Marine Safe Paint

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  1. OCELLARIS

    OCELLARIS

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    hi guys...

    anyone out there have used any paint that is safe for marine life
    i want to paint the inside of my wooden canopy, i will have the outside sanded and
    stained and varnished but the inside i need a safe paint...

    please can you advise me...
    thanx...
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    For the inside,paint it white. Velvalglo is a good paint to use.
     
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    hi mekaeel

    thanx i will do so, so i take it that its lead free, i get it white is excellent
    to reflect the full colour specturum ;)
     
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    As far as i know, it is lead free.Hill has also used it.
    Yip,white for reflection :)
     
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    Do we get lead based paint now days ? If the paint comes from China you can get anything in it.;)
     
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    If you want something for reflection go to Maizey's and get some silver "foil" is is used for signage. I think it was around R62.00 per meter. Works much better than paint and is easy to clean.
     
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    Nice idea Thalion
     
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    hi thalion

    actually not looking for reflection but on the safety paint so that the wood dont start rotting and stuff, but your idea is cool
     
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    thalion and mekaeel do your'll have a canopy and if so what is the insides lined with
     
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    1st tank 100% aluminum with the reflective stuff I told you about.
    2nd Alu frame with wood, at the moment painted white but will change to reflective stuff one day.
     
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    In my case i got no canopy as yet,been waiting forever too build up one. Im a lazy bugger :p
     
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    comon mekaeel
    before them bones rust up get going, infact the canapoy should be a breeze compaired to the setup of your new tank ...... ;)
     
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    lol dude. The old 6ft that I had for a year and a half never got a decent wood work on it lol
     
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    It's not what's on top that counts, it's what's inside.;)
     
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    i'f painted mine with durapond :thumbup:
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    excellent advise and you dont even need a undercoat.. its a thichsotropic paint so dont stir before use.. its meant to be used thick... it is solvent based so allow good ventilation and curing time before putting back near the tank...
     
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    oh just another thing it has an anti fungacide addetive in the product already so mould so long as theres adequate ventilation is almost never a problem.
     
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    Thanks for the input Les :)
     
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    what makes you think i paint for a living :)
     
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    well you sound like a prow:thumbup:
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