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Background for planted tank

I bought my tank used with a aqua blue painted background. I'm trying to get rid of the paint. Anyone has any suggestions on how to take off the paint without damaging the glass?

Also do you guys think a black background is nice or just leave it bare?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-13-2006, 11:20 PM
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Try a sharp razor blade, depending on what kind of paint it is, it should come off pretty easily. I prefer black myself.
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After you use the razor if there is a bit here and there leftover that seems to be stubborn try using super fine steel wool soaked in water. Just scrub it around lightly until the remaining bits of paint come off, won't damage glass the least bit. We use it in the automotive industry to clean overspray from windshields, . . tsk tsk at me for not taping cars up completely.


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where can I get a steel wool scrubber???

BTW you got a red top or black top......
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Steel wool just comes packaged like big cotton balls, you just use it by hand. It's basically the same stuff people used to clean pots and pans with but, without the soap.

Neither, I have L28E for the lose but, future plans of either LT1/T56 or LS1/T56

Believe it or not but, the SR20 swap into a Z is very difficult, because it's a 4silly going into an I6 car you basically have to build a custom subframe, . . eeek.


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If your tank is empty you can use a little soap/windex with the razor blade. This seems to help...
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