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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-16-2011, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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removing an overflow is a PITA

I thought that removing an over flow would be pretty much easy! but let me tell you, its a PITA!!!!!! the silicone is ridiculously strong.
has anyone ever removed one before?
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No, is it that rough?


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You pretty much have to cut silicone off with a razor. Only the incredible hulk can pull it straight off.
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No, is it that rough?
its brutal. I tried to use a razor... no luck. Im not sure what kind of silicone they use but its STRONG!
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I removed both of the overflows from my 150. Cut both sides with a razor and once I got hte top to start pulling away it came apart slowly but surely.

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You could try a guitar string. Just poke it through and wrap each end around a block of wood for handles.


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