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Re: Deconstructing an aquarium
John M. Burns asked....
>There have been numerous posts about using silicone to assemble and fix
>aquariums and other things. My problem is just the opposite. I want to
>take one apart, a 75 gallon one. Problem is, I can scrape all the
>accessible silicone out, but that thin seam where the two pieces of glass
>"connect" is impossible to get to. Does anyone know of a solvent that will
>soften or dissolve silicone (without destroying the plastic frame)? Any
>suggestions welcome. TIA. -John
I read somewhere long ago that toluene and xylene will dissolve
silicone glue. I have used toluene with mixed results. Both are
carcinogenic I believe. Toluene can be bought in a hardware store.
A very sharp thin blade between the panes would seem to be a safer
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