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Old 04-24-2013, 02:59 AM   #1
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Question: How to paint anodized aluminum?

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I've got a big Tru-turn spinner with a factory anodized blue finish. I want to paint it red. Is there any difficulty with simply cleaning, priming and then painting the finish coats? Should I sand off the anodized finish and prime with zinc chromate primer before spraying on the red?
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Re: Question: How to paint anodized aluminum?

Just clean it good with lacquer thinners or alcohol and give it a light coat of aluminum primer then spray on the finish of your choice. Any polyurethane base paint is fuel proof. I believe the paint with zinc chromate in it is now illegal.

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