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Old 04-23-2012, 07:02 PM   #1
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Paintable???

I was wondering if i can use krylon fusion for my overflow. Its a hob and i want to paint the part that goes IN the tank. Is this ok???



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Old 04-23-2012, 07:15 PM   #2
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I don't think you can use standard Krylon Spary paint if it's going in. I'm thinking the SW will corrode and you'll get toxin's leaking into your tank. You would have to paint it and then seal it.
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I don't think you can use standard Krylon Spary paint if it's going in. I'm thinking the SW will corrode and you'll get toxin's leaking into your tank. You would have to paint it and then seal it.
I thought the fusion was the good stuff to use?...
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I thought the fusion was the good stuff to use?...
Well I've heard in many places it's safe for FW tanks, I wasn't sure about SW. But after some quick research I see some people have used it inside SW tanks, but I'm going to step aside and see if anyone else has actual experience with it though.

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Well I've heard in many places it's safe for FW tanks, I wasn't sure about SW. But after some quick research I see some people have used it inside SW tanks, but I'm going to step aside and see if anyone else has actual experience with it though.

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Thanks for the help tho!
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I've used fusion to paint my diy overflow pipe black in my tank. I removed it after 2 months when it started to peel. I opted for a clear acrylic tube instead.
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I would not paint it and put it inside tank. I am not sure if that is safe or not, just wait and let the coralline algae cover it. takes time
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I would not paint it and put it inside tank. I am not sure if that is safe or not, just wait and let the coralline algae cover it. takes time
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I prefer to use Rustoleum for spraying parts to be submersed (often used as a sealant).
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