Cleaning mineral deposits off glass.

Discussion in 'Hardware & DIY' started by chris1004, 12 Dec 2009.

  1. chris1004

    chris1004 Member

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    Hi,

    Anyone got any usefull tips on cleaning the white scaley deposits off of glass. I've got some old tanks to clean up and I usually end up with a stanly blade scraping it off but its a real pain in the you know where and a job I detest doing.

    Is there a chemical that I can apply to make it easier? The tanks are bare at the moment so livestock isn't an issue.

    Regards, Chris.
     
  2. Nelson

    Nelson Member

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  3. chris1004

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    Hi Neil,

    Thanks for that link mate on there they suggest vinegar but i tried it before but without a great deal of success. I was talking to a glasier the other day and he recomended caustic soda but thats surely a bit severe for a fish tank and not sure of the effect on the silicone. Still its along the same lines of using somthing acidic.

    Regards, Chris.
     
  4. aaronnorth

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    try hydrogen peroxide (H2O2).
     
  5. chris1004

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    will it damage silicon?
     
  6. wearsbunnyslippers

    wearsbunnyslippers Member

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    try heating up the vinegar, and use the really cheap white spirit vinegar, its usually the strongest...
     
  7. aaronnorth

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    It might do, but anything stronger than vinegar probably will :thumbdown:
     

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