Silicone?????

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  1. sandersc

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    I am starting to build my new tank with 4 panels ( 1750 x 650 ) that I;ve bought of somebody. The glass is relatively new and is scratchfree, BUT it was siliconed before. I have taken the pieces apart, but the guuys have used such a lot of silicone on the glass you cannot believe it.

    Any body knows about an easy way ( or any way for that matter ) to get the old silicone off the glass without damaging the glass?

    Oh yes it is 10mm glass panels.

    Sanders
     
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    minora blade works wonders
     
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    Yip Mekaeel is right, or get a cheap stanley blade scraper a dash safer:) both will work well
     
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    but just watch your fingers please
     
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    You van also finish off with a bit of petrol to clean up BUT you will need to wash with a detergent afterwards then loads of clean water to rince and scrub dry with paper towels, be sure to get very clean dry edges - your new tank build could be weekened if you don't.
     
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    Thanks Guys, I know Minoras very well.Have spend many hours cleaning glass off with them. Was just hoping that there may have been a new wonderful "invention" or "discovery", since the last time I;ve been involved in the Hobby.

    With all the other new things that I am discovering within the hobby now, I was trying my like. So it seems as if I am going to be stuck with the Minoras for a couple of hours.

    And I couldn't believe their price, if I compare it with what I paid for ot the last time I used it. ( Not even talking about the rest of the stuff!)

    Cheers
     
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    Wee-Man looking at your avatar, it seems asa if you can use a Minora as well and a Hoover afterwards to clean up with.
    Would like to see what the man behind the beard looks like.
     
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    Naturally;)



    So now you know where to post your picture, there is nothing to stop you:)
     
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    Almost well done!
     
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    I would rather use one of the products that make the silicon soft ,most hardware storse sell them.Silicon stripper or somthing like that, all I remember is that the stuff worked even better than I expected.
     
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    :yeahdude: yes please
     
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    Well spotted copperband,I will make an effort to find right the name .
     
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    please tell me what?:p
     
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    same stuff Dean farms in his tank..
     
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    oh ok :lol:
     

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