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Old 12-05-2011, 08:04 PM   #1
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Ok to paint filter intake pipe?

I had a spare intake tube so I painted it black to blend in more with the black background. Just curious if it's safe for the fish. I didn't use it yet. Was just a thought.

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Depends on the paint you used. I painted mine with krylon fusion (or however you spell it), since it is one of the few proven to be safe under water.
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:19 PM   #3
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Oh well... I had a can of rust-oleum laying around so I shot it with paint. Doesn't say anything about being safe for underwater or not being safe for that matter. I don't wanna take the chance.
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:22 PM   #4
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Well that was a bust. Should have called first. Just got off the phone with a rep. Not safe for underwater. It will blister,peel and come off. Oh well...


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Going to get fusion now at the depot.
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:03 PM   #5
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are you able to paint over the rust oleum with krylon fusion or do you have to strip that paint off?
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:12 PM   #6
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I can cover it with Krylon. Only did one coat.
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That's lucky, i am glad it didn't ruin it!!
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That's lucky, i am glad it didn't ruin it!!
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