1. Do you have an old account but can't access it?


    See Accessing your GIRS Account or Contact Us - We are here to help!

Painting a tank.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mark Nelson, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. Mark Nelson

    10
    Coralville
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    What works well for black paint on the back of tank? I tried a rustoleum type product today and whatever paint was under it bubbled and peeled off. I stripped it back to bare glass and am ready to start over.

    Thank you!
     
  2. Roman Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Ratings:
    +301 / 3 / -0
    Go to a sign shop like cr signs and buy the black vinyl. Goes on like window tint and lasts forever and can be removed if so desired by peeling off.


    Sent from my iPhone via App
     
  3. Mark Nelson

    10
    Coralville
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    ...never thought of tint. Thanks
     
  4. Roman Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Ratings:
    +301 / 3 / -0
    They have solid color vinyl and it looks cleaner


    Sent from my iPhone via App
     
  5. nrenn GIRS Member

    257
    Waverly, Iowa
    Ratings:
    +16 / 0 / -0
    I've used matte black rustoleum no problem. Make sure the glass is perfectly clean, and then no residue from your cleaner. The vinyl is a good choice as well. Starting with a clean surface is key to both
     
  6. Mark Nelson

    10
    Coralville
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Ended up using Krylon Fusion spray paint...worked really well!
     
  7. cameron lake Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

    606
    Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +117 / 3 / -0
    I used plasti dip looks nice and can peel off.
     
  8. MillerTimeISU GIRS Member

    28
    Waukee
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0 / -0
    Used plasti dip also
     
  9. nrenn GIRS Member

    257
    Waverly, Iowa
    Ratings:
    +16 / 0 / -0
    Is that a spray-on, or paint-on?
     
  10. cameron lake Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

    606
    Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +117 / 3 / -0
    spray
     
  11. BrandonD32 Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

    431
    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +53 / 3 / -0
    Plasti dip is fine on the exterior of the glass. Krylon fusion works wonders too. I have used it on the exterior and interior of my tanks. There are many threads on multiple reef forums. My current tank has krylon fusion blue on the exterior rear glass and on the interior for the overflow. The bottom has krylon fusion black on the exterior and the interior has a sandy color.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.