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Old 06-24-2012, 01:30 AM   #1
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Making tank trim black?

My tank has a 1 1/2" trim of speckled grey, they tried to make it look like granite. I've painted my stand and I've made a canopy, they are both black. How could I get the trim black also? There are fish and corals in my tank, so I would prefer whatever it is not to have fumes or something, but I will if I need to.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:41 AM   #2
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My tank has a 1 1/2" trim of speckled grey, they tried to make it look like granite. I've painted my stand and I've made a canopy, they are both black. How could I get the trim black also? There are fish and corals in my tank, so I would prefer whatever it is not to have fumes or something, but I will if I need to.
Gorilla tape?
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:45 AM   #3
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That could work but is it water resistant enough? I don't want to keep replacing it.
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Ummmmm...I'm not sure. I know if you're going that route that gorilla tape is the best stuff. I think if you put it on right it would work
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:04 AM   #5
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Alright, I'll probably try it, if it doesn't work I'll be painting it.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:05 PM   #6
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If you want to rattle can it
Sand the trim, lightly just enough to rough it up a bit. Completely tape off the tank, cover the sides with plastic, newspaper, etc. and do the same to the top so no chemicals get inside the tank. Then spray it.

Or you can hand paint it
Sand the trim, tape it off, find a paint that binds to plastic or you will have to prime it first. Then paint away
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Thanks, I forgot to post I did it.
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:47 PM   #8
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Thanks, I forgot to post I did it.
Looks good!
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:53 PM   #10
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Looks great. Any idea who made the tank. I may have the same one and I need to replace the trim due to a broken cross brace.
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