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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-03-2011, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Wow....its still here :O)

Hey guys

Used to frequent this site, about 2 1/2 years ago, went from Newbie to fairly respectable tank owner....then had one of those situations when 'life' gets in the way!

So....I'm back (no fanfare needed) and as ever, need some advice.

My beautiful (but sadly empty) tank has been sitting around for a while now and the time has come to revisit my hobby, HOWEVER..during its hiatus various smelly candles were placed on top of it (without my knowledge), these melted into the tank covering lots of areas with nice red splashes (lovely)

Any ideas for getting 18 month old candlewax out of a tank???

As ever, thanks for your help

Sean
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-03-2011, 01:41 PM
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I would say a razor blade. It works well with silicone so I would think it will make short work of wax. You would probably need alot of them so you always have a sharp/fresh edge.


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I concur with tharsis, grab a pack of razor blades and go at it. To make it easier, you could buy one of those handles for holding razorblades for tasks like this. They are very frequently used by detailers to get stickers/tint off of car windows.

After you use that to get most of it off, you might want to use one of those "scratchy" kitchen sponges to get any little bits or smears off of the glass.
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+1 Razorblades..


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could also get the tank full of water and slowly warm water to the melting point of wax an it should float to the top just becareful heating or cooling to fast can crack glass, or the good old razor blade and some elbo grease if its in the corner doubt a razor will be effective vs the water imo.
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I wouldnt use any scratcher pad unless it on the bottom of the tank. I would use a razor first then heat any leftovers with a lighter and wipe it with a paper towel.

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Heat up a hot glue gun, but don't squeeze out any glue, and use the hot tip to re-melt the wax then get all the wax out
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