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removing silicone

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Because of a design change, I removed an existing 1/2" glass partition that was set in stainless channel along a tiled wall.

My question, what have you guys used to fully remove the silicone residue?
I have scraped as much as possible; tried DAP's silicone remover, to little effect.
My glass company said razor blades, something called acrysol that they carry ($27/pt)--I looked it up; it's basically naptha; or GOOF-OFF.

Anybody had luck w/any of these?
The tile is ungauged slate with many variations in height and flakes easily.
I told customer at the beginning that there may be a parting line; tile is no longer available so replacement is out.
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I use denatured alcohol to remove silicone before I refinish countertops. Works great. Given the substrate, you may need to use a firm tooth brush or another type of soft brush to get the silicone out of the grooves.
Alcohol, and I buy these little brass brushes that look like toothbrushes.

Plus sandpaper (wet/dry) razors and a lot of time. No fun:no:
Silicone is a bugger! Like the above posts, I used to use a lot of razor blades, sandpaper, and finally, to get the last bit of residue, alcohol and a brush.

Good luck!!
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