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SFish
07/13/2017, 03:05 PM
What type of paint should be used on the outside glass of the tank?

hann1bal
07/13/2017, 03:16 PM
I used plasti-dip and love the stuff - but - think any paint should work. I just like the idea of being able to peel it off.

SFish
07/13/2017, 03:33 PM
I used plasti-dip and love the stuff - but - think any paint should work. I just like the idea of being able to peel it off.

I'll have to check that out. Never heard of that stuff.

supra400hptt
07/13/2017, 05:00 PM
Last time I researched this, acrylic paint seemed to be the most recommended. Generally found in craft stores. I used a mini roller to put it on.

ADVRESOURCE
07/13/2017, 05:29 PM
Use Krylon acrylic paint without the mold inhibitor. The anti fungal kills all coral and fish.

twitchy
07/13/2017, 08:32 PM
I second plasti-dip, worked great for a couple years and I was able to pull it right off when I was tired of the black background look

GimpyFin
07/14/2017, 10:57 AM
As an alternative to paint or plasti-dip, dark window tint also works quite well and comes off easy if needed.

mcgyvr
07/14/2017, 12:26 PM
Any paint works fine to paint a background....unless you are expecting wear resistance.

SFish
07/14/2017, 01:01 PM
That dip is some weird stuff. Can't believe they paint cars with it then peel it off.

mcgyvr
07/14/2017, 02:21 PM
That dip is some weird stuff. Can't believe they paint cars with it then peel it off.

Blame Fast and Furious for that crap.. :)

mfinn
07/15/2017, 09:11 AM
I use to always use a rattle can for painting the back glass, but a friend suggested a small nap roller and latex paint.
It was some much easier and used less coats.
Never go back to rattle cans

Anthonius
07/16/2017, 10:29 AM
Ive used Krylon Fusion on all of my tanks for years. Cleans up really nice even with just a razorblade.

EnderG60
07/19/2017, 01:34 PM
Literally any paint on the outside of the tank will work and can be easily scrapped off.

Just be sure to paint it with the surface horizontal on the ground so it doesnt run.

Plasti-dip will be easier though.

lmm1967
07/22/2017, 06:31 AM
I second the window tint route - works great.

der_wille_zur_macht
07/22/2017, 06:37 AM
On my most recent build I tacked a 1/8" sheet of black acrylic on the back. Now, I can use a magfloat on the back of the tank and not worry about slowly wearing through the paint or tint film.

SFish
07/22/2017, 09:46 AM
On my most recent build I tacked a 1/8" sheet of black acrylic on the back. Now, I can use a magfloat on the back of the tank and not worry about slowly wearing through the paint or tint film.

Interesting idea

SFish
07/22/2017, 09:48 AM
I second the window tint route - works great.

Can u cut this stuff? I may try it on the sides.

reefer1970
07/22/2017, 12:48 PM
Flat paint peels less and still looks shiny from the inside FYI


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SFish
07/22/2017, 01:53 PM
Flat paint peels less and still looks shiny from the inside FYI


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I already painted the back. Flat light blue and then black in back of that so light won't get through.

lmm1967
07/22/2017, 01:57 PM
Can u cut this stuff? I may try it on the sides.

Absolutely - use a razor blade or X-Acto. Very easy to trim after it's applied