cleaning off silicone

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  1. Norman_the_fish

    Norman_the_fish

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    I recently bought a lil'tank with cool lightin unit for a mod and in my purchase excitement failed to note some extensive scratches on the front pane. i bought a new pane of glass and siliconed it on but mid-way it slipped (dont ask how) and i quickly had to grab it before falling, got silicone finger marks all over the inside and altho now dryin is quite a mess. any household products i can use to rub out the silicone once the pane has set? i'm not keen to try and scrape it off with a blade so any suggestions would be most welcome.

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  3. davidfr7

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    den braven make a small tub of silcone remover. Not sure of name I will have a look for you tomorrow
     
  4. PeterL

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    Household products...depends on the household - LOL - some people have some crazy stuff in their homes..

    But seriously, just use a brand new stanley blade, it just comes right off, being a new blade it just tends to wipe away, don't use the corners obviously, put the full length of the blade to the glass and swipe away at it - doesn't matter if the silicone is wet or dry, it cleans up easier if wet though, if dry it still comes off clean too so no stress if it is already dry.

    Working with tanks, it should be in your "arsenal" of essential tools anyhow becase a blade has loads of uses - not just for cutting stuff...
     
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    Try to scrape it with stanley blade or nt cutter blade works for me!!!
     
  6. magman

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    I use the blades to clean the algae off the glass also, you dont get scratches like the magnets,
     
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    same here.
     
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    blade
     
  9. davidfr7

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    Sili-kill is a silicone remover.

    I know Adrian from Idol marine has a standing order with Den Braven. One case a week!
     
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    Stanley blade - easy peasy :)
     
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