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Old 09-07-2011, 08:09 PM   #11
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That gives me more confidence on the PVC - you've had success. re: glass. Krylon Fusion claims it's for glass on the back of the can.

Still, I'd rather brush it for the small pieces. Should have talk with you before gluing the 1.5" drain white drain line. The experience with painting the glass put me off from doing the PVC.
If you want to try and brush it, spay a bunch in a small container and you will have liquid paint that you can dip a brush in.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:52 PM   #12
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Thanks guys... this was all very helpful.
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:02 AM   #13
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i may be too late but i have used spray paint on all of my glass tanks now 4 total. and i have had great success with krylon fusion on 3 of them. first coat spray light and let it tack, then build it up. on the 4th tank i used automotive enamel spray paint from the local automotive store. we wanted a wider color choice than just blue black or white. again letting the first light coat tack up first then building up.
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:30 AM   #14
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ha sorry, painting the background didnt even seem to be a question.
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:47 PM   #15
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I used the Krylon Fusion on the glass for background and was amazed how much paint was need for a 24 x 26 area - seems like at least 2 full cans. What bothers me is that the paint tends to fall off when brushed or touched (even after all this cure time).

Not exposing the glass, but the flecks that fall off fall directly into the sump below! Not happy.

Decided not to bother with painting the plumbing.
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:00 PM   #16
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It'll stay on the plastic parts. It doesn't work so well on glass like I said earlier
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:02 PM   #17
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crazy cause its worked very well for me on the glass. thats a bum deal.
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:05 PM   #18
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It'll stay on the plastic parts. It doesn't work so well on glass like I said earlier
Should have told me before I painted! LOL (Yeah, well I coulda asked sooner too!).
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:13 PM   #19
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crazy cause its worked very well for me on the glass. thats a bum deal.
Somehow this thread went from loc-line to paint - think I had asked about painting PVC black when it was proposed that I could use PVC instaed of loc-line as I was inquiring about a loc-line alternative from the return bulkhead.

That said, I caved and bought the loc-line: decided I wanted the flexibility of being able to bend and direct it as needed. Also didn't want to hassle painting PVC given my experience with the Fusion paint on glass... albeit I understand PVC takes paint easier than glass.

So, what I want to brainstorm about was there something I did differently than you with prep or whatever, that gave you positive results with the Fusion.... not flaking off in specs , etc. Seems I am not the only one with less than a stellar experience with the Krylon.

BTW, I did build up the layers after letting it tack - certainly the third can was applied on a "dry" layer as I had to make a run to Walmart to buy it when I ran out.
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yeah i misread something about paint and had to share my paint experiences sorry again. so you say you didnt find a line lock alternative? where did you get your line loc?
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