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painting aluminum 8 years 3 months ago #7873

i want to repaint the bottom of my aluminum boat.what prep work needs to be done to make sure the paint holds ? it has been painted once before.i`m going to sand it back to bear metal .what kind of primer?

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Re:painting aluminum 8 years 3 months ago #7877

zinc chromate

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Re:painting aluminum 8 years 3 months ago #7886

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MadProps wrote:

zinc chromate

And please make sure you read the can! That is great stuff (self etching) but very nasty to your lungs if inhaled.

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Re:painting aluminum 8 years 3 months ago #8090

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If so Mark, I'm probably dead, and this is all a dream...

:laugh:

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Re:painting aluminum 8 years 2 months ago #9828

You can buy the self etching primer. and you want to prime it as soon as possable after you get it down to bare matal. Alumimum starts to ozadize as soon as it hits the air.
Mike aka pathfinderz1

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