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Hi All

I am in the process of setting up my new bank of tanks and this time wanted to paint the tanks....

I tried to paint one tank last night and it looks Cr@p to say the least, I have put this down to it being an acrylic paint.

Have you got any suggestions on what type of paint to use? Is Enamel better?

Also what are your opinions on painting the side of the tanks as well as the back?

Look forward to any comments

Cheers

Elliott

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Hey mate, for the best finish use a good spray paint. I use epoxy based as they give an extra smooth finish. Give it a good wipe with turps, then spray on a light coat, let it dry then do about 3 heavier coats letting it dry between coats (epoxy based paint drys in about 15 mins). Just make sure you mask up your tank so it doesn't cop overspray.

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I would think there was a problem in your surface prep

use metho and make sure any oil, dirt or other grime is

removed otherwise it will bubble and crazy

temp needs to be higher than 10*C

if you use spray paint make sure you apply light coats

not one heavy coat, use a mask and spray in a well

ventilated area

same principle applies for brush or roller .... light coats

Chris

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I would think there was a problem in your surface prep

use metho and make sure any oil, dirt or other grime is

removed otherwise it will bubble and crazy

temp needs to be higher than 10*C

if you use spray paint make sure you apply light coats

not one heavy coat, use a mask and spray in a well

ventilated area

same principle applies for brush or roller .... light coats

Chris

Thanks Everyone for your help & comments, I think I have nailed it with 3x coats.

Once the system is up & running I will post some pictures.

Cheers

Elliott

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Do you have to use paint?

I just use a decorator film (like contact) and stick it to the back of the tank. It is available in different colours and if you want to change it just peel it of. I would also think that iy would be cheaper.

Just an idea.

Second that. I've done this with tanks that is as high/wide as the contact. But if the tank is higher/wider, how do you prevent the joint not to show?

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