- Jun 3, 2012
The cabin sole in my forty year old boat needs to be replaced. Spent yesterday tearing the old Teak and Holly plywood out. What I found underneath was silicone caulking that was spread out in a haphazard fashion to hold the plywood to the fiberglass liner. I intend to install PlasDECK flooring in place of the old plywood. PlasDECK is installed with a glue supplied by the manufacturer. My question is how do I completely remove the old silicone? It can be peeled up with a putty knife or similar tool but my fear is that it is still embedded in the fiberglass. Nothing will stick to silicone and I am worried that my new floor will lift. Any suggestions on how to completely remove the silicone?