Changing glass panels

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  1. brentv

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    Hey guys,
    I have a tank I have to replace a back panel and side panel to make it an all around view.
    I've organised some cutting cable and started cutting sillicone... Frikkin mission! do I use a razor blade then Meths to clean the residue left or have you guys got any other tricks??:whistling:
     
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  3. Suhayl

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    Use fishing gut. I will double and tripple depending on the strength and use to slice through the silicone. Just use a clothon either side of the gut so you dont cut yourself with it.
     
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    i see that there is now a silicone removing chemical available, whether it leaves a residue etc etc i do not know !
     
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    Sili-kill from Den Braven.
    You buy it direct from the latter in Springfield park.

    I find a split in 2 razor blade and 2 sets of pliers works.
    Kak job, I once cut up and rebuilt a 10ft tank of mine that burst.
     
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    I couldn't remove my panes with a razor, not enough space between the panes. I ended up chipping my one pane of a sump, the other one shattered. Tried thin steel guitar stings, but couldn't get it inbetween the glass either...
     
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    Stanley blades are too thick and it is very easy to chip the glass around the edges. Your best bet will be to use those old "Lion" blades that the old ballies use to shave with. Just clamp one in a vice grip or pliers for that matter and you will get through it without too much difficulty.

    Brent - I would just remove most of the silicone with a normal stanley blade and wipe it clean with meths
     
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    try a broken tape measure. works wonders
     
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    Thanks for the imput guys... looks like it's just gonna be a bit of blood sweat and tears!;)
     
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    I used both the old lion blades in a pair of pliers and the tape measure. I went and bought an el cheapo from builders and used that.
     
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