Whitepaint in canopy

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Wow , my wood canopy was peeling on inside on sides and around reflectors. I sealed it and painted it with white leadfree enamel. Wow to get the same brightness as six t5s i only need to use four!
 

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Sounds good, any before and after pics? how long did you leave it to dry before replacing the lid?
 
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No pics, let it cure for six hrs, what a difference! I used waterbased enamel, dont know perameters of velvaglo
 
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Are you guys painting the canopies to increase light reflection ?
 
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What about using a reflective material, like a self adhesive vynil.
 

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Are you guys painting the canopies to increase light reflection ?
Well i think that was Manderin's point, more light output for less bucks, must be a good thing.

What about using a reflective material, like a self adhesive vynil.
1, it's vinyl;)

2 what is the vinyl made of? as long as it is reflective it must be good.
 
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The vynil is made from plastic and metal, with a laminate covering. It looks like a mirror.
 
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I used Velvaglow brilliant white before. It works well. And it stays white. It has a anti mildew in it. This did not seem to affect the tank at all though.
 

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