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Old 04-08-2011, 02:44 PM   #1
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Removing paint from aquarium

I was painting the back of the aquarium glass and got paint underneath the plastic frame that borders the aquarium. My question is, is it safe to remove the frame to scrape the paint off of the glass underneath? I don't want to have to recaulk or anything like that.
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:47 PM   #2
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If it is a smaller tank probably 20 gallons or less there shouldn't be an issue since people are always tanking those off to go rimless. They can be a challenge to get off sometimes.
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A little paint wont hurt anything, especially considering that if its behind the trim the substrate is going to cover it.
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Yea but the paint is at the bottom and top.if the frame is difficult to get off or will cause a chance of the tank leaking or something like that, then I can deal with a little paint. BTW its 55 gal.
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That would be a ton of work. I took the trim off a 10g recently and it was a beast. Ended up just taking pliers and breaking chunks off.
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:02 PM   #6
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Thanks I def won't try and remove it, maybe I can slide a razor blade underneath and get some of the paint off that way.
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