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Old 11-20-2014, 06:20 AM   #1
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Paint trim or remove it?

Do you guys think I should paint the faux wood trim on my tank white or cream to match the room or attempt to remove it? It's an old tank and the trim's already a bit loose.


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Does it have a centre brace? if so, leave it.
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:03 AM   #3
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the trim is there to hold the tank together, it's not just decorative. I would reseal the trim and seat it back securely and paint it.
Removing it could be an invitation for disaster.
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Emerald,

Is the faux wood trim a veneer on the black plastic (like a sticker) that is peeling off or is it molded into the plastic and the whole plastic is loose?
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Old 11-20-2014, 02:00 PM   #5
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Here's a photo

There's no brace. I'd like to just paint it and my light a nice white to match my room.


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And that's the wrong photo
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Paint trim or remove it?

The wood trim on the tank and light.


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I like the wood grain trim , I wish all my tanks had it the black is just boring
if I had wood grain every thing would blend with the stand
I painted the trim on one tank I had years ago it flaked off over time
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if its real wood just sand it down and stain it and seal it IMO... im thinking about taking the black plastic crap off my tank and putting on some real hardwood(will be made of hardwood flooring)
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Its plastic. The wood doesn't match the room, can I simply paint over it?


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You could paint it but it might flake off over time. I would be worried about it somehow getting into the water if it did.
What about tape cut exactly to the size in one strip? Duct tape comes in just about every color now


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get the stuff that has the picture of a plastic chair on it. I dont remember the name. You may want to scuff it with 500 grit sandpaper, found in automotive.

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