|01-31-2013 11:36 AM|
|Saxtonhill||Mat board comes in a lot of neutral colors and tones...you can get it at an art supply store.|
|01-30-2013 05:49 PM|
|01-30-2013 05:47 PM|
|01-30-2013 05:45 PM|
|Redtail84||+1 on the trash bag. I'm using it on my 20 long, and it works great.|
|01-30-2013 05:36 PM|
|discgo||You could cut up a black trash bag and tape it to the back.|
|01-30-2013 05:16 PM|
I used that plastic backing with the oil stuff you rub on first and after about three months, it started peeling away.
I just used some acrylic craft paint. About $3.
|01-30-2013 05:14 PM|
Thanks for all the suggestions guys! I was definitely looking for something that I could easily take on and off, so I might try the poster board first and see how bad it looks. :P
PS. Did not think about the reverse side haha
|01-30-2013 04:52 PM|
You can peel it off if you don't like. Its a nice benefit with Plasti-dip.
|01-30-2013 08:41 AM|
|shift||I like the window tint idea!|
|01-30-2013 08:24 AM|
Best Cheap Background?
I used black limo tint on one of my tanks
And the other I used a brand name artscape it's a white smoke ,they are both very good and for that super clean look.
|01-30-2013 08:14 AM|
I'm a big fan of the painted-on background. I've only done spraypaint in the past, but am going to try brush-on latex next.
Maybe take a stroll through the paint section of your local hardware/paint/home store. sometimes they have discounted cans that were returned/problematic/ihavenoidea for really cheap. Usually it's typical household colors, various shades of beige and off white, pastel blues, etc., but sometimes there is something interesting in there.
Also check and see if there are any hazmat recycling/collection centers in your area, I remember one near me was offering free latex paint (I think they just mixed all the excess they collected, but I'm not sure...), but it's likely to be in the common shades.
If you are really hard up, you could probably just take some oil (cooking oil, mineral oil, crisco, vaseline, used motor oil, etc.), smear it on the glass, and then stick even a plastic trash bag or something on it, work it a bit with a credit card/stiff scrapertypethingy, and get a cheap (free?) background...(I haven't tried this, and wouldn't recommend it...)
|01-30-2013 01:40 AM|
poster board! lots of color choices. 67 cents a sheet or so. scotch tape to apply.
got the wrong color? no problem, take it back (you didn't use it) and get a different one.
hobby stores are more $$ but instead of the 6 choices at the dept stores you have tons of choices!
|01-30-2013 01:39 AM|
Check the reverse sides.
|01-30-2013 01:10 AM|
|GMYukonon24s||I use a hard plastic material background.|
|01-30-2013 12:59 AM|
|accordztech||I use a frosted light for the florecents it gives it a nice quiet foggy look. 4 bucks...and much better than the cheesy backgrounds|
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