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will a blow dryer speed the curing duration of silicone?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Equipment & Decor' started by Anonymous, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Anonymous

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    Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:28 pm
    quick silicone question?

    OK I test my second tank for leaks and it had them, so to help dry the tank out I used my mom's blow drier and I was wondering would a blow drier speed the curing process up any?
     
  2. Anthony

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    Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:31 pm
    That's not something I would do... I'm pretty sure it will cause problems in the end. Your best bet is to just apply it and wait 24 hours.
     
  3. Anonymous

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    Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:35 pm
    OK I was just wondering, but the saying is a stich in time save nine, Wait do you think the blow drying to help dry it fast would hurt the silicone?
     
  4. Anthony

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    Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:37 pm
    Yeah, I think in the long run using one will not allow it to cure correctly and cause leaks.
     
  5. MOD_Dawn

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    Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:36 pm
    I agree with anthony, I don't recommend attempting to speed a curing process...theirs a reason they call it a process. Lol!
     
  6. Anonymous

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    Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:38 pm
    dang I hope I didn't do to much damage then.
     
  7. Anonymous

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    Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:38 pm
    The silicone was cured when I used the drier, I was just trying to dry the water out once I know there was a leak
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  8. MOD_Dawn

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    Re: resealing a aquarium/tank

    Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:39 pm
    I dunno, I'd still be leary as a hairdryer could easily warp/melt the silicone bonding your seams.
     
  9. Anonymous

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    Re: resealing a aquarium/tank

    Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:42 pm
    I won't use it again It was just an idea
     
  10. James0816

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    Re: resealing a aquarium/tank

    Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:00 pm
    You used silicone on plexi?

    Did you silicone over the leaky area or did you strip off the silicone first?
     
  11. Anonymous

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    Re: resealing a aquarium/tank

    Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:42 am
    I striped the silicone, and yes I Silicone plexi, it is holding very nicely too, just a few leaks that need to be fix but other then that it working like a charm.