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tips for getting slilcon off

anyone got any tips for getting silicon off of the inside of one of my tanks(2.9 gal) ? my razor blade doesnt seem to be working too well. some of its off, but theres still a thin layer left.
anyone?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-17-2006, 04:39 PM
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Dumb question....Why are you taking the silicon off? You rebuilding it?

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because there are some glass bar type things running almost the whole length of the tank and they really do no more good than hold the hood in place (and since it is open top.....). the tank is not really big enough to need support bars (2.9 gal) and they are is a right eyesore right on the waterline
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WD-40 and scrubbing. Don't laugh, it works.

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Trying to find the link in DIY, but someone posted about building their own tank and used acetone and a box for razor blades.
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Scolley has a thread that covers it, Very well written too.
It is in the last half of the first post.

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/di...lass-tank.html
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thanks guys, great help!

looks like a lil elbow grease should do the trick then!
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Scolley has a thread that covers it, Very well written too.
It is in the last half of the first post.

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/di...lass-tank.html

Thanks Lump! After the complete deafening silence on that thread, I didn't know a human being had actually read it. It will improve. And for messy_da_legend the silicon removal advice is in the Lessons Learned section.

Bottom line is... no short cuts IMO. Elbow grease as you said. And time. Sorry. Lots of sharp razor blades, and a Dremmel if you have one, both make a big difference.

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