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Seal unorthodox decorations

So I'm designing a new tank and hoping I can add dice, poker chips and cards. I've been researching ways to seal these so paints and paper don't dissolve. Going to test a heat-laminated card. What clear sealant could I use besides epoxy? Anyone with experience using Krylon Clear Polyurethane Coating? I know the Krylon Fusion paints are safe... would Krylon Fusion for Plastics clear work?

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i would use GE silicone 1 and cover the card with it to make a clear rubber layer over the object that will keep everything thats inside over from any water
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silicone on the cards would look like crap. take them to kinko's and have them laminate it.


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silicone on the cards would look like crap. Take them to kinko's and have them laminate it.
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Epoxy yellows. Even in a room with minimal light.

You can try straight Polyurethane. It does not stick well to anything and that is why normally it is used over primer (epoxy). But in your case if both the epoxy and the Polyurethane are clear the epoxy will yellow under the Poly.

Try to find a solvent based, two part Polyurethane. Certain brands do stick very well (Devthane 379 for example) but you got to by a gallon kit (about $100). A single component material is always vastly inferior to two part material.

I kind of heat shrink clear plastic wrap would be best but it will probably have a seam somewhere. And I do not know brand names for that kind of material.

Either way - you are going to end up with one super cheesy tank. Good luck enjoying the view for more than 2 minutes, haha.
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You could try using clear plasti dip spray. I'm not sure if its toxic or not tho.


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