McKanica® Silicone Caulk Remover Gel (0354)

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  • 3 Oz.
  • Squeeze Tube
  • Breaks down 100% silicone caulk for easy removal
  • Ideal for removing caulking around tubs, showers, ceramic tiles, fiberglass, and most plastics
  • Also removes industrial silicone fillers and adhesives
  • Designed for 100% silicone, but may soften non-silicone caulks, adhesives, fillers, plastics, and rubbers
  • Clean up with soap and water
  • Low odor, no residue


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McKanica® Silicone Caulk Remover Gel (0354)
 
3.9

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (3)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to clean (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small areas (6)
    • Detailed work (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual do-it-yourselfer (7), Avid do-it-yourselfer (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    This stuff was great!

    I wanted to get rid of the mildew in the shower where the shower door meets up with the shower wall. Once I started to attempt to remove the silicone caulk I realized this...Read complete review

    I wanted to get rid of the mildew in the shower where the shower door meets up with the shower wall. Once I started to attempt to remove the silicone caulk I realized this was not "normal" caulk removal. I spent hours and multiple tools "screwdrivers, putty knives, utility knives, plastic scrapers" trying to get the silicone off. Then I did some internet research and found this product from the UK in a blog. This product softens the silicone and it comes off so easy! I wish I had used it earlier. Surprisingly, it was difficult to squeeze out of the tube...its clumpy, thick, and does not flow in a consistent bead but you can spread it around if it clumps on you. You must wear gloves. I recommend taping off the area you are working on. Its a bit pricey and its enough to do a full tub/shower but well worth the investment. Right on Ace Hardware!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Didn't do a think to my silicone

    This is the third product I purchased to remove silicone caulk around out bath tub. This didn't do a thing. I had all the silicone caulk cut off, all that was left was...Read complete review

    This is the third product I purchased to remove silicone caulk around out bath tub. This didn't do a thing. I had all the silicone caulk cut off, all that was left was a very very thin film of caulk left to remove. I attempted to remove it three times with this and it never did a thing, the caulk is still there.

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    1.0

    Didn't do a think to my silicone

    By Vern

    from Manistee Michigan

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

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      Cons

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          Comments about McKanica® Silicone Caulk Remover Gel (0354):

          This is the third product I purchased to remove silicone caulk around out bath tub. This didn't do a thing. I had all the silicone caulk cut off, all that was left was a very very thin film of caulk left to remove. I attempted to remove it three times with this and it never did a thing, the caulk is still there.

           
          4.0

          It does help remove 100% silicone

          By Mike Van Pelt

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about McKanica® Silicone Caulk Remover Gel (0354):

                If you are ever contemplating removing 100% silicone caulk and replacing it... Don't. Just don't. That way lies years of regrets and recriminations.

                But if you decide you must do it anyway... Yeah, this stuff seems to work much better than I ever expected. I would have thought nothing less ... active ... than FOOF would touch silicone(see http://pipeline.corante.com/archives/2010/02/23/things_i_wont_work_with_dioxygen_difluoride.php for a vivid description of this unforgettable substance.) But a bead of this stuff covering the silicone remnants that had resisted all scraping efforts, a covering of plastic wrap, 3 hours later, it came off with much less trouble.

                 
                4.0

                Silicone Caulk Remover

                By Jan

                from Mountainburg, AR

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to use

                Cons

                • A Bit Messy

                Best Uses

                • Small Areas

                Comments about McKanica® Silicone Caulk Remover Gel (0354):

                It was a bit hard to squeeze the remover out of the tube, but not as hard when I cut a larger hole. I left it on the ceramic tile around a new sink installation overnight, and it removed the silicone excess without too much trouble.

                 
                5.0

                This Works. It Just Works.

                By TimRVT

                from Northern Vermont

                About Me Professional

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Clean

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Detailed Work
                  • Large Areas
                  • Small Areas

                  Comments about McKanica® Silicone Caulk Remover Gel (0354):

                  There's very little I'd discovered besides elbow grease and swearing that will dent cured silicone caulk. I recently took on a renovation of a 3/4 bath where the shower surround had a heavy layer of poorly applied and much mildewed silicone.

                  The shower surround was in good shape, and there wasn't the budget to replace it, but it looked awful. I discovered this product on the recommendation of a friend.

                  I applied a bead over the silicone, and spread it out. I used a chip brush to apply a good, even coat. I gave the product time to work. Although the label indicates that the caulk can be removed in 1-3 hours, others told me it could be left overnight or for as many as 24 hours. After 4 hours, I found that 15 year old caulk stripped cleanly away using a plastic caulk removal tool.

                  I'll thoroughly clean the areas where the old caulk was removed and rub them down with denatured alcohol before re-sealing them.

                  This stuff saved me a great deal of time, and most importantly gave a better job to my client. I'm sure that she will be pleased with her "new bathroom."

                  The cost of the 3 oz. tube represents fifteen minutes of my billable rate. It's well worth that cost for a product that is effective and saves so much labor. I've tried other caulk removal products in the past with poor results, and didn't have much hope for this one.

                  I am very satisfied with this product, and won't go into a future bath renovation without McKanica.

