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Old 01-14-2020, 11:17 PM
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When you build a background and you apply silicone, then apply coconut bark, how long do you allow the silicone to dry before you move to next step of the build.
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Old 01-15-2020, 12:27 AM
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Depends on what the next step is... You'll want to let the silicone cure until there's no more smell coming off of it.
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Would you say 24 hours?
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I waited 2 days and called it good. Havenít had any issues

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Silicone needs water to cure. If you have high room humidity that will be enough. But you could assist curing - help it finish up - with a little spritz from a water bottle.

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If you're not in a rush (which is probably best), I'd wait more than the 24-48 hours recommended. There is still a pretty strong vinegar smell that it will emit for a few days, which isn't fun to work around. 4-5 days is probably best, but you can definitely start working in the tank after the initial 24-48 hour period.
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