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    Question Black Acrylic sheet - not 4' x 8'

    I don't want a huge sheet, I want to build an internal overflow box that's the size of a Kleenex box (the bigger home size).
    At most a 2' x 2' piece, 8mm to 10mm.

    I've tried RONA, Home Hardware, Home Depot, Reno Depot... no black! Only clear, white or smoky. Often only 5mm.

    I'm in the greater Montreal area. Help me find a supplier please. TIA
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    Short of going to an acrylic supplier, have you considered using Krylon Fusion to just paint the clear?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Meep Click here to enlarge
    Short of going to an acrylic supplier, have you considered using Krylon Fusion to just paint the clear?
    Yes, got a can. Now I'm wondering if I should paint both the outside & inside. Also I imagine it would be a good idea to use 160 or finer grit to sand it down before spray painting.
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    i would only paint the out side just in case you need to do some scrubbing on the inside.

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    Since it's an internal filter I would paint the inside the filter side of the plexi, that way for the appearance you can clean the side viewable from the fish tank, as it doesn't really matter if the inside of the filter gets grubby... If it was an external filter I would paint the outside, from my experience with the fusion it holds like hell to plexi as long as you apply it to clean plexi and give it proper drying time, some light sanding would even make it stick better...

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