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I too use a razor blade scraper to clean the scale off of the glass -
That scale is pretty tough
stuff. I found that frequently flipping the blade over (top to bottom)
helps because the
very leading edge of the blade tends to bend under the pressure you must
get the nasty stuff off cleanly. It seems that once you have made some
the scale it becomes easier to clean with mild acids (like pickling
vinegar or muriatic acid) and a green scotch-bright pad. Maybe the
sub-surface scale is softer than the outer coating?
Gary in St. Louis
On Sun, 17 Feb 2002 17:49:46 -0800 Wright Huntley <jwwiii at pacbell_net>
> LadysSolo at aol_com wrote:
> > I've always scraped it with a razor blade. Didn't take that long,
> and not a
> > big deal if I didn't pay much for the tank. Carolyn
> Intersting little side point, here.
> The iron (steel) in razor blades generally is soft enough to not
> scratch the
> glass, if you don't dig in a corner. OTOH, the *rust* apparently is
> of inflicting deep scratches, according to several folks I know.
> Might want
> to use a fresh blade, if scratches are to be avoided.
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