- Oct 31, 2011
Anyone have any good experience painting aluminum? Looking to paint my gin pole and being told that paint holds up better than powder coat. thanks...
My experience with paint of all types is the key to a long lasting finish is surface prep, surface prep and more surface prep. Although if you accidentally spill some of the paint on an area where there's been no surface prep...it's there forever...lol
Surface prep with #80 Alum oxide, Alodine, Epoxy primer, Epoxy topcoat.
Alodine, it's flammable and hazardous, it must be good stuff. I have not used either one of these products but they appear to be made to do just what you want to do before painting and after removal of the existing paint and corrosion products. I would sandblast that puppy and use the metal prep and alodine solutions and paint with a two part poly paint.Can you expand on the Alodine step? Im painting a Aluminum Radar mast.
I don't have a sprayer so I'm planning to use brushes and rollers.
Will probably use Inter Lux Perfection, but I'm open to suggestions.