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post #1 of 10 Old 01-13-2010, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Best way to remove paint from glass?

i just picked up my 180G, but the sides were painted black with rustolium. what would be the ideal way to remove the paint from the glass?
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-13-2010, 10:57 PM
a whole lot of paint thinner........?

You might want to wear a mask or work in a ventilated area.....

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post #3 of 10 Old 01-13-2010, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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a whole lot of paint thinner........?

You might want to wear a mask or work in a ventilated area.....
thats what i thought of first, but...........wouldnt the thinner attack the silicone?
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post #4 of 10 Old 01-14-2010, 12:53 AM
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You should try those scrapers that take a razor blade, I wouldn't use solvents if for no other reason that it could jeopardize your future fish. You should be able to take the stuff off with a razor blade.

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You should try those scrapers that take a razor blade, I wouldn't use solvents if for no other reason that it could jeopardize your future fish. You should be able to take the stuff off with a razor blade.

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yeah i use those for cleaning my glass cooktop. it just seemed like it would be slowwwww going. i was hoping there was a faster way.
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post #6 of 10 Old 01-14-2010, 10:08 AM
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I'd not suggest paint thinner, that'll also eat up any glue or silicon and a 180g leaking...not cool
I'd try soaking it with stuff like vinegar or Goo Gone; like put sheets on the glass parts and soak it in that stuff. Alternatively I'd break out the pressure washer BUT stay AWAY from the seals.

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If it's a glass tank use a razor blade.
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post #8 of 10 Old 01-14-2010, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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ok got 99% of the paint off. used straight razor blades. went thru about 10 of them, but they did the job.
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post #10 of 10 Old 01-14-2010, 11:07 PM
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Dang what a effort....why can't people just stick to window tint if they like black for a background like I do......

Hope no fingers were hurt in the process

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