How to remove old silicone.

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  1. wito-zn

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    Hi all DIY people and Gurus. I am splitting my tank and am going to re silicon it, but i would like to know how to split the tank (meaning cutting into the old silicon). All help will be greatly appreciated.

    Regards steve
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Try a old gitar string or steel fishing line to cut throug the old silicone.I removed a large mirror from a wall once with a old gitar string.

    Hope this helps
     
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    Ya, I think silicon is one of the easiest things to remove. I just used a razor blade this weekend.
     
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    detaching 2 panes is easily done buy using an old tape measure.. wedge it between the 2 panes and pull down.. easier to grip than a minora or any other blade.. cleaning of the remaining silicone can be done with a blade.. tiedious work but necessary..
     
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    Sorry:biggrin: thanks i will def have a read.

    Very good idea almost like a cheese cutter.

    Now why didnt i think of that. Got so many. they dont make type measures the way they use too. :thumbup:

    thanks guys. gonna try it tomor after work.
    Regards
    Steve
     
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