                  (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  I will never buy this product again

                  By Unhappy in AZ

                  from Maricopa, AZ

                  About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Messy

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about McKanica® Silicone Caulk Remover Gel (0354):

                      The metal tube split open as I tried to fold the bottom end up to keep the product near the cap. Then the product just squirted out the split and made a complete mess. My hands itched for days.

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      LOVE IT!!!!

                      By Kirsten

                      from Yakima, WA

                      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Pros

                      • Works The Way It Claims

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Small Areas

                        Comments about McKanica® Silicone Caulk Remover Gel (0354):

                        Other thatn the wait time, this makes the jobs go smoothly! It takes it all off (may need additional applications). But for Silicone? Awesome!!!

                         
                        5.0

                        It Just Works!

                        By Craig

                        from Summerville, SC

                        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Clean
                        • It Simply Works

                        Cons

                        • Long Wait Time

                        Best Uses

                        • Silicone On Vikrell

                        Comments about McKanica® Silicone Caulk Remover Gel (0354):

                        I tried Mostenbocker's to remove silicone from Vikrell, but it didn't work to remove the thin film left over after scraping off 99.5% of the silicone. Reluctantly, I let my dad order McKanica's. I'm very pleased to report that it works (thanks dad!)!!! It takes several hours for it to work, but it's worth the wait.
                        I'd highly recommend this product for silicone remval from Vikrell.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Actually works!

                        By Dick

                        from Fort Mill, SC

                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Works On Pure Silicon Rtv

                        Cons

                        • Barely Enough To Do Job

                        Best Uses

                        • Small Areas

                        Comments about McKanica® Silicone Caulk Remover Gel (0354):

                        First product I've seen to actually degrade pure silicon enough to remove with a plastic scaper. When applied, I let it sit for well over 3 hours, and could scrape it off. Did not affect gelcoat finish on the shower enclosure. It seems to devulcanize the silicon so it gets crumbly and stiff, so you scrap it off. It usually took more than one soaking to get it all, though. Only problems were: the material is very tough to squeeze out of the tube, and it was barely enough to get the whole job done. Mainly gets only four stars for those reasons.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Good stuff!!!

                        By American Foursquare

                        from md.

                        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about McKanica® Silicone Caulk Remover Gel (0354):

                              Worked as described, removed caulk that has been on my tub for a long long time.

                               
                              5.0

                              Does what it says, easy to use

                              By JJ

                              from Stoneham, MA

                              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Clean

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Detailed Work

                                Comments about McKanica® Silicone Caulk Remover Gel (0354):

                                I was having a horrible time getting dried clear silicone off a sink surface after installing new drains. I followed the directions, left it on for about 3 hours, and presto! A little gentle scraping/scrubbing and gone. Breaks the bond and softens the silicone. It's a gel, so it doesn't go all over the place or drip, and it's water soluble. Totally worth it to me!

                                (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Disappointed

                                By Jim

                                from Pacifica

                                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Large Areas

                                    Comments about McKanica® Silicone Caulk Remover Gel (0354):

                                    It is not worth money. It does not break caulk or not dissolve it. [...]

                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Remover worked really well.

                                    By Evelyn,

                                    from Parsippany, NJ

                                    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Clean

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about McKanica® Silicone Caulk Remover Gel (0354):

                                        Turned a chore into a job well done.

                                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Awesome product!

                                        By Becky

                                        from St. Louis, MO

                                        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Clean

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about McKanica® Silicone Caulk Remover Gel (0354):

                                            This item was a lifesaver! I had previously bought another caulk remover product that was a liquid and all it did was make a huge mess. This gel went on great and after 3 hours my tub and tile looked new again. There was no caulk residue left on the surface at all. This product is great!

                                            (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            This stuff was great!

                                            By Laurie Mac

                                            from Rio Linda CA

                                            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Clean
                                            • Easy to use

                                            Cons

                                            • Caution due to chemicals
                                            • Messy

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Detailed Work
                                            • Small Areas

                                            Comments about McKanica® Silicone Caulk Remover Gel (0354):

                                            I wanted to get rid of the mildew in the shower where the shower door meets up with the shower wall. Once I started to attempt to remove the silicone caulk I realized this was not "normal" caulk removal. I spent hours and multiple tools "screwdrivers, putty knives, utility knives, plastic scrapers" trying to get the silicone off. Then I did some internet research and found this product from the UK in a blog. This product softens the silicone and it comes off so easy! I wish I had used it earlier. Surprisingly, it was difficult to squeeze out of the tube...its clumpy, thick, and does not flow in a consistent bead but you can spread it around if it clumps on you. You must wear gloves. I recommend taping off the area you are working on. Its a bit pricey and its enough to do a full tub/shower but well worth the investment. Right on Ace Hardware!

                                            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Does a decent job

                                            By Emily

                                            from Tucson, AZ

                                            About Me Novice

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Clean
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • No odor
                                            • Really softens the caulk

                                            Cons

                                            • Expensive for large areas
                                            • Hard to squeeze out

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Small Areas

                                            Comments about McKanica® Silicone Caulk Remover Gel (0354):

                                            Isn't a miracle worker, but it did soften the caulk quite a bit. Still had to devote time to remove all of the old caulking, but it helps with the bulk.

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