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Re: [APD] Silicone that really sticks
Well, expensive, anyway. If I was going to post a message
suggesting that someone put sandpaper to glass, I felt it
important to add that one shouldn't sand tempered glass.
Usually, the tempered glass is used only on the bottom and
then, only on larger tanks. The main value is that is saves
loads on shipping weight.
--- urville <urville at peoplepc_com> wrote:
> I dont thinki've ever seen a tank made of tempered glass.
> That would be
> a really, really bad idea.
> S. Hieber wrote:
> >Silicone is not a high-adhesion material, but it has
> >of give (resiliency) so it works well for particular
> >You'll probably be better off with a marine epoxy,
> >it would work better if you had something a little rough
> >stick to. If you sand the glass with #400 sandpaper,
> >will give the epoxy a better grip. Sanding is NOT
> >recommended, of course, with tempered glass.
> >Scott H.
> >--- Tom Wood <tomwood2 at flash_net> wrote:
> >>I'm using 1/2" thick black eggcrate across the back of
> >>90 gallon. It's
> >>attached with black zipties to standoffs made of black
> >>eggcrate that is
> >>siliconed to the tank walls. The silicone fails
> >>when doing
> >>maintenance that applies a stress to the connection.
> >>used GE RTV 108
> >>designed for aquariums as well as the regular hardware
> >>store stuff. Is
> >>there a type, or glue, that will grip the glass better?
> >>The standoffs are
> >>two cells wide by about eight inches long, so the
> >>connection to the glass
> >>is 1/2" by 8" long.
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