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Old 05-23-2011, 03:38 PM   #1
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what paint can i use to paint pvc pipes that will go in the tank.
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:41 PM   #2
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Krylon fusion, let it cure for about a week though before you put it in the tank.
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where can you get Krylon fusion? Home Depot?
does it matter what kind that you use? gloss, satin, and hammered finish is what i can find...
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i think gloss would be best because i know when it comes to painting a bathroom you are supposed to use a glossier paint because it is more water resistant
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Krylon fusion should be available anywhere, the cheapest place to find it would probably be Walmart. I would use flat or satin finish.
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I'd say a week is a little much... but not a bad idea. I painted a few things in my tank and let it cure for about 24 hours. The paint smell was gone by then.
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I'd say a week is a little much... but not a bad idea. I painted a few things in my tank and let it cure for about 24 hours. The paint smell was gone by then.
did you use krylon fusion?
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Yes I did. And don't get me wrong, letting it cure for a week is a good idea, but not totally necessary. I was in a rush, so I put it in a little earlier than I wanted. I would let it cure for 48 hours just to be safe.
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That work in saltwater? I've used it for years to paint plastics never dreamed it would work in a aquarium
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:50 PM   #10
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That work in saltwater? I've used it for years to paint plastics never dreamed it would work in a aquarium
I would imagine it would work, I haven't heard about it not working for saltwater.
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