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Suction cups

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Suction cups

Postby Getthejist » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:53 pm

Hey guys do any of you know how to make suction cups stick better because i have two on the outside of my tank holding up the outlet of the filter and they dont stick very well. Thanks in advance
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Re: Suction cups

Postby POS_miniracer » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:35 am

They'll sometimes stick better when wet.
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Re: Suction cups

Postby Getthejist » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:43 am

I read somewhere that if you put them in water then microwave it for 30 seconds then it sticks better so i just put them in a glass of hot water for a minute and they are stuck on fine, but thanks for the help anyway
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Re: Suction cups

Postby Jack Middleton » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:43 am

Try a small amount of petroleum jelly, it should create a better seal.
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Re: Suction cups

Postby jorgea » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:01 pm

Have you figured this out?
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Re: Suction cups

Postby Getthejist » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:23 pm

Yeah i tried the petroleum jelly route and it worked well, they stay stuck on for quite a while but need to be stuck back on every now and then
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Re: Suction cups

Postby Katfish » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:53 pm

If I never intend to remove the item or it can be serviced in position I silicone them on.
Can be removed if and when you do need to remove though with a razor blade.
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Re: Suction cups

Postby malakye » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:53 pm

You can clean them with vinegar too that usually takes any grease or smoke/dirt off them which will help them stick. (not just cigarette smoke, burnt foods also cause smoke which attaches itself to things too)
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