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Old 08-28-2014, 11:53 PM   #1
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How long cure time for 3/8" to 1/2" thick silicone?

I've just covered the rear two 'clear' silicone seams on my tank with a layer of black silicone to hide them better. Thickest points for the new silicone are probably 3/8" but to be on the safe side I'm gonna say there may be places that are a full 1/2" thick.

What would be the cure time for a 1/2" thick silicone layer before I can safely put water back in and begin the tank again?
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The instructions on the tube are going to be the best guideline that you have. Different products are going to have different cure times, so a general recommendation is not what you want.

If the directions call for a thinner bead you definitely want to account for that.

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Old 08-29-2014, 01:45 PM   #3
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I've gotten advice to rinse a lot after the silicone cures. First time I've heard this. Is this suggested or necessary?
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