a bit of advice for me please. When having to replace the silicone sealant along the shower tray do you have to also remove the sealant going up the corner tiles. I was thinking yes as I d0 not think the silicone would adhere to the upright sealant if not replaced. Hope this makes sense, thanks :)
  2. AMA Tiling

    AMA Tiling Top Notch Contributor

    If you're doing it you may as well replace all the silicone. You'd hope the silicones would adhere but from personal experience I wouldn't be 100% sure. Best to do it all.
  3. Jingle

    Jingle New Contributor

    Many thanks Aidy, does seem a shame when the uprights are in such good condition but hey ho. How long does it take you to remove 2 x silicone on uprights and around shower tray? Would welcome others adding there times?
  4. The Anthill Mob

    The Anthill Mob Junior Contributor

    Carefully cut out the thick of the silicone with a craft knife,apply silicone eater(from an DIY shed or builders merchant) Wait for the silicone to dissolve. Clean and dry the joints ,a hairdryer is handy. Reapply silicone......2-3hrs tops.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 17, 2014
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  5. AMA Tiling

    AMA Tiling Top Notch Contributor

    There you have it jingle. I'd possibly like it done under two hours but depends how quick the silicone remover/eater works. I guess with three hours you can't go wrong. ;)
  6. Jingle

    Jingle New Contributor

    Thanks guys much appreciated.

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