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The process described below is demonstrating an extreme case:
The following procedure should work well for cleaning manus or silicone from the surface of cladding.
Precaution:  Use proper PPE (eye protection, skin protection and rubber gloves).

Step 1.  Remove excess with a PLASTIC putty knife.

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Step 2.  Apply Digesil Silicone Remover (RPM Technologies).
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Step 3.  Allow the Digesil to work for a couple of minutes.
Step 4.  Work the Digesil around with a plastic knife.
Step 5.  Allow the Digesil to work for a couple minutes more.
Step 6.  Wipe Digesil from the surface with a clean paper towel. Do this twice.
Step 7.  Use a wet paper towel and wipe the surface again.
Step 8.  Irrigate the surface with water (from a squirt bottle, or hose or saturated sponge).
Step 9.  Dry the area with a clean paper towel.

You should see clean cladding.
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Notes and Helpful Hints:
  • Take care to wear proper PPE. Eye protection, skin protection and rubber gloves will be required.
  • The Digesil will work on all glazing materials, so care must be taken so that it does not come into contact with the glazing bed.
  • Remove as much excess material with a plastic knife prior to the application of the Digesil. This keeps the working times minimal.
  • A toothbrush might be handy for getting the Digesil in contact with contamination in small crevices, corners or grooves. It can also be used to remove the contamination and apply water.
  • Water will inactivate the action of the Digesil, so use water only when you are ready to clean the part.
  • Do not allow the Digesil to dry on the part. It is recommended to do one localized area at a time.
  • There is a gel, wipes and a liquid that might also work for you. You should be able to follow a similar procedure to the one outlined with the other forms of the product. It is believed that the gel is the best way to go on a vertical surface since it will keep the Digesil in place.