Aluminum bracket different bottom paint?

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Might be a silly question, and not something I thought of when I bought the boat since I boat it as a trailer boat but using it 3-6 days a week from April-Nov isn’t fun launching/retrieving when half that times alone. Boat has an aluminum Armstrong flotation bracket and I keep it on a mooring. I put it on a mooring mid way through last season and bottom paint from previous owner was in decent shape so didn’t do any painting. After pressure washing/sanding when I pulled it I need to paint the bottom this year. Can I use the same paint on the bracket as the hull? Have heard/read mixed things and first time doing it so want to make sure I don’t do anything to ruin the bracket. TIA for any info
 

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Here is what I did about 17 years ago and it has held up well.

1. Stripped the bracket to bare aluminum. Sanded it down with 80 grit.
2. Petit tie coat primer - 6627
3. Overcoat with Interlux Trilux 1st coat red paint, 2nd and 3rd coats your matching color to the hull. Idea here is whe I see red I overcoat with fresh ablative paint.

Has held up very well except for the one time cooper based paint was used (not me :))
 

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Thanks all for the information, picked up some regular bottom paint for the hull and aluminum paint for the bracket today, appreciate the information
 

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pacifica plus had given me better performance than Trilux. IMO, the whole boat should be painted in the copper free paint. I know some of the outdrive manufactures recommend a stand off of a certain distance. But, that sounds like too much work, just pain the whole bottom in compatible paint.
 

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pacifica plus had given me better performance than Trilux. IMO, the whole boat should be painted in the copper free paint. I know some of the outdrive manufactures recommend a stand off of a certain distance. But, that sounds like too much work, just pain the whole bottom in compatible paint.
That’s interesting, I haven’t heard that yet but mines an outboard on a bracket so not sure if that makes a difference. I won’t be cracking the paint cans until next weekend so will continue to research and exchange as needed. Thanks for the information, glad I asked I like hearing as much info as I can
 

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pacifica plus had given me better performance than Trilux. IMO, the whole boat should be painted in the copper free paint. I know some of the outdrive manufactures recommend a stand off of a certain distance. But, that sounds like too much work, just pain the whole bottom in compatible paint.
1 inch tape line from bracket or engine to bottom paintsides and bottom
Just leave gelcoat surface an wax it like the hull or use copper free in that area also.
 
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