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Old 07-14-2021, 12:11 PM   #1
Luke03
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Default Need Help Finding A Safe Silicone

Hi there,

I was just wondering if anyone could help me find a safe silicone that I could use in my DIY hamster cage. Thereís not any Aquarian silicone available near me or online that I can find.

I did find a solvent free silicone sealant however. If anyone knows if this is safe for use, please do tell me.

Thanks for the help!,
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Old 07-14-2021, 03:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: Need Help Finding A Safe Silicone

The main thing to remember is that it has to be 100% silicon - no additives etc. Even if you can find this you'll also have to cure it outside for a minimum of 24 hours. While silicon is completely non toxic once fully cured, during the curing process it does produce toxic fumes.

That being said, this information will only be minimally helpful if you're using any sort of acrylic rather than glass. Silicon doesn't bond to acrylic so if you tried to use it on acrylic to keep the acrylic secured it would just inevitably fall apart.
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Old 07-14-2021, 04:15 PM   #3
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Default Re: Need Help Finding A Safe Silicone

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The main thing to remember is that it has to be 100% silicon - no additives etc. Even if you can find this you'll also have to cure it outside for a minimum of 24 hours. While silicon is completely non toxic once fully cured, during the curing process it does produce toxic fumes.

That being said, this information will only be minimally helpful if you're using any sort of acrylic rather than glass. Silicon doesn't bond to acrylic so if you tried to use it on acrylic to keep the acrylic secured it would just inevitably fall apart.
I found this one that claims itís made completely of one component, link below. Do you think that itís safe for use?

No Nonsense Builders Silicone Clear 310ml | Building Sealants | Screwfix.ie
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