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Old 06-23-2012, 09:48 AM
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Default priming aluminum

I have a piece of aluminum I want to paint. It's will be a small outdoor sign. If I clean the aluminum well, it's never been painted and it is not anodized, can I use a general purpose primer and paint like Krylon or similar. If it was a boat, plane or something like that, I would get the correct stuff but I want to pick this up a HD or Lowes or use what I already have.
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:04 AM
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We used to use a yellow chromate primer on all non-ferrous in the Navy.
I bet you could find that at Lowe's etc. If not a local boat store. Then
top coat just before the primer is completely dry, you will get a better
bond between layers.

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