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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-14-2013, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Substitute for clearview?

It is expensive stuff for a little bottle and i was wondering if anyone had a sub that they used. Ionce used dish liquid and it worked pretty good but not quite the same.

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Could you clarify what clearview is?

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I think the OP may be referring to that thick liquid you can use to adhere a backing to the tank.

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If it's to hold a background on, I believe mineral oil should work good. I think I've heard of people using vegetable oils, but I'd be worried they would eventually go rancid/oxidize and get kinda gross.

I'm a big fan of painting directly on the background. I think spray paint is the easiest, but have done some with brush-on latex recently.

er, on the outside of the tank, that is...

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