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Old 02-07-2005, 09:02 AM
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Removing silicone and contact cement?

I need to repair a stainless steel fume hood tonight. It has contact cement in the area I need to weld and blend. It may have silicone present as well. Can anyone recommend on what I can use to chemically remove these substances?

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Old 02-07-2005, 11:49 AM
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Carb cleaner or look in the Paint dept at NAPA for some sort of metal prep.

Carb cleaner for the adhsive works great.
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Old 02-09-2005, 08:31 AM
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Thanks for the tip. We tried xylene as we have lots on hand and it worked like a charm. I had carb cleaner, but didn't try it out. (seeing as the xylene worked)
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