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Old 10-12-2007, 06:37 PM
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Arrow Painting ?'s

I have a used Pace-Edwards Rolltop cover that I bought and am trying to "refurbish"

The aluminum rails were faded and need painted..

well -- I washed the heck out of them and cleaned them up good -- then wet sanded them with some pretty find sandpaper until there were no bumps, etc.

then rubbed them down with alcohol and let them dry. Then proceeded to paint them with the high heat/rust stopper (all I had) Rustoleum paint.

As soon as I sprayed it on it started to fish-eye and crackle... I sprayed on a couple coats trying to even the paint and let it dry - then came back after it was dry and wetsanded it again -- this time with some more coarse sandpaper and then the fine sandpaper. Washed them again and rubbed down with alcohol and resprayed.

This time one turned out somewhat better -- but the other was worse!

What causes this? how can I fix it so it doesn't look like I sprayed it with crackle paint? I want it to at least be presentable

Any ideas guys and gals??? can I fix this by sanding? what type/grain of sandpaper do I need? was it the wrong type of paint? Any ideas -- I'm listening!!!
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:04 PM
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Anyone???
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:18 PM
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Aluminum requires a different prep, primer, and sealer most times. Most likely it was powdercoated from the manufacturer. Sometimes they can get away with not prepping it correctly when they powdercoat. I'm sure you've seen an aluminum piece where whole sections of black paint are flaking off. That's usually why. Anyway, here is a page I found that may help with what you are doing. Painting Aluminum Aircraft, Outboard Motors, Decks, Houses, Etc.
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can you get some pics?
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Old 10-13-2007, 06:20 AM
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man that looks cool just throm'em on the truck and go...


LOL...
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Old 10-13-2007, 06:42 AM
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hahahaha -- I thought about it -- would match the texture on the vinyl




anyone out there have any ideas????
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Old 10-13-2007, 07:34 AM
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It looks like you sprayed to thick. Like you got a bunch of runs that did not run because you painted them flat.

How ever after my adventure of painting a fishing boat for a buddy. I found out that you need a special primer to put on aluminum prior to painting it.

What is happening is the paint is not totally adhering to the metal. The reason being is your paint is not made for aluminum. I say sand done prime with a primer made for aluminum and then you can respray with any color paint you would like.
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yah -- that is after several coats -- I sprayed a couple light coats trying to fill in the holes so I could sand it down... all I could think of doing..

but that is about two coats after letting the first dry as the directions on the can stated -- but those coats are liiiiight

I guess i'm just gonna have to keep sanding and painting to fill in all the gaps.....
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