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07-17-2013, 09:18 AM #11
Okay, when I was at Home Depot the other day, I was wandering around looking at their products... And I saw Bondo Fiberglass Resin. Does anyone have any experience with this? Could this be used to seal the toys? Bondo's website is less than helpful. Doesn't even say whether it cures clear, tinted, or opaque. I figured it couldn't hurt to ask.
07-17-2013, 09:58 AM #12
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yeah, scary. I hear ya. The craziest thing I trust in my tank is marbles. They're glass and I figure that's safe. Just sayin'.....
I wouldn't doubt the reason no one is getting back to you is due to the lawsuits on child safety with materials. Companies are still trying to make a comeback from that. No one is going to want to guess as to weather or not toys are aquarium safe.Active Learning Consists of Engaging With Educated People, Being O.K. With Being Incorrect, Engaging in Conversation No Matter What Your Experience Level, Accepting Positive Criticisms, Offering Your Best Information, And Maintaining A Healthy Attitude. If you Are Not Speaking You Are Only Learning At Half Mast. No One Can Give Feedback On Your Thoughts, Only On Your Words And Actions.
07-17-2013, 02:11 PM #13
Av0id the b0nd0, n0t suitable f0r y0ur intended use. Wouldn't cure clear, will cure lumpy and need sanding which will leave l00se fiberglass ends exp0sed. It w0uld be very much w0rse than just putting the plain figurine int0 the aquarium. If the item is m0lded in c0l0r it will be fine as is, but if it is painted it may n0t h0ld up uncoated. Clear polyurethane spray sh0uld d0 fine with a few thin c0ats and let dry f0r 1 week pri0r t0 adding t0 aquarium.
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07-17-2013, 05:55 PM #14
This is why I asked! :) There was no way to tell that about the resin from the container.
I just received the boxes of figurines yesterday. I think the big areas of color are molded, but it's harder to tell with the fine details. Thanks!
07-17-2013, 06:04 PM #15
I am very glad y0u did ask, I w0uld hate t0 think 0f the p0ssible h0rr0r st0ries stemming fr0m B0nd0 usage. I h0pe I have been useful, can't wait t0 see what y0u have in st0re. If y0u wanted t0 check- find an inc0nspicu0us sp0t 0n a figurine and try t0 scratch the paint 0ff. If n0thing c0mes 0ff with a forceful scratching, y0u sh0uld be g0lden as is!!When in d0ubt read it until it makes sense, then read it again!
07-17-2013, 06:13 PM #16
My best friend has some of these figurines at her house, and when I was there the other day I noticed one had a bit of a scratch in her skirt... It was solid all the way through. So that at least was fine! I might do the spray anyways, just for peace of mind. :)
08-20-2013, 12:46 AM #17Junior Member Guppy
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I found a captain figurine I wanted to go with a ship I bought for the aquarium. Since the captain was ceramic and painted I put a semi-thick coat of GE silicone to waterproof it. I will try to post a picture. The only thing I didn't like about it is that it did not dry totally clear, maybe just a little cloudy. So the captain wasn't quite as bright as before the silicone but it still looks good.
BTW I found the captain at a thrift store for $3 and it is about a foot tall. Ended up being a great bargain.
Keep trying to add a picture but am getting an error code.