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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-30-2013, 02:59 AM Thread Starter
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Removing silicone.

What I'd the best product for removing silicone?

I've gone to town with a razor blade, but there is still some residue. I've heard acetone may work well. Any suggestions?



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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-30-2013, 03:44 AM
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A razor blade is the only way to completely remove it AFIK. Goof Off, acetone and the like help lifting it, but you always have to scrape it off with a razor.
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White vinegar helps to get the last bit off the glass while using the razor blade to scrape it up.
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Having resealed a few tanks myself, I have to say that using the best quality razor blades in long handled scraper works really well. For whatever light residue that remains a non scratching scrubber sponge and white vinegar should do it. Several attempts may be needed.
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Re: Removing silicone.

Vinegar loosens it...huh.....Thank you guys!

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