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)
 
4.1

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Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

85%

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 (4)

    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

     

    I will never buy this product again

    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. ...Read complete review

    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.

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    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.

       
      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.

           
          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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