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Hey all, I have been working on my headlight housing new ones of course. I will be putting H.I.D. projectors and have already painted some of it. My question is what is the best way of getting rid of the silicone that is already in tack in the light housing? The silicone is sticky so I don't think it has been fully cured yet.

Any ideas?

Thanks!
 

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Is it on the clear lens or is it inside the housing?
 

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Best way to clean up "fresh" silicone is paint thinner and a rag. IMO :dunno:
 

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Is it on the clear lens or is it inside the housing?
Best way to clean up "fresh" silicone is paint thinner and a rag. IMO :dunno:
It is on the part where the clear lens meets the housing, basiclly both. I just don't want it to have a crack if I put them together using the old.

Mediarocker, I don't believe it is old? I mean I can heat it up and now it is all sticker rather than hard...Just don't want to scrap it all out since that already sounds like a pain.
 

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I have an old scraper that my dad had and called a "Gasket scraper" its a thick chunk of plexiglass shaped into a scraper with a handle and a sharp end. I use this to clean up old silicone and RTV before I lay a new bead. It doesn't damage the surface under the silicone but cuts up the silicone pretty well and makes it look clean.
 
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