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Unread 04-14-2007, 03:30 PM
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Painting/Coating Aluminum

Long question short.

Will duracoat work on aluminum? or What will? ie, paint?
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    Unread 04-14-2007, 03:38 PM
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    Re: Painting/Coating Aluminum


    I have never sprayed Duracoat, but it is just should stick fine as long as you use the proper primer.....I'd probably sand it or bead blast it first and then use a compatible etching primer before painting.
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    Unread 04-15-2007, 07:58 PM
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    Re: Painting/Coating Aluminum

    Duracoat does not require a primer, just degrease it well and spray it. It is an epoxy, so it bonds to just about any surface.
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    Unread 04-15-2007, 08:34 PM
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    For really neat coatings for aluminum do a search on " home anodizing of aluminum " . The info is astounding and the process simple and cheap . I don't know if you saw the latest wild child offering on 6mmbr , a really cool space gun that has some anodized aluminum parts and the inventor of this rig ( it has a magnetic tuner no less ) anodized the parts himself .

    The best search provided article I read was by a Brit and he was thorough . If you do it let me know . I'm still playing with aluminum myself .

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