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Old 08-08-2008, 02:34 PM   #11
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It has been a while since the original post but I would like to recommend another step. Since I understand you to say you are painting the trim. I would prime it first with a spray paint bonder. This will help hold the paint on if you need to get a little more aggressive with salt creep removal. I used a drop cloth (plastic) to cover the rest of the tank while I sprayed and had no problem with over spray. I did tape it down though.

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I went to Pep Boys and got some engine black spraypaint. I sprayed three coats on the back outside of my 55g. It looks very good as a background.

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Old 01-26-2009, 05:39 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Zagz View Post
I have used regular house paint myself. I recently did a marble finish on the back of my 135. I did it in reverse so that the "marbles" would show through. Some people find it easier to roll it on rather than spray it, due to overspray concerns.

Have you had any problems with the regular house paint? I would like to paint the back of my tank but the problem is that it is already in use and the only way I think I would be able to paint it is with a good ol fasioned paint roller...

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