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

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Ratings Distribution

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    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (3)

81%

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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    5.0

    Raving review of McKanica!!

    By Dawn

    from Jensen Beach, FL

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bathroom
        • Kitchen

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

        After cutting out most of the silicone that I could around a shower and trying numerous other things, this worked perfectly! I used a little over 1 tube, but the money was definitely well spent. I think you must apply it generously and COVER IT like the instructions recommend in order for it to work properly.

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        • Family Older Kids
         
        1.0

        Didn't do a think to my silicone

        By Vern

        from Manistee Michigan

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              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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