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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2011, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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Sooo Ugly lol

What do you do with the silicon left around the top of the tank after derimming it? I got as much as i could off with the razor but there is still alot left. What do i use to get it off?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2011, 11:49 PM
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Just google silicone remover. There are products made for that.

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=silic...c1557e8fe51804
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A blowdryer, new sharp razors, and sometimes rubbing alchohol helps...
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I just use a razor blade....works like a charm plus I can use it for GSA later...


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i have never tried (and i prob never will) this on an aquarium but petrol is really good for removing silicon from bathroom tiles.


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i have never tried (and i prob never will) this on an aquarium but petrol is really good for removing silicon from bathroom tiles.
Gasoline may be good for removing tile grout, but I don't think it will remove silicone.

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I wetted the area with rubbing alcohol and then used a razor blade to scrape up as much as possible.

It helps if you switch to a new blade every once and a while, since after a number of passes, the blade will have dulled enough that it cannot remove everything. Once almost all of the silicon is removed, I use more rubbing alcohol and a soft cloth to rub off the remaining silicone residue.
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mr clean magic eraser can remove what a razor cannot sometimes


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hold the razor at a 45 degree angle. Works best that way ime. Gl derimming your tank!
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I used about 20 blades to completely clean a 2.5 gallon tank. Lots of blades and lots of patience...
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mr clean magic eraser can remove what a razor cannot sometimes
This sounds like a great idea. I can't believe I did not think about that earlier. Those magic erasers are simply melamine foam, which means it won't harm anything in the tank.
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i just rip it off when it hangs out
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This is the end result....i must say that i am very satisfied

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-26-2011, 06:22 AM
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Any larger pictures Aquariumnoob1? It looks nice from what I can tell, but with these jobs, the tiny details are what matters. Nice job de-rimming the tank regardless.
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