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  • Ghost-Vanguard commented on bntjonas's instructable Paint Aluminum7 months ago
    Paint Aluminum

    I work in aviation and when painting aluminum, follow these steps:1: remove any old paint2: polish with low grit to high grit until your standard is met3(optional): polish in the same direction and finish with scotch bright for a smooth finish.4: apply aluminum metal treat to any bare areas. Follow the instructions on the bottle.5: apply a light coating of primer and allow to dry for at least 10 minutes. Y ou waht the paint to be slightly tacky still.6: apply paint in 3 light coatings making sure everything is even and fully painted by the 3rd coat. Don't put too much paint at once or you risk runs and allow about 2-3 minutes between each coat.7(optional) if you want to add additional colors, wait about 2 hours for the paint to mostly dry, then mask and paint. Waiting longer than that: ...

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    I work in aviation and when painting aluminum, follow these steps:1: remove any old paint2: polish with low grit to high grit until your standard is met3(optional): polish in the same direction and finish with scotch bright for a smooth finish.4: apply aluminum metal treat to any bare areas. Follow the instructions on the bottle.5: apply a light coating of primer and allow to dry for at least 10 minutes. Y ou waht the paint to be slightly tacky still.6: apply paint in 3 light coatings making sure everything is even and fully painted by the 3rd coat. Don't put too much paint at once or you risk runs and allow about 2-3 minutes between each coat.7(optional) if you want to add additional colors, wait about 2 hours for the paint to mostly dry, then mask and paint. Waiting longer than that: just pask and rub in with some scotch bright. Make sure to rub in the same direction (from left to right, etc..) for a good finish.8: finish and allow a full day to dry.

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