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  1. Lowflyer7

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    Hi guys

    So as a lot of you know, I am embarking on a 4 foot venture. I am building my own lid from 18mm ply wood and the stand will also have a piece on top to support the tank.

    My question: Which paint can I use to seal the wood inside the lid and the stand top to prevent swelling?

    Secondly, after giving the stand a good clean and sand, which paint do you recommend to prevent further rusting?

    Thanks in advance.
    Luke
     
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  3. Whoknows

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    For the canopy you can use outdoor varnish. It comes in a variety of colours so pick out one you like but start with the varnishing early as it takes 2 days to dry 4 days if you do 2 coats.
    For the stand sand it back to bare metal and then paint 2 coats red oxide and then 2 more coats black(or a colour of you choice) enamel
     
  4. AmithS

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    I've used hammerite on all my stand refurbs with good results. Last tank stand I did on my 6 foot after 10 years still looks new...

    Comes in hammered and smooth finishes, apply direct to metal no primer required...

    Google hammerite, most places keep it... Makro, builders etc...
     
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    Lowflyer7

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    Thank you all.
     
  7. Adrian Gatter

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    I sealed my plywood lid with clear Gripseal. It's lasted 10 months no issues so far.
     
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    I found a marine sealer for wood, from Penny Pinchers. Will get the name, cos Im buying it this week. Also, whats the dimensions of your 4 foot.
     
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    BEST invention ever this stuff!!!!
     
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    I used Woodoc 50 to seal wood with good results.
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    For you're metal frame apply a red oxide base coat/primer and then give it a final coat with whatever you like.If you don't have a spray gun and compressor the easiest would be a spray can.I used spray mate.
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    I have used super Laykold sealant which is non-toxic. Woodoc 50 should be easier though.
     

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