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Removal of old shower door sweep

A quick learner from Los Angeles, CA says:
I recently purchased a 10-332 frameless shower door sweep from you. Now that I have the time to replace the old one (which is all filled with unsightly fungus), I see that it is very closely adherent to the shower door, and very difficult to remove. Do you have any suggestion about how to go about removing it?
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
I would try a solvent like acetone, denatured alcohol or possibly lacquer thinner. You could try a little heat, but not too hot. You could damage the glass in the door with high heat. Maybe use a hair dryer as apposed to a heat gun.
A home owner from Los Angeles, CA says:
Thank you, Dave. It occurred to me after I posted my question that acetone might work, and as I had some handy, I tried it. It worked well, and the new sweep is installed without problems.
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
Great! That's usually my first go-to, as well. I'm glad it worked out. If you ever need anything else, let me know.
A home owner from Silicon Valley says:
If it needs to be removed with a solvent does that mean that it needs to be installed with an adhesive?

Thanks
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
The 10-332 is made to squeeze onto a 3/8" thick glass without adhesive. If you do need to use an adhesive, we recommend clear silicone.
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