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loudsubz 04-24-2010 7:58 AM

Painting polished aluminum?
Is it even worth the time and effort? I have been reading theres a realy trick to painting it, and you need to use a special etching primer to allow the paint to bond without peeling off.

For those who have attempted, was it worth it? Or money just down the drain.

I bought some Polished aluminum cans and was thinking about painting them white to match my tower but may be thinking twice.

wake_upppp 04-24-2010 5:27 PM

Dont use etch primer on aluminum. Use either an epoxy primer or some companies make what they call a conversion coating for painting aluminum. Scuff them with a red Scotchbrite so you get good adhesion. It will only be a waste of money if you dont prep it right and dont use the correct materials.

repo 04-25-2010 2:44 PM

Could look at getting them powder coated too.

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