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post #1 of 5 Old 10-22-2009, 03:55 AM Thread Starter
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Cleaning off the extra silicon

Cleaning off the extra silicon

Hey Guys

I am helping a friend building his aquarium before I start my new one. He has some silicon which is extra and needs to be cleaned off from the glass. We did not try anything yet so that we do not damage the glass.

What do you suggest as cleaning solvent? any brand names? where can I buy?

Thanks a lot people
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post #2 of 5 Old 10-22-2009, 04:38 AM
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just use a razor blade to scrape it off stay away from chems.
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post #4 of 5 Old 10-22-2009, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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just use a razor blade to scrape it off stay away from chems.
hey guys i used a sharp razor and i took off the extra silicone however there's still some traces left...cant manage to get it off because its an extremely thin layer of silicone but yet still very visible.

any hints? thanks!
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post #5 of 5 Old 10-22-2009, 06:25 PM
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if the tank isnt acrylic use something extremely abrasive and try that.
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