Thread: Installing Ride Plate
12-14-2012, 10:02 PM #1
Installing Ride Plate
I'm installing a new ride plate on the RXT tomorrow. I've cut away most of the residual sealant left behind by the old ride plate. For those who have done this before, how much time did you spend removing old sealant? Does the surface need to be completely free of the old sealant? Did you use anything to help remove the sealant?
12-14-2012, 10:17 PM #2
I use scotch brite! But be gentle...
12-14-2012, 10:17 PM #3
- Join Date
- Mar 2006
good quality single edge razor blade, schotch brite-- marron, rubbing alcohol, paper towels and shop air make quick work of the job.
12-14-2012, 10:28 PM #4
I use wire wheel on a drill...Makes quick work of the old silicone.....Plus if it does scuff up the gelcote, it just makes the surface better to stick!!
12-14-2012, 11:34 PM #5
wire wheel is definitely the go. quick and easy..
12-15-2012, 07:09 AM #6
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- Nov 2012
Yup, soft wire wheel. You want to be sure to remove all of the old silicone and when you apply the new silicone the surface has been cleaned with some denatured alcohol. I have found the best silicone to put the ride plate back with is life seal.
12-15-2012, 12:11 PM #7
wire brush,degreaser and rightstuff sealer.. from autoparts store good to go!
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