|Forum topic by Tommy Evans||posted 05-27-2013 02:01 PM||1072 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
05-27-2013 02:01 PM
Good Morning to all..
I’ve had the rocker for over 15 years stored down in the basement. And it is time to fix it!
And this is what I am faced with…..
It seems a repair job was not done right and then the gap that resulted was filled with a siliconized white caulk. Or at least that is my best guess. The white stuff is strong but still flexible. It must have been a very good brand. I have 99% cleaned off and am now worried about gluing the piece back together. That picture above is BEFORE I started cleaning!
I will still use a wire brush to get the rest of the teeny tiny bits of caulk out. Or other methods I may think of.
But it is the residue I am worried about preventing a good glue bond, NOT particularly about a finish although the two may be affected the same way.
Researching silicone wax, I found a guitar site and a method of removing a finish from a Les Paul that had silicone in it.
“Use mineral spirits to ‘draw the silicone residue out of the wood’
and then scrub and wipe with ammonia and water with LOTS of clean rags to clean”
It sounds good, but what do I know?!