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Old 01-11-2010, 06:27 AM   #1
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'Fish Safe' Paint

In my new project that I am planning, I want to try a HM filter. Some of the plastic pieces that I will be using are white, and I would like to paint them a more 'natural' color. Is there any paint that is safe to use in tanks or is there some way a painted object needs to be cured to be 'fish safe'?
I remember reading somewhere before that there is a brand that is safe, but can't remember the name.
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:49 AM   #2
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Krylon fusion.
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:33 AM   #3
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Also look for the paint to be "Baby Safe".
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:10 PM   #4
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So if I paint something with Krylon Fusion, it would be safe to use in a tank?
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it is safe as long as you let it cure properly before putting it in there
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How do I go about curing it? Do I treat it with something else, or .... ?
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id just let it sit out for a few days... i think 24hrs is recommended, but id prefer more along the lines of 72hrs+
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:19 PM   #8
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Cool. Thanks for the help. Now let's see if Krylon Fusion is available in South Africa.
Would I be correct in saying that any of the paints the the Fusion range would be suitable?
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If you can't find krylon fusion, like I said look for "baby safe" paint or paint used to spray paint Baby Cribs and such. Let it air dry as per spray can and then a day or two more to be safe.
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