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On my autumn list is re-caulking around my wife's fiberglass jet tub. What's the best/easiest way to remove the old caulk without scratching the tub?

Yeah, I know I should post this on the DIY site.
 

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Dremel.

Kidding. They make a hooked tool. I use a knife, if you dont do it much might put some blue tape on either side of the caulking.
 
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Scotch Painters tape. Whats phase tape?
 

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A like new 5 in 1 (if the blade isn't straight or has nicks in it can dig into the tub), a razor knife, and some razor blades.

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On my autumn list is re-caulking around my wife's fiberglass jet tub. What's the best/easiest way to remove the old caulk without scratching the tub?

Yeah, I know I should post this on the DIY site.

She don't let you hop in there with her?? :eek: :laughing:
 

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Of all I've tried....my favorite is I keep small dull chisels just for this, I use with the bevel side out. It's plenty dull enough not to dig into the surface with no nicks/burrs. Small enough it doesn't go much beyond the caulk bead, have a 1/4" for neater grout jobs and 1/2" for the sloppy stuff. I use it on anything from fiberglass to cultured marble/easy to scratch surfaces to tile with no issues. Fast and safe.
 

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Rip some pieces of plastic laminate at about 3/4" wide. When you break them they make an edge sharp enough to remove caulk, but without scratching.
 

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Rip some pieces of plastic laminate at about 3/4" wide. When you break them they make an edge sharp enough to remove caulk, but without scratching.
That is a great idea, when it breaks its razor sharp and flat

thanks
 
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