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    Paint

    Hi,

    I would like to paint the back of my new tank... Wich kind of paint should I used.

    Thank you,
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    Martin Langlois

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    I used dollar store paint. I wouldn't recommend using this because it scratches off really easy!! Here's what it looks like.
    Cheers,
    Mike Philpott

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    if you want it fairly permanent, oil base paint and ZIMMSER primer.

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    Dont forget to use some sort of ketone or Lacquer thinner before the paint is applied. All thats required is a good wiping dont saturate the silicone at the edge.Like johnny says use oil based paint or a two part epoxy and it should last many yrs..

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    I used Walmart craft paint It will scrape off if you scrape something against it. However, I just put clear masking tape on the back where the equipment lies against the it, and no scratches!

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    I just went to CT and used some of the blue enamel paint. It doesn't scratch off very easily but will lift off in one big sheet if you spray water (pressure) under it.
    Rob
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    I used Tremclad from CTC, it worked great. Two years later I wanted to change the colour and needed to use a paint stripper to get it off.

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    So what are you planning to put in that new tank of yours. I bet you can't wait to get a tang in there. I know I would.

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