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  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by LurkingGrue
    Not to hijack to the thread, but for those who paint their tanks did you use a rattle can or did you roll on the paint ? And has anyone tried to remove the paint ? I imagine on a glass tank you can scrape it all off cleaningly in 20 minutes or so with a razor blade, no ?
    Either works, but I just use a cheap can of black spray paint from walmart cost something like $1-2. Just put on a thin layer, let it dry a few min, then add a layer, wait, and repeat till it's thick enough that light doesn't go through. Using a paint bucket and brush/roller is probably a lot quicker, but the spray can is cheaper if you are hitting one tank.

    I've taken this hideous green/blue paint off the back of a tank before, didn't really take that much time, peeled off fairly with blade edge. After just took a scrub pad like the one I use for cleaning the sides of the tank to pick up any leftover pieces.

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    0 Not allowed!
    cheap spray paint from walmart but the spray can adapter helps alot, especially if you have or dont know you have wrist issues( I got tendonitis)

    but removal is easy, a little bit of water and a straight edge razor.

    If you do it right you can peel the entire back off in one piece. but that takes luck and patience.

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    0 Not allowed!
    After reading this thread, I just taped a big black garbage on the top edge.....It made a huge difference and in only seconds. Easier than painting it.

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    I would suggest starting a new thread

    This one is three years old
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