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Re: [APD] Used Acrylic Tank Repair
You can buy solvent based cement for acrylic plastic at plastics
stores, like Tap Plastics. This stuff does a weld when you use it
as glue and it isn't hard to use. I would do it with the tank upside
down to avoid the solvent running down the side of the tank. To get
rid of scratches, the best way is to use "wet or dry" sandpaper, used
wet with water. Use one of the coarser grits first, followed by each
finer grit until you are using the finest grit. Then polish it with
at least two grades of polishing compound and a buffing wheel. It is
hard, time consuming work.
On Jun 26, 2006, at 8:09 PM, Billy Reiter wrote:
> I recently purchased a used 50 Gallon rounded acrylic Freshwater
> tank with
> built in 15 Gallon Sump. I got it for 20.00 and in need of some major
> repairs. It was a cheap price, so I thought I would give it a try.
> The front panel has separated from the top piece of acrylic and I
> need to
> get something to re-'weld' them back together.
> The tank holds water, although at the moment it bows severely due
> to the
> separation. Any suggestions on a substance that will fix this?
> The tank also is pretty badly scratched with some clouding all
> over. Has
> anyone had any lick with acrylic repair kits, and/or
> recommendations for
> fixing this?
> I'm not really expecting to make this a show tank, but I would like
> for it
> to look nice while acting as a breeding tank for my Cherry and CRS
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