Wednesday, February 11, 2009

silicone removal time is coming...

If Springtime ever comes to Minnesota, it will be time to remove a ton of silicone from my silver beauty. As you can see from the pics, there is a lot to be removed. I found McKanica Silicone Caulk Remover in the big tubes at Ace Hardware. I've got a couple tubes and I will see how far they go and just how well they work as soon as we get a little warmer weather here. January temperatures only got above freezing one day (the 31st). I still get out to the trailer and have a couple beers and dream of her future. It's very, very peaceful just sitting in a gutted out Airstream listening to music or the VAP and trying to figure out just what needs to be done and in what order. Enjoy the pictures. Be glad that you don't have this much silicone to remove. Tomorrow I'm taking my two boys to see Dr. John and the Neville Brothers in concert. We have front row center tickets and I can't wait to absorb that great New Orleans vibe!!! Peace...






































6 comments:

Tim (ts8501) said...

Steve:
Have a great concert, and like you, I am looking forward to winter being over!
-Tim

Frank's Trailer Works said...

I have found that often the best thing to remove silicon is the good old thumb. Thumb and some friction takes it right off. There is probably a reason it is all over the trailer like that. Be prepared to have to seal those holes as soon as you open them back up. Acryl- R is sold by Airstream and does a real good job of seeping into the gap. Hope you have (had) a great time grooving to Dr John with your boys...

the byamcaravanner said...

Steve,

I sure hope this stuff works... because I have some of the nasty stuff to remove myself.

Steve

Rich The Viking said...

Ditto here, I have three windows with severe siliconosis. Let us know how it works for you. I have clear silicone over white tub and tile chaulk, over the original sealer. Some comes off real easy and some is a bear.

Anonymous said...

Steve "Dancin" Hanson can only be the lost bass player from Incognito. Now I know where he went, an Airstream ate him. I have a small project going on Facebook. I have a group called Current and Former members of Incognito, and am asking alumni to join and note the era they belonged. Other links, pictures and stuff welcomed.
If you email me at mcgarry3315@yahoo.com, I'll send you the easy link.
Kevin McGarry
Peace

Jaime said...

Hi,
Any chance you can add my blog to your list? I've added you to mine here: http://vintageairstream.posterous.com/
Thanks and good luck with the restoration!
Jaime