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Re: [APD] Re: the problem with using silicone to cover the glass
What about liquid silicon ?
It makes glass clearer but can be taken down to the water
What toxicity does it have ?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Krombholz" <krombhol at teclink_net>
To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2004 3:59 AM
Subject: [APD] Re: the problem with using silicone to cover the glass
> * From: Joey Choochootrain <hubbahubbahehe at yahoo_com>
> >ok the problem i see with using silicone to cover the glass and
> >prevent etching is that it is darn hard to get a thin, even film
> >over the glass.... I've used it over leaks and boy that stuff
> >sticks and gets everywhere and you can have a real mess....
> >if i recall correctly you say to dab it around with your fingers??
> >it's tricky to smooth it out and time it right before it
> >hardens..... and so doing it with a razor blade seems difficult..
> >could you elaborate more on your method?
> I put on scattered dabs straight from the tube of silicon and then
> spread the dabs over the surface of the glass with my fingers,
> spreading them out as thin as I can. Then I drag the single edge
> razor blade over the silicone to smooth out the ridges and
> irregularities on the surface of the silicone. The motion with the
> razor blade is similar to the motion you would use with a paint
> brush. I still get lines the width of the razor blade, but overall
> the silicon is smoothed out quite a bit. The only reason to try to
> smooth it out is to get the best possible light transmission.
> Paul Krombholz in sunny central Mississippi
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