Recipe wanted to remover silicon glue

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PerthMobility

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I need a soap recipe, please that will easily remove silicon adhesive such as is used in adhesive wound dressings such as "Elastoplast" and "Band Aid". I suspect that as silicon has a fairly high pH, that I need to make a soap that tends towards the low pH or the slightly acidic end of the soap scale.

But, I could be quite wrong in these assumptions. Your thoughts and ideas, please.
 

TeresaT

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I usually use a cotton ball soaked in mineral oil to get that gunk off of my skin. I have found it works well and is far more gentle than soaps or alcohol. I'm pretty sure mineral oil doesn't saponify, so I don't think it would be useful in soap, unless it was just a tiny amount as a SF? Sorry this isn't what you are looking for, but if it saves you from the extra work of making a special soap, it may end up being helpful.
 

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For silicone sealant (like for bathtubs or aquariums) I would use acetone or nail polish remover. But for sticky bandages, any oil will work.
 

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Try some vinegar, I was just reading it helps remove wood glue, it did help, I soaked a cloth and left it on the area for 30 minutes. Might work for you.
 
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