How to wipe off silicone grease

It is difficult to find today the sphere of construction or industry where silicone is not used. Although this material is convenient enough for application, sometimes it is impossible to avoid processing adjacent areas of the surface or clothing. That is why it is so necessary to know in advance how to remove silicone grease in order to stop the problem quickly.

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What is silicone?

How to wipe off silicone greaseSilicone grease is a white translucent mass that has been widely used not only in industry and everyday life, but also in aviation. It is used to preserve and lubricate rubber parts, and to protect various parts of the interior and equipment from destruction. Such a material has the property to transfer heat during operation of electrical elements, is able to withstand temperature fluctuations from -40 to + 250C.

In addition, silicone grease is widely used in equipment for dentistry, printing, plumbing, in chemical laboratories for sealing and lubricating special dishes. In everyday life, silicone can be used to lubricate locks, hinges, seams, seal mechanisms, and seal parts of water models.

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How to remove silicone grease?

The high rate of tightness, which provides the use of grease, has made its use popular in repair and construction work. However, when used carelessly, stains appear on clothing that are very difficult to remove.

To solve this problem you will need:

  • goggles, respirator, rubber gloves;
  • vinegar, acetone, solvent, gasoline, liquids for alcohol;
  • white spirit, special wash PENTA-840 or "ANTISIL";
  • a clean brush, microfiber, or soft cloth.
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How to remove silicone grease from clothes?

There are several ways to remove silicone from clothing without damaging it. Read the label before removing the stain, as the cleaning method depends on the composition of the silicone grease.

Method 1

How to wipe off silicone greaseIf the grease has an acid base, remove the stain with vinegar:

  1. Wear goggles, a respirator, rubber gloves.
  2. Take a 70% solution of acetic acid and moisten a stain with plenty of it.
  3. Leave on for 30 minutes, then carefully remove the silicone with a clean rag.

Important! Use caution. Acetic acid has a strong odor that can damage not only the hands, but also the mucous membrane of the nose, throat and eyes, the respiratory tract.

Method 2

If the base of the silicone grease is alcohol, remove the stain using liquids on alcohol:

  1. Take any alcohol: technical, denatured, medical or plain vodka.
  2. Pour liquid onto a clean rag.
  3. Moisten a stain with an alcoholized rag until the silicone starts to turn into balls, which can easily move away from the fabric.

Method 3

Using solvents, it is easy to wipe off stains from amine, amide or oxime silicone sealants:

  1. Take gasoline or acetone, white spirit or any solvent for alcohol.
  2. Soak one of the products with a clean sponge or soft cloth.
  3. Rub the stain and leave for 30 minutes.
  4. Repeat the procedure.
  5. Wash the fabric in the basin and then in the washing machine.

Remember that when working with silicone products and any solvents, it is necessary to protect the skin of the hands with cotton gloves.

Method 4

When deciding how to wipe off silicone grease, pay attention to specially developed household cleaning products for this. In construction stores you will find many similar options.Our experts recommend the use of “PENTA-840” or “ANTISIL”.

Important! Before using them, read the instructions from the developers, where you will be offered the exact sequence silicone stain remover.

Method 5

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This option is a mechanical way to remove silicone stains:

  1. Pull the fabric firmly on a flat surface with the spot up.
  2. Take a metal brush or scraper.
  3. Scrape off the silicone, being careful not to damage the fabric.
  4. Eliminate the residues by choosing one of the above methods.

Important! Do not try to remove stains from delicate fabrics with solvents, and even more so mechanically. They can irreparably ruin her. Use dry cleaning services. Specialists will help you get rid of silicone on delicate things.

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