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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-16-2008, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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i'm in the process of building A canopy for my 29 gal bow.
I've built it out of wood and am 80% done.My question is:I have a few small gaps in the curve of the wood that i need to fill,Is it safe to use bath tub caulk?Or what can I use to fill the gaps?I would like something white or clear if clear i would like it paintable.On the final step I plan on using a pretty heavy coat of polyeurothane.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-16-2008, 05:43 PM
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Why not use a paintable/stainable wood putty? I wouldnt use silicone on the wood.
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That was a thought,Some of the ares are just hard to get to.It would be easier to just squirt it in and smooth with a finger tip.,Than it would to smear putty in then sand smooth and paint.
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Hard to get to?


I thought you said this was a canopy for a 29G tank...

How hard can it be? ?
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there are some pretty crazy corners to try to get into.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-16-2008, 09:46 PM
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As long as your painting the canopy, just buy a small tube of acrylic painters caulk. It comes in colors & accepts paint well. Since you won't be putting it INTO your tank, you shouldn't have any problems.

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thanks!! deeda! thats what i needed to know
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