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I saw this on you tube and thought some may be interested. If you read the comments below the video there are other methods mentioned as well.

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I saw this on you tube and thought some may be interested. If you read the comments below the video there are other methods mentioned as well.


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As you can imagine I don't have many bathrooms to get through an entire tube of silicone bath sealant in one go so, as murphys law says, it would be solid the next time I come to use it. Instead of binning it, I just used it to clean my stationary disc and belt sander.
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Thanks Mike. I have one of the sandpaper cleaners as the vid showed and they aren't expensive and they do work but if you've been sanding something pitchy it won't get the stuck resin off. The brass brush is a great tip.

Angie I just threw a tube away. If only you'd posted that sooner.

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Angie I just threw a tube away. If only you'd posted that sooner.
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Thanks for the great tip Angie, they don't sell the sticks in Japan. Now I feel like a heel, cause Im waiting on two sticks I ordered from the states. Honest!

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The noodles kids use in swimming pools work great too. I whack off a chunk split it down the center and use that. I bought two at a garage sale a few years ago for a quarter each and still have about one and a half left.
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As you can imagine I don't have many bathrooms to get through an entire tube of silicone bath sealant in one go so, as murphys law says, it would be solid the next time I come to use it. Instead of binning it, I just used it to clean my stationary disc and belt sander.
Please pardon my ignorance Angie, but wouldn't this cause an issue with applying finish after sanding? I thought that I read on this forum that silicone contamination was a bad thing.
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I still wear my old shoes. Can't afford new ones as I spend all my $$$$ on WW stuff.
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Please pardon my ignorance Angie, but wouldn't this cause an issue with applying finish after sanding? I thought that I read on this forum that silicone contamination was a bad thing.
The silicone doesn't coat the disc or belt, it flys off taking the sawdust with it AFAIK. I've not had a problem with finish after using it.
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