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ramon82 10-22-2009 02:55 AM

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

MoneyMitch 10-22-2009 03:38 AM

just use a razor blade to scrape it off stay away from chems.

WisFish 10-22-2009 07:21 AM

X2 with MoneyMitch

ramon82 10-22-2009 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MoneyMitch (Post 261548)
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!

MoneyMitch 10-22-2009 05:25 PM

if the tank isnt acrylic use something extremely abrasive and try that.


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