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gould
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posted December 23, 2004 07:30 PM  
has anyone done it? would 220 grit be ok to rough the surface up? i hate painting!!

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tilley88
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posted December 23, 2004 07:49 PM  
If the surface is smooth enuff, use 3M scotchbrite pads. Should be able to get 'em at about any hardware store or paint store.

mod70
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posted December 23, 2004 08:06 PM           send a private message to tilley88   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
I agree with tilley, that's what I used on the inside (white) side of my quarters and sails with no problems. It even put up with all the abuse that the inside of the quarters take.

norightturn
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posted December 27, 2004 06:59 AM  
You really need to prime it using an "etching" primer. Any autobody paint store should have it. It bonds to the aluminum better.

zeroracing
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posted December 27, 2004 10:00 AM  
we paint all of ours, but i am not a painter a friend does it all i just do the sanding and stuff. he puts like 7 layers on the last body before we were done. i will ask him what to use it sticks really well if you do it right. if you mess it up i have seen painted aluminum fall off from little use.

gould
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posted December 27, 2004 04:44 PM  
the guy painting it owns a body shop, i just have to get it ready

FlyNLoIMCA17
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posted December 28, 2004 04:06 PM  
just scuff it up with a scotch brite pad and send it to him, that will do the job. I paint front and back of all my metal.

tilley88
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posted December 28, 2004 08:30 PM  
Yeah, just scuff it and clean it real good. I've got some body panels going on 3 years with no flaking or peeling using this method.

racin78p
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posted December 29, 2004 04:12 AM  
I do this stuff for a living myself. Have for over thirty years (my dad owned a body/paint shop). Use a red scotch brite pad(s). Make sure you scuff it so that there aren't any shiny areas. That is where you will have problems. The paint won't stick well enough. It won't "bite" into the surface. Of course DON'T scuff any panel that has grease, oil ect. on it! Clean them first, and your hands. Painters dis-like intensely helpers with greasy hands! It's called fish eyes. And all this varies drastically depending on what kind of paint is being sprayed. I could go on and on, but bless you gould for doing the prep work. I hate it!!! By the way, 220 grit on a DA is probably way too course, and more so if hand sanding. It will cut through the existing paint, leaving bare aluminum. This can cause the painter headaches with sealing, or at the least more work. [IMG]
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chas28
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posted January 03, 2005 03:23 PM  
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Originally posted by gould:
has anyone done it? would 220 grit be ok to rough the surface up? i hate painting!!


use minerial sprits to clean ALL THE GREASE AND OIL OFF.then use 3m 7447 scothbrite pad the dk. red ones. use some soapy warter put dish soap in a water bottle just a few drops will do and wash it off clean when you are done.

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