Paint Durso drains?

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    heathd.hd Well-Known Member

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    Anyone paint there plumbing?
     
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    vic67 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    I painted my spray bar. Krylon Fusion for plastic.
     
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    Was thinking plasti dip spray. But how's the krylon hold up?
     
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    Painted mine with krylon. Looks and held up good.
     
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    Scuff it up? Or just spray it?
     
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    vic67 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    I just sprayed.
     
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    Krylon works for me too.
     
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    Why paint It? You cant see It In the OF
     
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    heathd.hd Well-Known Member

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    You can see them from the sides. And top. On my tank anyways. Kinda irritating. I may just get some dark acrylic and block that part off or something.
     

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    I see. look into some thin ABS. Its cheap,durable and easy to cut.
     
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    Personally, I would just replace the plumbing with black molded plumbing. They sell colors ar Bulk Reef Supply. If it is going to be exposed to water in the display, I would not risk exposing my livestock to the solvents in the paint regardless of how long it has dried.

    Here is a link: Black Schedule 40 Pipe (5 ft) - Bulk Reef Supply
     
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    heathd.hd Well-Known Member

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    That's great... but how do I get all the fittings. I've seen the colored pipe but no fittings.
     
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    heathd.hd Well-Known Member

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    Ugh. Man. Idk. Scarey putting anything in my tank that's not water rock or live stuff. Wouldn't think that stuff would be harmful based on the fact it is used to prime water pipe. But that doesn't mean it's 100% safe either.
     
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    Once it is cured, your good to go. Been spraying PVC for 20 years for aquarium use. Just do it!
     
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    Or just spray paint it. Cheap easy and in the overflow nothing should scratch off the paint. For better results sand the pvc with 120 gritt sand paper then paint with krylon.
     
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    Paint will scrape off eventually. I'd just go with PVC in the color you want. You can find furniture grade PVC in various places. BRS and Home Depot are two places I know you can get it. HD sells it online only though.
     
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    But I can't seem to find the fittings I need. I'm the color pvc stuff.
     
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    Which type of fittings are you looking for? The fittings for furniture grade PVC are kind of limited from what I've seen. You could always use schedule 80 fittings (grey) or reg schedule 40 fittings (white) for a two-tone look.
     
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