Taking black plastic off the back of an Boyu?

Discussion in 'Boyu TL450 and TL550 advice' started by 2balive, 9 Jul 2011.

  1. 2balive

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    Has anyone taken the black plastic off the back of a Boyu? I want to remove an area of it to put a light on, but not sure if it will come off and/or how to get it off.
     
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    Where exactly at the back are you refering to?
    Can you show pic detailing what you want to do??

    Remember the black backing is made from perspex and is very brittle!!! Trust me i know. But is manageable. I have moded my tl and raised the overflow.So anything can be done.
     
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    Im redoing a TL550. If you want i can email you some pics. Pm me your email address
     
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    I want to add one of these to the back of my filter compartment for a refugium/cheto, so got to remove the plastic black rapping from an area on the back.

    Was planning to cut the shape out with a tile cutter, but now worried that it will not come off, or that the whole back plastic sheet will becomes loose?

    See photo below.
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    Thanks, this is great, does look like it has been cut of. I was worried that there will be a sticky glue under it.

    It would be nice to have the whole panel removeble to be able to see what is going on in there, but will have to be able to stick it back easily, don't want the 'sun' to shine to mush into the filter.
     
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    Use a pencil eraser to remove the glue... It works :)

    If it's not on a tank (for maybe a window from which you removed tint for example), use petrol and a cloth then wipe dry with a dry cloth and then warm soapy water... works like a charm! :)

    Get black PVC sheeting which you can maybe stick with prestik lol... no one is going to see it :)

    Hope this helps...
     
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    It can be done!

    If anyone ever wonders, yes, the black stuff comes off fairly easy and if you are careful, it peels of cleanly.

    The bits that got left behind got taken care of with peanut-butter.

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