I laid down two layers of fiberglass on a tank pattern that matched his tank and began to smooth the surface.
Here’s the dog deck cover midway through the smoothing process. I created a collar around the filler neck hole and on the front of the tank you see marks where I wanted reinforcement so the thin glass wouldn’t curl away from the tank.
Now you can see the collar and reinforcement ‘wings’.
I got real lucky an found some acrylic enamel that was very close to Ross’s metallic silver tank.
I found some adhesive non-slip shower material at the hardware store then had a devil of a time fitting the pieces over the compound curves of the tank in some decorative fashion. That was a nasty job.
I think the project worked out pretty well. Too bad they don’t make non-slip in shades of green.
I even put little felt pads on the underside to protect his tank. In case you wonder how the piece stays on-it has a lip that catches the tank in front, the filler neck hole holds it laterally and a bit of Velcro in the rear does it.
If you have a companion dog, don’t call me for a doggy deck because I won’t do another one. Nobody would pay for the time it took.