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  1. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Can’t blame you. I do waffle on a bit sometimes. :p
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  2. ColdEagle

    ColdEagle New Member

    @Best@Best @SimonG@SimonG @ShaunCorbs@ShaunCorbs
    Thank you very much Gents, I managed to remove the trim, it wasn't easy. Pulled out more silicone, and packaging film which was left on even sealed ontop of this. There was also think plastic film on one side too.
    Sadly some of this thin film (that "peely" stuff) I can't seem to shift it as it's dropping into the curve down the sides blocked by the tile edge. I know silicone needs clean surfaces to stick to but I can't shift this, can I just silicone anyways?
    Also I won't be able to fully clean those under sections or the exposed wall - can I just do my best?
    Normally I'd ciff with green scourer, washing up liquid, white eraser cleaning block, then meths, but this won't work given the tile over hang and sloping sides of tray. Again just do my best?
    I admit this might be overkill, and wondered if you kind people could advise.

    I plan to fill the gap (side of tray bit to the wall under the tile edge) with silicone as I already have some although that tec7 stuff looks interesting.

    Thanks again

    E: oh and best, I can waffle!
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  3. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    You can’t do the impossible with an already and badly installed shower.
    Just clean it as best you can. Some spray cleaners are available to prepare the surfaces, or use isopropyl.
    Don’t worry about the parts you can’t clean, as long as you can clean the last outer parts of tray.
    The Tec 7 and similar Polymer sealants are special but not a good finish product for bathrooms because they discolour.
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  4. ColdEagle

    ColdEagle New Member

    Brilliant, thank you very much, just needed that reassurance.
  5. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    agree with best take as much as you can off practically
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