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Getting Sticky off Glass????

Discussion in 'Fish Keeping Chat' started by PoisonGirl, Jul 17, 2009.


  1. PoisonGirl

    PoisonGirl Banned

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    The guy I got the fish tank off had put silver tape along the top of the tank because he said he didn't like the black strip.
    I have taken it off because I think silver will look stupid against my black hood when it comes.

    The tape came off the black strip ok, but he had also put tape along the top of the tank, under the black strip! And when i took it off all the sticky stuff came off the tape :(

    What can I used to get it off?

    And while I'm on the subject, what can I use to get all the white residue off the lid sliders?

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  2. Amy-manycats

    Amy-manycats PetForums Senior

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    Is the tank full yet?

    If not try something like vinegar or lemon juice. I guess the white stuff is limescale. If so the lemon juice/ vinegar will work but it involves a bit of a soak/scrub
     
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  3. PoisonGirl

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    Nope, I haven't even bought the stand yet, its got a long way before the water :D

    Don't have either so will get some tomorrow and try. Thanks :)

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  4. Chillinator

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    The white residue is caused by mineral deposits on the glass, this line is also known as the 'tide-mark'. A weak acid such as vinegar and some elbow-grease will remove this.

    As for the sticky residue from the tape, you could try a product known as Sticky-stuff remover, which is available from good DIY stores. This will remove virtually anything including paint off carpet.
     
  5. PoisonGirl

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    Thanks :)
    Have got some vinegar, now need to look out my gloves as I can't stand the smell of the stuff. Lol

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