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    Removing silicone residue?

    Any products/tips/tricks for removing silicone residue from glass. I'm going to use my old 65g sump as a main display tank and would like to get rid the the residue left from where the baffles were. Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenzy View Post
    Any products/tips/tricks for removing silicone residue from glass. I'm going to use my old 65g sump as a main display tank and would like to get rid the the residue left from where the baffles were. Any suggestions?

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    Yes a NEW razor blade held on an sharp angle when its almost parallel with the glass it will just slide nicely on the glass. Works like a charm! Also used to remove tough algea and coraline on the tank glass!

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    ya, a razor blade or x-acto blade works great. to remove that film after you have gone through with the blades is to use "Goof off" its sold at most hardware stores like rona/reno. Be very careful with this product! its nasty stuff. use in a well aerated area.. and no pregnant ladies near by as its known to harm fetuses.

    but it will melt the silicone like butter.

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    Thanks guys, I know from past experiences that the razor blade alone isn't enough. It'll still show up later.

    I found some "Goof Off" at Home Hardware and will give it a try later on. I knew there was a product that would remove it but couldn't remember the name.

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    GOO GONE maybe?

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    I quickly tried both Goof off and Goo gone (actually had some). Looks like with a bit of rubbing the Goof Off will work, the Goo Gone didn't seen to touch the silicone.

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    Goo Gone is citrus based. Works awesome on label, tape, sticker goo, scuff marks on the floor, etc etc (loads more I haven't had a use for. Goof off is solvent based, toxic, works really good for silicone based goo but is nasty stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YukonChick View Post
    Goo Gone is citrus based. Works awesome on label, tape, sticker goo, scuff marks on the floor, etc etc (loads more I haven't had a use for. Goof off is solvent based, toxic, works really good for silicone based goo but is nasty stuff.
    good to know, so maybe we would need to do a real good clean up after the Goof off with some vinegar or similar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a4twenty View Post
    good to know, so maybe we would need to do a real good clean up after the Goof off with some vinegar or similar.
    Even though the solvents evapourate fairly quickly a wash down with a mild soap and water, followed by a heavy rincing with fresh water should do the trick.

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