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Old 05-01-2016, 05:35 AM   #1
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Default How much Plastikote for an Alexander?

Considering getting an Alexander cage for a future Syrian my mum said I could get (finally!) and have decided to Plastikote it so I can reuse the levels and make them easier to clean. I'm just wondering how much Plastikote I would need for all 3 levels? Probably won't do the houses so just the levels and the ramp. There is a hardware shop near me (can't remember the name!) that does 59ml bottles for around 3 - how many of these would I need?
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Old 05-01-2016, 07:33 AM   #2
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I would think a couple of pots would do the levels, you only need about two coats applied very thinly, if you put it on too thick it doesn't dry well, not too much on shelves as it can make them a bit too plasticky & slippery!
Why not do the houses too? They probably need it the most, inside at least.
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Default Re: How much Plastikote for an Alexander?

Thank you Cypher! Come to think of it I might actually do the houses, decided against it initially because Willow has a wooden house and I haven't seen any pee-stains, I guess all hamsters are different though! I think I might buy either 2 or 3 pots - 3 would give me enough to do the houses as well and it's a good price as I don't want to spend any more than about 10 on it really xx
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Old 05-03-2016, 02:21 AM   #4
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Default Re: How much Plastikote for an Alexander?

I'd say two pots as well, three to be on the safe side if you are doing the houses as well. Definitely only thin coats - I slapped it on a bit thick last time and it took ages to dry, whereas the previous time I did a thin coat, waited till next day to do a second coat and it was dry within a few hours after that.
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