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anti condensation treatment ??

sa80mark

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Ive just seen a post by tim t in this thread

Aquarium Liquid Glass nano coating from Germany | Page 2 | UK Aquatic Plant Society

And just thought id spit ball this idea

Im a motorcyclist and I use a product called cat crap, its a wax visor treatment that you rub on then polish off it is totally clear, ive had a quick google search but cant find what it contains, what do people think could this be a cheap easy safe way to help cut down on condensation ?
 
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Ive got the stuff for the car windscreen too. its called Rain-x.
Don't know if its safe, but i'd doubt it.

Rain-X - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Don't think I will spray my CRS in the face to find out either...
 
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When my glass shower screen was new (and before I got a water softener) I used to put Rain-X on the glass shower screen to stop scale forming and keeping the glass clean. Lasted a month or two before needed recoating.

Works well on car windscreens, you could drive in pouring rain without wipers on as the water would just wash/blow off the windscreen.
 
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When my glass shower screen was new (and before I got a water softener) I used to put Rain-X on the glass shower screen to stop scale forming and keeping the glass clean. Lasted a month or two before needed recoating.

Works well on car windscreens, you could drive in pouring rain without wipers on as the water would just wash/blow off the windscreen.

Absolutely correct, this is how I explain how good it is to people. It was raining very heavily one time when I was coming back from Darlington along the motorway. Was going about 85 and didn't even need to touch the wiper blades.

Really worthwhile at £7 a bottle. It will last years.
It's applied just as a glass cleaner is and wiped back off.

You can also buy one you put in your wash bottle with your screen wash.
 

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Vaseline is totally waterproof, unmixable, and is used in filter o-rings etc. I have been thinking about coating the plastic "lids" which protect my leds from evaporation/condensation and all the slime that thrives on the borders of the wet/dry zone just below the leds...

I think maybe this would be a safer bet... If I try it I'll post the results.
 

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What are you trying to anti condensate. ?


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Vaseline is totally waterproof, unmixable, and is used in filter o-rings etc. I have been thinking about coating the plastic "lids" which protect my leds from evaporation/condensation and all the slime that thrives on the borders of the wet/dry zone just below the leds...

I think maybe this would be a safer bet... If I try it I'll post the results.
Vaseline with perish rubber due to the petrol a silicone spray should be used.
 

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What are you trying to anti condensate. ?


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Just throwing out an idea for glass lids, mine on my cube is driving me made with all the water just sitting on it,

Vaseline isnt a good idea as it will look smeary and also will restrict lighting to much,
 

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If you was to get 4mm low iron coated with a self clean glass , that won't condensate .
It's coated in a film that makes it hard for water to 'sit' on it.
Speak to your brother in law about it , pilkington do a self clean glass but I use celcuis .
I believe in Australia they have started to make aquariums out of the stuff which makes it very hard for algea to form on the glass .
I've even thought about making a tank out of it :)


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I haven't witnessed no condensation on any of the self clean units I've fitted , we mostly fit the self cleaning glass on conservatorys but there's no reason why it will not work for us to benefit in this hobby :)
Also on the same bit glass you could get another film on the 'outside' which would work by reflecting the heat back into the tank , if you google celcuis and check their data sheets it would have the info there , celcuis clear is what it's called .
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