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Coloring PVC

Hey guys. I am thinking of using some PVC pluming in my aquarium, but stark white would stick out like a sore thumb, I saw that some of you guys have apparently spray painted your PVC. So I was hoping that you could tell me what brand you use as well as if you have any problems from using it. Thank you all in advance.
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Generally Krylon Fusion which is a spray paint made for plastics.

From what I understand rite dye from the grocery store also works well, but I have not tried it....yet.


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I used Krylon Fusion glossy black and the tube I painted is essentially invisible in the tank.

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x3 on Krylon Fusion.


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Rite dye does work, but you really gotta soak it. That, and I really wouldn't want it leaching in to the tank.

...sooo....Krylon Fusion is my vote.


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Well, it seems that Krylon Fusion is the winner, thanks for the responses. One other question. In your expierence(s),has this spray paint been fairly inert or have you had any other leaching problems? I suppose the answer should be odvious, but I seem to be obsessive about my tanks. Thanks again.
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you will be ok with the krylon fusion as long as you let it cure good. One thing I forgot last time I bought it at wall mart I bought the new krylon fusion H2O its made specific for painting things that are gonna be wet or submerged. Maybe try that if you can find it I was suprised when I found it at my local Wall Mart. Either one will be ok
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