Transducer Silicone Removal

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TBreezy
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Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:14 am

Before I completely butcher this process, has anyone removed a transducer from the inside of their hull? One that has been installed with silicone?

I bought some silicone remover and a scraper, but am not sure if the remover will mess with (melt?) the plastic.

The plan is to remove it from one kayak and re-install in another.

Has anyone done this, or know what the best way to get rid of the old silicone is?

Thanks!

dedant
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Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:38 am

Use braid and gloves to saw through the silicon first. Then remover solvent and scraper. It may peel off without the solvent.
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TBreezy
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Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:39 am

Awesome, thanks mate!

Stealthmode
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Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:43 am

TBreezy wrote:Before I completely butcher this process, has anyone removed a transducer from the inside of their hull? One that has been installed with silicone?

I bought some silicone remover and a scraper, but am not sure if the remover will mess with (melt?) the plastic.

The plan is to remove it from one kayak and re-install in another.

Has anyone done this, or know what the best way to get rid of the old silicone is?

Thanks!
I used a plastic scraper to avoid damaging the hull and some light grease remover cleaner from the painting section of mitre 10 which worked well on the silicone without harming the plastic and gently prying up the transducer


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TBreezy
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Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:18 pm

That's cool, I might give that a go if it's a bit tough. Cheers!

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