What Dissolves Silicone?


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Silicone can be dissolved with a variety of solvents available online or in hardware stores. These products are sometimes called silicone eaters, and they work on both cured and freshly applied silicone.

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What Dissolves Silicone?
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Most products developed to dissolve silicone are oil based and have a strong odor that requires proper ventilation when used. To reduce effects of prolonged exposure to skin, it is also a good idea to use gloves when handling silicone eaters. Silicone can also be removed manually by applying rubbing alcohol and scraping with a blade or a craft knife. This takes longer but is an alternative to chemical-based products.

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