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Removing excess sealant

in Anything Eriba-related Mon May 01, 2023 7:22 pm
by Old Rocker | 478 Posts

Can anyone recommend an efficient way of removing the non setting sticky sealant? After repair bits of sealant are coming to the surface on various bits and is very difficult to remove
Thanks in advance for any suggestions


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RE: Removing excess sealant

in Anything Eriba-related Mon May 01, 2023 8:03 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.236 Posts

Michael, I've found it weeps and oozes out for many years. It is still doing it around the waste line of our 2017 van.
Dampen a rag with White Spirit, not Meths as it may dissolve the paint on dimpled vans, and give a good wipe. Use an old credit card to cut through the sealant and roll up like a ball of snot. Wipe area repeatedly with the clean spirit dampened rag, repeating as required. Do not be attempted to pull the sealant out. When you are happy give a good wash with soapy water and apply some car polish to bring the shine back on your paintwork.

A few weeks ago I did this on my van and whilst at it used a toothbrush and white spirit to clean the white rubber trim on the waist line. I then used a nail brush and soapy water. It has come up a treat.

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RE: Removing excess sealant

in Anything Eriba-related Tue May 02, 2023 9:13 am
by Old Rocker | 478 Posts

Thank you Colin


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RE: Removing excess sealant

in Anything Eriba-related Wed May 03, 2023 12:17 pm
by SOULBLUESMAN68 | 1.093 Posts

Thanks Colin

I was contemplating putting up a post about best way to clean the white waistline rubber. I will give your fix a try in the next few days.

Cheers
MikeT


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RE: Removing excess sealant

in Anything Eriba-related Sun May 07, 2023 4:47 pm
by Old Rocker | 478 Posts

Colin, did as you suggested and it has come up a treat, thank you


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RE: Removing excess sealant

in Anything Eriba-related Sun May 07, 2023 7:31 pm
by PooleDweller | 752 Posts

Thanks Colin for a way to clean the white stripe. Been wondering for years how best to attack it without damaging paintwork.


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