Reef Safe Paint

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  1. Dolphinfriendly

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    Hi all,

    I have recently made up a polyurethane foam background for my tank, I was originally planning to use grey foam... but I couldn't find any. Then I tried to paint it with cement... but the cement didn't bond to the foam and just falls off. So, I was wondering if there was a reef safe paint or some sort of resin that I could use to get the foam (presently bright green) to look dark grey?
     
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  3. seahunter

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    @Dolphinfriendly , Are you making a background for the inside or outside if your tank?
     
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    I went searching on the Internet and found Krylon Products...apparently they are safe, but not sure if it will stick to the polyurethane foam...
    http://www.krylon.com/products/
    http://www.krylon.com/products/fusion_for_plastic/
    http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/f76/reef-safe-spraypaint-185449.html

    Found this Video...will admitt that I didn't go thru the entire Video as it contains more MB than what I currently have...so I've no idea whether it is of any use...as I don't know if he sprayed the inside or outside of the Tank...:blush:
     
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  5. Dolphinfriendly

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    @seahunter, The background is inside the tank to hide the overflow.
    @belindamotion, Thanks for the links. Do you think that I could get Krylon spray paint in SA? I am not too keen on putting the foam in as it is now as I really don't want the tank to have a huge green blob sitting in it for months before the coraline algae starts to grow.
     
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    You can get krylon in SA but its extremely difficult, I have been looking for them for ages to paint my paintball mask, they have horrible colors available @ midas I think it was try google that's how I found the ones available
     
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  7. seahunter

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    Wouldn't you like to research 'super-lay-cold' , its a paint the guys use to coat the inside of their koi ponds which is non-toxic
     
  8. Dolphinfriendly

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    Thanks guys, I'll have a look into that.
     
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    You could paint it with normal paint and then cover it with a reef safe epoxy resin. There was a product that the guys on that National Geographic show Tanked used on all of their fake corals to make it reef safe.
     
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    Try using coprox waterproofing thats used in koi ponds; they have them in grey
     
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    I am trying to use somethig that doesn't take a long time to cure - cement and anything similar is out of the question. I like the idea of the reef safe epoxy resin. Is it possible to buy epoxy in grey?
     
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