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post #1 of 5 Old 02-19-2012, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Clear coating DIY decor

Hi All,
I was a fan of "Tanked" on animal planet. And whenever they added a custom made decor to a tank, they used to clear coat it.
Is there any special clear coat available in the market?
The common clear coat can that I saw in walmart today had a warning that if you scrub the paint, there will be lead powder released in the air. Is it safe to use such a clear coat for an aquarium?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 5 Old 02-21-2012, 12:43 AM
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that only applies to lead based paint, which hasnt been made for yeeeeaaarrsss. I would only use the highest quality clear coat available imho, and not from walmart. I would actually go to a paint store given the choice.

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post #3 of 5 Old 02-21-2012, 08:55 AM
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what exactly are you clear coating?

and IMO tanked doesnt know what they are doing.
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post #4 of 5 Old 02-21-2012, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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@onefish2fish: I guessed so when they could not maintain the uniqueness in just 6 episodes. About decor, mostly it will be painted surface. Dont know what exactly I will make. But planning to use a 3D puzzle or a 3D model of something.
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post #5 of 5 Old 02-21-2012, 11:15 PM
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i too would go with the best quality clear coat possible and allow a good 24, even better 48 hours to dry before even getting it wet. i would prob. rinse or soak it before using it too.
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