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Ballinbird
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I have a 29 gallon Eclipse 3 that I'm finally wanting to paint the back of the tank, and am wondering if anybody has pics of theirs... preferrably in a redish color if anybody has it. I would love to see them! Thanks guys.

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I have never heard of it, but think it would work so long as the paint did not get wet. That would be the problem in doing it - think it would be e to peal off if it gets wet. I believe there is paint, however, made specifically for glass. Someone else, might have more information - this is my first time one here in years......
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Why is it censored? I didn't write anything bad - a typo?
e is not a bad word - means inclined to do or be affected by something.
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EditedEdited 14-Sep-2010 00:07
Here I will spell it backward: enorp. It is in the dictionary.
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Painting glass can be a problem any time for several reasons.

The paint cannot lock into a glass surface like wood etc.
It must be put on with a roller and let completely dry before the next coat, this can usually be 24+hrs. I did say DRY not touch dry which is a totally different matter.

If the next coat is put on before the previous coat is dry it stops the underneath coat from drying. It then will come to a point when you are using the roller it will all lift off.

Glass paint I believe it is a liquid that does some thing to the glass surface so that it can be painted.
You will have to contact a paint manufacturer and ask them, not the local paint shop.

When it gets wet the paint ripples and some times can be seen from the front of the tank.

Keith

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I realize it may be too late for this reply, but maybe not.

Before setting up my current tank I cleaned the exterior glass well. Then masked off the other 3 sides and the top (sealed it with plastic). Next I used spraypaint and painted the exterior of the back of the tank. It looks great and was way too easy. Runs which are visible from the back are invisible from the front. You may need to do a few coats, but the paint dries super fast. If you still want to see it let me know.

Alec
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FYI, it has been over 6 months since doing this and zero problems - peeling, rippling, etc.
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