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Re: Glass Scratches

> Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 16:30:40 -0600
> From: Dan Dixon <dandixon at home_com>
> Subject: Re: Glass Scratches

> I also agree with you when you speculate about your razor scraper not
> causing the scratches, although it is possible to scratch glass with a
> razor blade with the right errant motion.

Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 20:19:21 -0500
From: Neil Frank <aquarian.subjects at mindspring_com>
Subject: Re: Glass Scratches
> I know the move. Last week, I did one of my infrequent glass cleanings,
> discovered a big NO-NO in glass cleaning. DONT USE A RUSTY
> RAZOR BLADE. I even heard the scratch!!
Although I didn't mention it on the web page I put together about Glass
www.fitchfamily.com/glass.html, I stopped using a steel razor blade the
first time I read about the dangers here on the APD.  I switched to a
plastic razor blade (which I did mention), available at auto body supply
centers.  Even though I bought a half dozen about a year ago, I'm still
using the first one, because I can't see any deterioration in its ability to
remove algae.  If it's green spot algae, I often do have to scrape at a spot
several times to get it off, but that effort is a small price to pay for the
peace of mind in knowing that I'm not going to scratch the glass.

John T. Fitch
E-mail: jtfitch at spamcop_net
Web Site: www.fitchfamily.com/aquarium.html