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Planning Painting aluminum

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Elton, 30 Jul 2013.

  1. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Although I'm pretty okay at painting steel. I've been planning to paint the inside of my newly acquired (or rather 2nd handed acquisition) ATCS 840.

    Now the question is: How does one go about painting aluminum? What are the differences and what are the idiosyncracies?

    Hell should I even paint that sexy sexy shiny white?
     
  2. miller

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  3. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    The simplicity of it actually makes me feel utterly idiotic. But thanks! :D
     
  4. Big_malc

    Big_malc Well-Known Member

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    wash, dry, scratch, wash, dry, tack clean, etch prime, prime, paint
     
  5. miller

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    Don't feel like that, I didn't know until someone showed me :thumb:
     
  6. asrock94

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    hello
    you have to use sandpaper, washed, dried thoroughly, and paint
     
  7. Elton

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    So if I have an anondized case, I'll have to sand it until the paint is gone, wash and then primer, then layer it?
     
  8. sniperdude

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    No chance of just having it powder coated Elton?

    Far better and harder finish IMHO
     
  9. Elton

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    I could. But powder coating the inside? A bit of a waste.

    I think I'll leave it unpainted until I can justify the funds.
     
  10. asrock94

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    yes...the paint clings to the rough
     

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