Fixing chip on pane of glass

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  1. wito-zn

    wito-zn

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    Hi

    I am from MASA's sister site TASA. I have a chip on the front pane of glass on my tank and i would like to know if there is anybody that could tell me how to fix it or even if it can be fixed? The tank is 2.5m by 600mm by 600mm.
    I tried to upload a photo but it doesnt want to work.

    All help will be greatly appreciated.

    Kind Regards
    Steve:)
     
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  3. Achilles

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    it depends where on the front pane it is chipped on an edge is it below the water line above etc , a picture is necessary to give advice
     
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    wito-zn Thread Starter

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    Here are the pics.:)
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    Chip and water line
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  5. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    difficult to see from the pic but it looks like its "shelled' so the chip is not really a crack? if so there is nothing you can really do besides hide the area with a vertical wooden beading that can be glued onto the glass with silicone.. this will help to strengthen the area and provide a better finish for the tank aswell.
     
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    wito-zn Thread Starter

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    The chip does look like a shell. Well that is a bit of a relef. Thank you so much for all the help. What i will do is scrap the paint of the back and make the pane that has the chip the back. Should i put a pane of 5mm glass on the side and front pane on the inside and wood on the outside? Just to put less pressure on the area.
    Steve
     
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    yes what you want to do is a good suggestion to remedy this and give piece of mind
     
  8. Bob the (reef)builder

    Bob the (reef)builder

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    Do what you need to from an ashthetic point of veiw. I don't think there is any problem from a sructural perspective.:)
     
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    wito-zn Thread Starter

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    I am going to be selling the tank. If you are interested please look in the classified section for the tank.
     
  10. Moolis Moolman

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    The chip/shell is very high on the side and do not look like it is more that 2mm deep. If it was lower it would be a problem or if someone bump it hard in that area (but you are not going to do that;))

    It can be sanded out by a knowledgeable person, If you can not get one do not try it yourself. But at present it is not essential, I personally would sand it to ensure the stress are evened out, but I have done it quite a lot of times in the past (its my work)

    M2C
     
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