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Old 07-07-2009, 03:16 PM   #1
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Acrylic Tank "Repair" Advice - Please Help

I have a 850+ gallon acrylic aquarium. It is made of 1" thick acrylic. It is 10' long x 4' wide x 40" tall.

In the middle of the front bottom seam (specifically BELOW and AWAY from the seam is a 1 inch chip. Again, it is NOT near the seam, but rather on the edge of the acrylic.

Is there any way to "repair" it INVISIBLY???? I am trying to sell the tank and I do not want people to think that the tank leaks -- because it DOES NOT! I am simply looking for ant suggestions as to fixes that will "fill in" the imperfection -- without it looking like it's a problem / or a repair to a leak.

Thanking you in advance.
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:24 PM   #2
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where are you trying to sell the tank and for how much?

i dont think there is any way to make it invisible without some considerable work to it. How deep is the chip?
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Chip maybe 1/2" deep. What can be done -- any specifics, please.
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if you still have the chip you could use acrylic glue and glue it back on but it wont be invisible. with it that deep there is nothing that i know of that will make it disappear.
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You can fill it in with thick Weld-on, or for better color match, dissolve a bit of the original plastic (cut into shaving so it will dissolve) in Weld-on solvent (like #3). Basically, you fill the gap, let it dry, fill some more until you build up enough thickness to fill the void. <The thicker you make the weld-on, the fewer layers needed.> Then sand & buff. This will fill the void, but won't be totally invisible.
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I'd look online for some acrylic cement, and just put a little on it at a time till it dries, then do another layer until you get it close to flush
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