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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #1091

If I am not mistaken, most installers use  a little dish soap on their finger to smooth out the silicone, watch some of the home improvement shows when they do a bathroom or kitchen.



Aquatic Plants Digest wrote:

> Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 05:18:39 -0700 (PDT)
> From: "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>
> I'm not a chemist but there is usually a warning on tubes of silicone
> telling you to keep it off your, or wash your hands.  Be sure to read
> the label.  On the other hand (no pun intended), I'm pretty sure that
> it is no more harmful than bottled vinegar like you buy in the grocery
> store -- I think acetic acid is uesd as a catalyst or one of the
> solvents.  It's tough to get it silicone off of your skin though.
> Mineral spirits work as a thinner before the silicone has cured BUT you
> never never never want to get mineral spirits directly on your skin --
> or near an aquarium for that matter.
> Hope that helps.