McKanica® Silicone Caulk Remover Gel (0354)

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  • Odorless: Yes
  • Product Type: Caulk Remover
  • Container Size: 3 oz.
  • Product Form: Gel
  • Dispenser Type: Squeeze Tube
  • Concentrated: No
  • Flammable: No
  • General Package Type: Squeeze Tube
  • Indoor and Outdoor: Indoor


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McKanica® Silicone Caulk Remover Gel (0354)
 
3.9

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to clean (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small areas (6)
  • Bathroom (3)
  • 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.

Reviewed by 18 customers

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worked well for me

By Liberalman

from Phoenix, AZ

About Me High-end Shopper

Pros

  • Cleans Up With Soapwater
  • Low Odor
  • Works

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bathroom
    • Kitchen

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

    When replacing a shower door on a walk-in shower, I had to remove metal trim that was siliconed down on matte-finish tile atop the curb.

    I removed the old trim using a razor paint scraper to cut the silicone beads, and a putty knife to gently lever the trim off.

    I used the razor scraper to scrape as much of the silicone off of the tile as I could. I had read that acetone worked over the silcone with steel wool will remove it, but when I tried that, it did nothing.

    I got a tube of this stuff and smeared a coating of it over the area. I tossed away the pointy applicator tip and just applied it like toothpaste right from the tube, smearing it on thickly with my fingers. I covered the area with plastic wrap and left it for 3 hours. I then used my razor scraper to scape the area clean, then toweled it. There was a shiny haze left which wiped away with denatured alcohol.

    All traces of the silicone were gone except for a couple of places where shiny trails faintly showed up against the matte tile. I re-smeared the same goo I had just scraped away over those areas, covered them with the same pices of plastic wrap and left it for another hour.

    This time after I scraped away the goo and wiped the area down with denatured alcohol, no trace of silcone remained.

    I'm very pleased with the product. I don't know what I would have done had this not worked.

    My only caution: wear rubber gloves! I unknowingly popped a small home in one glove which came immediately to my attention when some of the gel got on my skin. Happily, it rinses away easily with water.

    • I Am A:
    • Family Older Kids

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    McJabuca Silocone Caulk Remover Gel

    By Waynn

    from Alvin, TX

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bathroom

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

        Used the product to remove silicone caulk in new bathroom that had yellowed upon application. Removed caulk okay.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

            • I Am A:
            • Family Older Kids

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Didn't do a think to my silicone

            By Vern

            from Manistee Michigan

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Buyer

            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.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            It does help remove 100% silicone

            By Mike Van Pelt

            from San Jose, CA

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Buyer

            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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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 of 7 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.

                  (2 of 3 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!!!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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

                    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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