Removing / replacing silicone caulk

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Old 07-04-16, 02:32 PM
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Removing / replacing silicone caulk

We have a stainless steel sink (undermount) attached to a granite countertop. Over the years, the silicone caulk no longer creates a tight seal between the sink and the counter...therefore water is able to run down into the cabinet. The sink doesn't feel loose, but it appears to have 'sagged' over the years. Should I remove the old caulk before applying new? I'm guessing the answer to that is yes, but what is the best method to remove the old caulk??

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Old 07-04-16, 03:04 PM
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There's no easy way to remove the caulk AFAIK. Scrape off as much as you can using a plastic knife. Clean the area well with denatured alcohol and apply the new silicone. The denatured alcohol can also be used to clean off excess caulk, use cloth rags.

If the budget allows or you can do it yourself, the sink should really be remounted. The sink should have silicone caulk in addition to clips. The clips are epoxied to the underside of counter. Your sink should not fail if installed properly.

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Patience and acetone. Good luck to you
 
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