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Old 12/30/2006, 01:40 AM
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Can acrylic be siliconed?

I got my sump in the mail today (basically some sheets of acrylic that I'm assembling into a sump), and I'm not sure I trust the "cement" that was provided. I'm wondering if it's possible to silicone the pieces together in addition to the glue. Just to give me some piece of mind.

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Old 12/30/2006, 01:43 AM
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thats what I did. I used two part epoxy for plastics and used the silicon on the inside. don't forget to use aquarium silicon
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Old 12/30/2006, 01:45 AM
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Perfect! Thanks for the quick reply!

Do you happen to know if aquarium silicon is available at like a lowes or ace hardware, or is my LFS my only option?

Thanks!
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Old 12/30/2006, 01:55 AM
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thats exactly where I got mine
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Old 12/30/2006, 01:55 AM
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thats exactly where I got mine, lows that is
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Old 12/30/2006, 01:57 AM
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Love this forum! Thanks so much for the help!
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Old 12/30/2006, 02:38 AM
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GE Silicone I or II work fine, both are available at Lowes. Just make sure whatever you use is 100% silicone with no fungicide or mold inhibiter.
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Old 12/30/2006, 03:41 AM
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if you use weld on # 3 or 4 there is no need for the silicone. But for peace of mind I guess. Silicone does not bond well to acrylic and will literally peel right off
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Old 12/30/2006, 05:54 AM
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GE Silicone I or II work fine, both are available at Lowes. Just make sure whatever you use is 100% silicone with no fungicide or mold inhibiter.
it must be GE Silicone I windows and doors now as the II has the bioseal in it now
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