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Painting aluminum tips

Postby Modstock » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:05 pm

My TD has a few scratches on the side that I'd like fixed but I know the whole sides would probably need to be painted.
Any tips on kinds of paint I should use ?
Could I roll it on , ect ?
The aluminum is white but was thinking of going to a Teal for a retro 50's look.

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Re: Painting aluminum tips

Postby tony.latham » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:54 pm

It needs to be acid-etched, sprayed with an appropriate primer and then top-coated with a spray gun. HF's $15 gun would work fine.

Todd aka KTM_GUY did a fine job and used Raptor Liner. You might give him a bump.

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Modstock wrote:My TD has a few scratches on the side that I'd like fixed but I know the whole sides would probably need to be painted.
Any tips on kinds of paint I should use ?
Could I roll it on , ect ?
The aluminum is white but was thinking of going to a Teal for a retro 50's look.

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Re: Painting aluminum tips

Postby Modstock » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:07 pm

I wonder if it would be any cheaper to have it wrapped ?

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Re: Painting aluminum tips

Postby aggie79 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:06 am

I'd live with the scratches. They're going to happen no matter what the finish.
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Re: Painting aluminum tips

Postby halfdome, Danny » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:37 am

My first TD had scratches above the fenders and I covered them with oval vynal photos.
How about something like that, there's vynal graphics and wraps available.
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Re: Painting aluminum tips

Postby Modstock » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:36 pm

Yeah, I was thinking about some swoopy graphics on the side like bigger rv's.
Was gonna doll it up to sell it but.
IDK, I may just leave it for the next owner. (Blank canvas) for them.

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