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pvc paint, please help!

I've been reading a lot of forums and they have mixed opinions. Is pure acrylic paint when fully cured safe to use in painting pvc pipes inside the tank? than you very much.
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Eventually some flaking may occur it is "safe" to use but if you really can't do the white there's gray conduit in the electrical section that's a little more tame

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Eventually some flaking may occur it is "safe" to use but if you really can't do the white there's gray conduit in the electrical section that's a little more tame

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I use plastidip to coat pvc pipes that are inside the tank. I have baby plecos rasping on it and is still in one piece. This was recommended to me at the fish store. It really does a good job and is fish safe after cured. I never tried acrylic paint.

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I have used Krylon for plastic several times to paint white PVC pipes black and have never had an issue with adverse effects on my fish.
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I use plastidip to coat pvc pipes that are inside the tank. I have baby plecos rasping on it and is still in one piece. This was recommended to me at the fish store. It really does a good job and is fish safe after cured. I never tried acrylic paint.
how many coats should I use with plastidip for my pvc inside tank
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Just did the back of my 55 gallon tank and my filter intakes with plastic dip and turned out great. Start with a light coat then after about 10 minutes do another coat a little heavier. Keep adding coats until you can't see any light show through it. Let cure at least 24 hrs.


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